Have you ever wondered what the Boys & Girls Club is like and if it would be good for your family? This is the week to check out your local club as more than 4,000 clubs are opening their doors for tours during National Boys & Girls Club Week. Now through April 13, 2013 join the Open the Door and Take the Tour to Boys & Girls Club celebrations and events where you can hear kids and other stakeholders talk about how the Boys & Girls Club help transform lives nationwide.
During National Boys & Girls Club Week, clubs will have fun daily activities for Club members, parents, and the entire neighborhood. Each day has a theme:
- Tuesday, April 9 – Open the door to technology.
- Wednesday, April 10 – Open the door to character and citizenship.
- Thursday, April 11 – Open the door to healthy lifestyles.
- Friday, April 12 – Open the door. Take the tour.
Want to take a virtual tour first? Check out this virtual Open the Door and Take the Tour to Boys & Girls Club.
There are 7 Boys & Girls Clubs in the greater Akron, Ohio area, check them out. Here is the list of daily events during the National Boys & Girls Club Week in Akron, Ohio area. If you are outside of Akron, find your local Club here.
Boys & Girls Club Success Story
Misty Copeland was exposed to the arts for the first time through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. From a girl who was afraid to join the Club’s ballet calss at age 11, she won 1st place in the Music Center Spotlight Awards at age 15. She went on to receive a full scholarship at the SanFrancisco Balelt School and American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive. In 2007, she was appointed soloist dancing as Kitri in Don Quixote, and Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara in The Nutcracker. Misty Copeland gives credit to the Boys & Girls Club for launching her career as one of few African-American calssical ballerinas in the world.
Learn about more Boys & Girls Club success stories.
Get Involved with Boys & Girls Club
Be sure to visit your local Club during the National Boys & Girls Club Week for your family, friends, and to see how you can get involved. There are many ways that you can make a difference in the life of a child by partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of America by donating, giving, and supporting. Find out more about how you can make a difference here. You can help the Boys & Girls Clubs create great future for all kids.
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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.