The Boys & Girls Club is excited to announce that we are again offering “Little Dancers, Big Dreams” to our members as part of last year’s left-over funding for the program from the Pizza Hut Raising Dough for Kids Foundation! Little Dancers, Big Dreams (LDBD) will offer free dance lessons to Club members through the remainder of the 2015 school year. This year, LDBD will offer two, 45 minute classes for the next 7 weeks in the styles of hip-hop and jazz dancing with a recital in June.  If interested, please see the attached letter and permission slip, to be turned in when we return from spring break (April 7).  As always, if you have any questions please feel free to ask!

dance grant letter

Hip-Hop Dance Class

Thursday at the Club………

The kids of the Club joined forces and took on the staff in a friendly match of dodgeball and we adults managed to hold our own – though I’m not sure who had more fun with it, the kids or the staff!  Even some of the parents got in on the action!  The tug-of-war match was far less even…….so much so that it was over all too quickly to snap a photo to capture the downfall of the staff.  Needless to say, staff left with our tails between our legs while the kids held their heads high!  A wonderful time was had by all participants =)

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#GREATFUTURE Story: Michelle Ford

TESTIMONIAL-MICHELLE FORDMichelle Ford is more than just an Assistant Vice President at Key Bank in Evans, she’s a single mother of two young children and a real role model serving on the Advisory Council of The Club – and a proud #BGCLSmom!

Here’s Michelle’s #GREATFUTURE Story:

In 2012, with my two young children, I moved back to the town I grew up in. As a divorced mom, with a full time career, care for my children after school was my main concern. My family told me about The Club and right away I checked it out.

Seeing the laughter and smiles, and learning The Club had more to offer my children than your average after-school program, my mind was quickly put at ease.

Today I am actively involved with The Club and am committed to its future success so our town will always have a safe place for our children to learn and grow.”

Michelle – Thank you for giving so much back to The Club and helping our Evans-Brant kids BE GREAT!

#GREATFUTURE Story: Lt. Pete Smith

PeterSmithTown of Evans Police Lieutenant Peter Smith is their department’s representative on our BGCLS Advisory Council – not because he was told to be – but because he wanted to be. Pete has grown with The Club to be a huge supporter and is seeing first hand the difference it’s making in our community.

Our BGCLS Kids’ #GREATFUTURE started when I started seeing the positive impact The Club is having on the kids and families in our community.”

Thank you to Lt. Smith and the entire Town of Evans Police Department for being real role models and demonstrating that “It Just Takes One” to make a difference in our kids lives.

Gettin’ Crafty!

Our Club members were actively working on lots of fun projects in the Arts & Crafts room on Wednesday, showcased here by their baking talents and crafty skills! Blue cupcakes?! I want some!

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#GREATFUTURE Story: Hillery Fox

TESTIMONIAL-HILLERY FOXHillery Fox, a proud #BGCLSmom shared this awesome #GREATFUTURE Story with our former Unit Director Andrea Wincenciak about the impact The Club has had on her and her daughter.

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the Boys & Girls Club. It is such a relief to know that my children are in a safe place while I am working.

Bailey has been doing her homework during Power Hour and her grades have improved. Thank you to you and all the staff.

We’re glad to be able to help Bailey BE GREAT! at the BGCLS.

#GREATFUTURE Story: Jim Przepasniak

Jim Przepasniak, Superintendent at Lake Shore Central Schools and proud BGCLS Advisory Council Member says his Testimonial-Jim P#GREATFUTURE moment for his involvement in The Club started when:

We wanted and needed a safe place for our children to gather after school. We have created a vibrant, fun and inviting program that supports children and families in our community.

Jim and the entire school district team of teachers, administrators and staff have been huge supporters of the BGCLS. Our kids wouldn’t have the chance to BE GREAT without their support, and for that we thank them.


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