From press and staff reports
The Winston County Boys and Girls Club is preparing for the start of the school year after wrapping up its summer program recently.
With a mission statement of “inspiring and enabling all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens,” the organization has actively worked to create an environment of learning and growing for young students.
Unit director Terron Neal noted that the children were great this summer and that the staff were preparing for the school year which kicks off Monday, August 12.
The after school program will be Monday through Friday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The program costs $30 a month for Kindergarten to 4th grade and $15 a month for 5th grade and up.
The program had 75 children enrolled in the summer program and 65 children enrolled in last year’s regular after school program.
The program offers a Power Hour, which promotes the importance of homework. Volunteers and staff help check students’ homework. Students can also complete optional worksheets. Students also can participate in a variety of athletic activities.
The club is also seeking volunteers and donations. All of the funds raised through the campaign will be put in the general fund of the Boys and Girls Club. The funds would be used for supplies and the needs of the day-to-day operation of the Boys and Girls Club and to support the programs for the children. Individuals can mail in a donation or they can drop it off at the Boys and Girls Club. Checks, which should be made out to the Boys and Girls Club of Winston County, can be mailed to The Boys and Girls Club of Winston County, 403 Warner Avenue , Louisville, MS 39339.
For questions or more information, call the Boys and Girls Club at 662-779-1169.