MetroWest Boys and Girls Clubs press release:
May 10, 2021
As the Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest (BGCMW) prepare for the upcoming summer session, it is important to reflect on the importance of safe and affordable programming for youth in the region. This past year has been difficult to say the least, and especially for children at risk. During these dark times, the clubs opened their doors and gave children a safe space to cope, process their emotions and grow in a stimulating environment. The young people found comfort and security in the staff members and it made all the difference in getting through this difficult time.
Evan, a member of the Marlborough Clubhouse, has taken full advantage of the positive mentorship that comes with the Club experience. He started this school year at the Club as one of the members which required a lot of attention from the staff. He was easily frustrated and let emotions get the better of him. With amazing mentors and a safe environment over the past six months, Evan has started to make a difference. He has built strong relationships within the club and now gives excellent behavior to other members. He was even named member of the month for April.
Real-life examples like this show the important role clubs play in giving young people a sense of normalcy. The summer programming will see children back to being kids again and the MetroWest community agrees. DCU for Kids, St. Mary’s Credit Union, TJX Companies, Northern Management Group, Avidia Bank and Long Automotive challenge you to give young people a summer they will never forget! All donations made to the Summer Camps Fund before June 1 will be matched with donations from these generous donors. These camp scholarships ensure that any child can have the ultimate summer experience, regardless of their background or financial situation.
The summer program will be open at each of the three lodges – Framingham, Marlborough and Hudson, as well as Francis J. Kane Elementary School in Marlborough. The programs will run for eight weeks from June 28 to August 20. Donate to the Summer Camps Fund or register a child for camp today at www.bgcmetrowest.org.
This press release was produced by the Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.