The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley is teaming with the Boy & Girls Clubs of America to promote this movement. On July 31, the campaign will be launched to mobilize the country around the issues facing youth in the United States, raise awareness about the critical role of out-of-school time, and empower the next generation on their future.
The bell will engage supporters to raise awareness on social media and on websites. The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley is asking the Valley community to join the effort.
“When schools are out, the clubs are in,” said Shaye Roscoe, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley. “We seek to ensure that all kids, especially those who need us most, have a positive and enriching experience after the school bell rings to put them on the path to success. As the nation prepares to go back to school, the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley wants to ensure out-of-school is part of the conversation. What happens during these hours can significantly impact a child’s life path.”
The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley has been serving the Valley community for more than 58 years. Approximately 2,200 children currently participate in the club’s programs that engage youth in healthy lifestyles, academic success and leadership opportunities.
“By providing access to positive and productive after school and summer programs, we can reverse negative trends facing our Valley’s youth,” said Jim Queen, director of operations.
The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley offers programs at its Shelton, Seymour and Ansonia clubs as well as satellite programs at schools. All Valley youth are welcome.
To donate, sponsor a child or volunteer contact 203-924-7462 or visit the website.