The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley has received a $4,500 sponsorship from the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club to support its teen program for the first quarter of 2014. The funds are being used for staff, supplies, and activities for the teens who attend the Raymond P. Lavietes Clubhouse in Shelton.

“These kids need us — statistics show again and again that the hours of 3-6 p.m. are the ’danger zone’ for unsupervised youth,” said Shaye Roscoe, Boys & Girls Club executive director. “The Boys & Girls Club offers them a positive alternative to the streets, exposing them to a team committed to their success and programming designed to help them succeed in school and in life. We are able to provide this quality programming to our teens because of such civic-minded organizations as the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club.”

For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, visit www.BGC-LNV.org.