Boys and Girls Clubs reach out to communities - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Boys and Girls Clubs reach out to communities

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Tifton schools get renovations

    Tifton schools get renovations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:10:57 GMT
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
  • 9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:30:46 GMT
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
  • Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:54:21 GMT
    Information from The Georgia Department of Labor- The Georgia Department of Labor says Metro Albany's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4More >>
    The rate increased because of seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers and temporary layoffs, primarily in manufacturing. There were 60,500 jobs in Albany in June, down by 300, or 0.5 percent, from 60,800 in May. Most of the loss came in state government and the service-related industries.More >>

November 28, 2006

Albany--  The Boys and Girls Club wants to reach much further than the walls of their centers. The national organization is pushing local clubs to expand their services to their surrounding communities.

The clubs offer kids positive leadership and a place for after-school recreation. But many kids don't benefit from those services because of transportation or money issues. That's why clubs like the one here in Albany are bringing services to them.

They recently opened centers at Lamar Reese and Sylvester Road Elementary Schools so people in those communities can benefit from the services.

"The program does work. It's just a matter of us identifying the needs, working as a complete community and working with the board of education to say these are the things we can do to help you in education and make the big difference," said Director of Operations Bob Hutchinson.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany is also in negotiations to open a center at MLK Elementary. The club also recently began offering money management classes to teens and their families.  

feedback: news@walb.com?subject=BoysAndGirlsClub