ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Information from The Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany took the Overall State Program Award at this past week's Georgia Area Council, made up of 361 different Boys & Girls Club units across the state of Georgia.
There is a great deal of competition between the clubs to bring home an award. The Overall State Program Award is the highest honor to be bestowed on an organization.
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them, especially teens.
With the tremendous need for programs that engage teens and keep them off the streets after school, Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany's Keystone Clubs implemented a program to focus on increasing the frequency of teen attendance at the clubs.
Keystone Clubs are the Boys & Girls Club Movement's most dynamic teen program. It affords teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience. They conduct activities in three areas: academic success, career exploration and community service.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany offers that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence, which is what the Keystone members wanted to share with their friends and why they began the More Kids, More Time program.