On June 21-25, 2021, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast are inviting the community to join them for the National Boys & Girls Club Week to show their support of the Club and its impact on the community. This special celebration offers the general public the opportunity to experience the life-changing programs the Boys & Girls Club offers to children and teens along Florida's Emerald Coast. As part of the week, some 4,700 Boys & Girls Clubs across America and on US military installations worldwide will host weeklong celebrations featuring the many ways that the Boys and Girls Clubs are doing whatever it takes to help youth stay on track as the nation begins to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Many of the week's celebrations will focus on our ability to provide safe places, academic support, workforce readiness, and health and wellness programs.
"Day in and day out, our Boys & Girls Club staff deliver quality experiences that make a difference in a youth's life beyond their time at the Club. Research shows that kids who attend their local Boys & Girls Club regularly are also more likely to have positive self-esteem, volunteer, and be engaged in school," said Shervin Rassa, CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast. "National Boys & Girls Club Week is a special time when we welcome the community to witness the amazing impact Clubs have on the lives of kids and teens."
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast planned activities during National Boys and Girls Club Week include:
Riverside Club: Monday - Wear your most professional outfit and get ready to speak with the Mayor! | Tuesday - Wear your favorite decade outfit | Wednesday - Wear your favorite pj's | Thursday - Sport events | Friday - Members present speeches throughout the Club & Water Day!
Fort Walton Youth and Kenwood Clubs: Monday - The Mayor visits for the Proclamation with Hurlburt Honor Guard | Tuesday - Career Parade with guest speakers and BGC Alumni. | Wednesday - Club Cardio to stay fit led by Ashley J. Planetarium | Thursday - Pep rally/ Field Day with a guest speaker from Shelter House | Friday -Home Depot building kits, NWFSC Guest speakers.
DeFuniak Springs Club: Monday - Proclamation signed by the Mayor of DeFuniak Springs, History/Transformation/Present Day of BGC Organization (Smart Girls)/ Club Spelling Bee | Tuesday - Virtual Career Day via Zoom | Wednesday - Obstacle Course Popcorn Machine | Thursday - Obstacle Course and Fruit Smoothies | Friday - Club Blue Party
South Walton Club: Monday - Robot building | Tuesday - Resume writing/interview prep | Wednesday - Health and Wellness Party ( Zumba) | Thursday - Obstacle Courses | Friday - Club Blue Party
Destin Club: Monday - Councilwoman Proclamation | Tuesday - Police Officers/K-9 Unit | Wednesday - Olympic Day | Thursday - Wall of Love/Trivia | Friday - Baseball/Home Run Derby
Dixon Club: Monday - Learn BGC History | Tuesday - Career Parade | Wednesday - Fitness Day | Thursday - Team Building & Obstacle Courses | Friday - Club Blue Party
Englewood Pensacola Club- Robotics Kahoots / Field Trip | Tuesday - Career Fashion Show | Wednesday - Group Dance Lessons | Thursday - Gym Obstacle Course | Friday - Very Important Member Party and Awards
Jacobe Turner Teen Center - Monday - Mayor Proclamation | Tuesday - Building a Career Wall | Wednesday - Exercise and How to Stay Healthy | Thursday - Recycling Day | Friday - Club Blue Party
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