• Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast Invites the Community to Celebrate National Boys & Girls Clubs Week

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    June 27, 2022
    On June 27-July 1, 2022, 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 U.S. 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. 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 the following:

    Riverside Club: Monday - Crestview Mayor, Crestview City Manager, and Crestview Chief of Police kick-off the week | Tuesday - Wear your BGC shirt and enjoy a Group Dance Performance | Wednesday - Mental Health Yoga | Thursday - Dress for Success as Your Future Occupation | Friday - Suprise video compilation from club members + BGC's Got Talent! 

    Fort Walton Youth, Jacobe Turner Teen Center, and Kenwood Clubs: Monday - Special guest speaker to read Proclamation + Kickball Challenge | Tuesday - Color War, "What Great Futures Mean to Us" | Wednesday - Presentation by Healthy Okaloosa | Thursday - Volunteers in the community will host Career Sessions | Friday -BGC Water War + BBQ

    DeFuniak Springs Club: Monday - Kick-Off at SoWal Club | Tuesday - Trivia Games + Traveling Trophy of the Group with the Best Spirit | Wednesday - Pulse Check by Walton County Health Department | Thursday - Dress for Success + ONWard Tour at Old Navy in Sandestin + Guest Speaker | Friday - Staff vs. Members Kickball Game + Dessert Buffet+ BBQ

    South Walton Club: Monday - Proclamation + Dance Party | Tuesday - Groups Show Best Spirit | Wednesday - Wellness Discussion | Thursday - Career Day Parade | Friday - Games + Activities

    Destin Club: Monday - Proclamation by Teresa Hebert (City Council) + Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance + Dodgeball Tournament | Tuesday - Wacky Outfits + Dodgeball Tournament | Wednesday - Smoothie King Tasting + F45 Bootcamp  | Thursday - Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office | Friday - Teen Takeover Wacky Olympics Activities 

    Englewood Pensacola Club: Monday- Staff + Members Share Their Favorite BGC Experience | Tuesday - Wear BGC Shirts With Crazy Socks | Wednesday - Field Day Activities | Thursday - Gym Proclamation by Sheriff Chip Simmons  | Friday - Teens Running Friday Funday 

    Follow along on the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast Facebook Page!
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