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BGCTC Summer Programming

The school year is coming to a close and BGCTC is getting ready for summer programming to begin on June 13. Our Minneapolis and St. Paul Clubs will be open all Summer with meals, literacy, numeracy, and STEAM activities, sports programs, and so much more. Clubs will...

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Growing Strong: Cooking Program at Patrick Henry

The cooking program at our Patrick Henry Club has been a huge hit with the high school students. The group meets weekly to learn about healthy recipes, substitutions, and affordable nutrition. *Brianna often attends the program and told staff, “I like how we can all...

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Growing Strong: Yin Yoga at Southside Village

We are thankful for a partnership with 612-Jungle yoga studio and our Southside Village Club. An instructor came in to talk to the kids about the practice and held a 30 minute Yin Yoga session. The members also participated in a collaborative exercise where they each...

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Growing Strong: East Side Memorial Garden

With grant funding and volunteer support from the Saint Paul Garden Club, our East Side Club created a beautiful garden space to honor the memory of East Side youth that have passed away and to support the hopes and dreams of today’s youth. The garden is located in...

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Give in Gratitude: Kelly

Kelly is a fourth grade student at Centennial who is grateful for our literacy program! Kelly's mom told Club staff that her daughter’s conferences are getting harder every time. Each year, her daughter continues to fall further behind in reading. Her teachers are...

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Give in Gratitude: Caden

Caden is a fourth grader who has been attending the Club since Kindergarten, but hadn’t shown much interest in sports right up until the start of baseball season this past Summer. At first, Caden spent time with the other youth who had never played baseball before,...

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Give in Gratitude: The Davis Family

The Davis* family of four siblings, all between grades four and seven, have been attending Club programs for the past five years; they are just one example of how BGCTC continues to make a positive impact for youth families. John Bryant, Club Program Director, says...

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Success Ahead: Amelia

Amelia*, a third grader, began attending the Boys & Girls Club this summer to receive academic support. When Amelia first started attending the Club, she was very shy and reserved. Over time, the Club has brought out her energetic side! Ms. Kelsey, a staff member,...

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Success Ahead: Brayden

Brayden* is transitioning into the fifth grade this fall and has been attending the Boys & Girls Clubs for two years. Brayden distinguished himself this year in the BGCTC Literacy Program! Using the Rock ‘n Read program, an interactive program model to ensure...

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