11 Sep
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Success Ahead: Kayla

Kayla* is going into the third grade this fall and has been a Boys & Girls Club member for the past two years. Her favorite programs to participate in are STEM Mentoring, the annual BGCTC Spelling Bee, and dance fitness. While awaiting the Boys & Girls Clubs’ reopening this fall, Kayla has joined our virtual […]

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11 Sep
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Success Ahead: Kaleb

Kaleb* is a third-grade Club member. He has participated in our Literacy Program reading groups for the past year and has demonstrated great improvements in his independent reading skills. Kaleb leveled up from High Risk to Low Risk this summer, attending 88% of program days! His reading and spelling rates have become faster each day […]

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11 Sep
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Success Ahead: Natalie

Natalie,* a second-grade Club member, is just one example of how BGCTC’s small-group programming has engaged youth in high-quality learning this summer and positively impacted families across the Twin Cities. Natalie had struggled with focus and motivation in the classroom, but with guidance from Club staff, she was able to get back on track! Natalie […]

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11 Mar
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Finding Support in Sharing

When kids arrive at Minneapolis’ Southside Village Club, one of their first activities is to sit down as a group for daily circle time. Circle time is part of BGCTC’s efforts to increase social and emotional learning in all youth and teens we serve. Each day, youth have an opportunity to share how they feel […]

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28 Feb
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A Pioneer for Growth

Joshuah, a high school senior, is the first Club youth from the Little Earth community to be nominated for our Twin Cities Youth of the Year award. He has worked hard his entire life to make healthy decisions for himself and his community. Growing up in a struggling household, Joshuah witnessed his loved ones suffer […]

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