26 Feb
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Growing Strong: Thomas

Thomas*, a high school freshman, has been attending the Little Earth Club for the past eight years. He enjoys coming to the Club to get exercise, help with homework, and life advice, and also to spend time learning with his peers and engaging in positive activities. During the pandemic, the Club has provided Thomas with […]

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26 Feb
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Growing Strong: Cooking at East Side

In non-pandemic times, BGCTC provides nutritious meals and snacks on-site to Club members Monday-Friday as part of our Healthy Lifestyles programming. Club staff empower youth to learn how to cook healthy meals at home as well take charge of their overall physical and mental health. Recently, a group of teens from our East Side Club […]

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26 Feb
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Growing Strong: Sophia

Sophia*, a third grader at our Centennial Elementary Club, has been attending the Club’s virtual programs almost every day since last summer. She looks forward to Movement Monday each week and loves to participate in the Pokémon Training fitness videos. “It’s so fun doing Pokémon workouts before my hockey practice,” she says. “It’s a good […]

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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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