Boys and Girls Club Seeks
By Chris Corrao
January 06, 2009
The Boys and Girls Club's First Avenue location closed this October
due to building concerns, leaving many kids without a place to
go after school. Staff is currently seeking a new location to
house the Club. The support of parents and community members
has always been a very important piece of our daily operations
at the Club and we are open to any suggestions that the community
may have as to a new location for the Club.
The Boys and Girls Club of Ketchikan serves 40-50 youth each
day, in 5 core program areas and has over 300 members. The Boys
and Girls Club mission is to create a fun, safe and positive
place for kids, and instill in them a sense of competence, usefulness,
belonging, and influence. The Club provides an important service
to the community, as many kids are left on their own after school.
Having worked at the Club for almost 3 years I can say with
confidence that it really does have an impact on the youth of
our community in many different ways. Whether it s a kid getting
help with homework, or playing a game with a new found friend,
a teen getting the chance to hang out in a safe environment,
or a job opportunity they needed help to achieve, there are so
many ways that the Boys & Girls Club can impact the youth
of our community and help create a better, brighter tomorrow.
Please call the Boys & Girls Club at 247-2582 if you have
any suggestions, want to volunteer some of your time, or to make
Manager Ketchikan Boys & Girls Club
Received January 05, 2009 -
Published January 06, 2009
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