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Boys and Girls Club Seeks New Location
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 a donation.

Thank you,

Chris Corrao
Manager Ketchikan Boys & Girls Club
Ketchikan, AK


Received January 05, 2009 - Published January 06, 2009



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