Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley Cares for Quad Cities Kids
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley has been serving the needs of thousands of Quad Cities youth since 1994. It is a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, a national nonprofit that provides affordable after-school programs for at-risk youth aged six to eighteen. Consistently ranked as one of the best organizations for youth in the country, Boys and Girls Clubs of America serves more than four million youth in 4,000 clubs across all fifty states.
The local Quad Cities chapter, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley, currently has 650 members among its three different clubs: the Davenport Club, the Moline Club, and The Club (also known as the Teen Center). For a mere $15 per year (or $30 for The Club), members enjoy transportation from select schools, daily meals and snacks, and free access to all club programs. These programs include homework help, art, science, robotics, computers, health and life skills, sports, recreational games, dance, guest speakers, field trips, and career and college exploration.
The Club, which is open to members aged thirteen and older, specializes in teen issues, career and college readiness, and twenty-first-century skills teens need in order to compete in today’s economy. The second floor of The Club houses a brand-new Visual and Performing Arts Center, which provides a space for new programming that will allow members to experience different art mediums, such as theater and dance.
By providing such a comprehensive set of programs at such a low cost, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley makes it clear that it truly does care about Quad Cities kids.
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