Georgetown Boys & Girls Club is moving to a single location
The Georgetown Boys & Girls Club will soon move into the old Carver Elementary School. Previously, the organization operated at two sites, Park Lane and Stonehaven, assisting children from across the city. Operating the two sites proved difficult for the staff because many of their programming efforts are collaborative. For example, only Park Lane had a functional kitchen, so staff had to transport dinners four miles from Park Lane to Stonehaven.
“By coming under one roof again, we feel we will be able not only to serve the same children, if not more, but also to offer a higher quality program in a larger, more modern facility,” explains branch director Daniel Anstee.
The Georgetown Boys & Girls Club provides afterschool care for only $10 a year per child, enabling families who cannot afford a babysitter after school to place their children in a safe, positive environment. Last year, the Boys & Girls Club enrolled 844 children.
At the new location, the Boys & Girls Club will have access to the cafeteria and kitchen, gym, classrooms, offices, library, and conference rooms. For the first time in the club’s history, staff can separate elementary and high school students during homework time.
“Children, parents, and staff will benefit from this move,” Daniel says. “I believe it’s a win-win situation for all parties.”
Support the Boys & Girls Club with these fundraisers:
“Taste of Georgetown”
September 11, 6:00 p.m.
Georgetown Community Center
Local restaurants will serve hors d’oeuvres, and auction items will be available for purchase.
September 14, 12:00 p.m.
Berry Creek Country Club
Sign up kids (ages 6–17) for the Boys & Girls Club Afterschool Program for 2015–2016 at bgcgeorgetown.org/join-2. Free memberships are offered to families of active duty military parents and to families receiving assistance from the Georgetown Housing Authority.