The club provides a drug and alcohol free place for area teenagers (7th grade and up) to hang out. Member do a variety of things, playing the latest video games, shooting pool and getting the chance to become community leaders.
Boys and Girls Club of Portage County FAQ
Q: What can kids do at the club?
A: The Club has a full stage with a sound system and lights, pool tabel, ping pong table, four computers with two MACS that have several games on them. The Club also has many internal organizations to join such as cooking club, Art Club, Fall Sports Club, and many others. We also have a movie projector screen for ultimate theater movies.
Q: Can kids work on their homework while at the club?
A: Yes, we have the computers listed above plus "helpers" who could assist the kids with questions. We provide one-on-one support and exposure to literacy programs in the club as well. Our porgrams are designed to raise academic proficiency of our members.
Q: Do your members have programs to stay fit?
A: Members can join programs at the Club to develop fitness and to promote a healthy lifestyle. We feel by being active, our members can reduce stress, activate the brain for learning and discover abilities they might not know they had! This creates positive social and personal skills.
Q: What if my child is not an athlete? Are there things he/she can do there?
A: Your child may be interested in the arts programs we have here. These programs can helpyour child express themselves in many other ways. They can work on individual projects while working with different templates, supplies and guidance. This allows the child to grow their artistic side.
Q: What are some of the other programs the club has to offer?
A: There is a cooking club, a photo club, game show night we have that is very popular, plus several others. Kids can take part in cake design, music, smart girls club that helps others with their homework. We offer just about everything for everybody!!