• Boys & Girls Clubs of Carbondale Awarded Wells Fargo Grant

    January 14, 2019
    Boys & Girls Clubs of was awarded a $7500. 00 Wells Fargo Grant. 
     
    This grant supports the academic success programs for the youth such as Power Hour (homework, tutoring and remediation) and Academic enrichment programs such as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
     
    The BGCC implements programs and themes each semester to enhance learning in many areas.  This spring semester will focus on a Harry Potter theme to enhance learning in many content areas.  For example, January is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with weekly themes of:  A Magical Heritage:  Genetics; The Hogwarts Express:  Evolution of the railways; the Gringotts Vault:  Gear Machines; and, The Sorcerer’s Stone:  Geology.
     
    “In order to engage the youth in active learning, it is imperative that we are creative in our approach,” said Tina Carpenter, CEO at Boys & Girls Clubs of Carbondale.  “Finding ways to show youth that learning is fun in an innovative manner and using topics they are interested in opens up their entire world.”
     
    For more information about the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carbondale: email Tina at tcarpenter@bgc-cdale.org or 618-457-8877 x1.
    Contact:
    Tina Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer
    618-457-8877 ext 1
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