Marshfield, MA (PressExposure) September 19, 2008 -- The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfieldâs purpose is to establish a safe haven for recreation, which includes a variety of supervised activities for greater than 4,000 youths (between the ages of 6 to 18 years old) within the town. The club has five Core Areas which programs and activities are built upon: Character and Leadership; Education and Career; Health, Sport Fitness Recreation and Life Skills; The Arts; and Technology.
Fall programming will include Money Matters, Power Hour and Varsity Soccer. Field trips will include a âPolar Expressâ train expedition.
Over the summer, more than 50 youths attended the club daily and enjoyed games, arts and crafts, creative writing, indoor sports and a number of other enrichment activities. Camp Chuckles, a one-week stand-up comedy workshop geared towards middle and high school students, which was led by local comedian and teacher, Chrissy Kelleher Milton High School Social Studies teacher and Drama Coach, Jimmy Bowes was also very popular with the kids.
Summer field trips to Canobie Lake Park in Salem and Water Country in Portsmouth, NH as well as a trip to a Pawtucket Red Sox game in Pawtucket, RI were well attended.
To register for the fall and become a member of the club, stop by the Boys and Girls Club in Library Plaza or contact Kathleen Newcomb at the Boys and Girls Club (781) 834-2582. The annual membership fee is $50.
âItâs going to be another exciting year here at the club. We have a number of new activities and field trips in the works that are both entertaining and enriching for the kids,â noted Greg Jackson, the clubâs Executive Director.
About the Boys and Girls Club As a privately-funded, non-profit organization, the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield relies tremendously on the generous philanthropic support of individuals. Financial gifts assist in providing the financial strength necessary to continue the clubâs mission âto enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens, as well as become tomorrowâs capable leaders.â
For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, please contact (781) 834-CLUB (2582) or visit the website at http://www.MarshfieldBoysAndGirlsClub.com or write to the club at P.O. Box 311, Marshfield, MA 02050.