Albany BGC Day for kids highlights time for adults and kids | Community Spirit
ALBANY, GA – News release from Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany
Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany are teeing up to celebrate “Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids,” (BGC Day for Kids) an annual event highlighting the value of meaningful time between caring adults and children.
This year’s theme is Pledge to Play and Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany is asking adults to spend meaningful time with a young person by engaging in active play.
This year’s celebration will be held on Saturday, September 15; at Tift Park and the Jefferson Street Boys & Girls Club from 10 a.m. until 1p.m. All events are open to the public and admission is FREE.
Bring a young person and have a blast playing games, running a race, or playing basketball. Have fun spending time with a young person.
It’s no secret that America’s youth need our help; less positive, meaningful time spent with caring adults can have devastating affects on kids and teens. Consider these statistics:
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than one-third of high school youth meet the recommended levels of physical activity.
- The average high school graduation rate is 68.8 percent.
- Duke University’s Center for Child and Family Policy noted that 15-19 year-olds account for more than 20 percent of violent crimes in the United States
From academic failure and gang activity to poverty, drugs and violence, youth face a daunting array of problems – with serious consequences and fewer safety nets at home and in the community.
BGC Day for Kids is one small step in rebuilding “villages” in our neighborhoods; providing young people with the skills and motivation they need to BE GREAT, while protecting them from the dangerous problems they face every day.
The Jefferson Street Club, East Albany Club, and Jane Willson Club are open Monday through Friday from 2PM until 7PM.
Youngsters interested in joining a Club can call or visit the Club they are interested in joining.
Jefferson Street Club, 1309 N Jefferson Street, (229) 435-2546
East Albany Club, 1112 Inverness Road, (229) 439-4386
Jane Willson Club, 1012 Holloway Avenue, (229) 420-5580