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Boys & Girls Club of Maury County Announces Summer and Upcoming School Year Programs

Summer 2016 Programs

The Boys & Girls Club of Maury County staff is pleased to announce that it will open and operate two additional locations for summer 2016. The program will run Monday through Friday (hours listed below) beginning Monday, May 23, to Friday, July 22, at the following locations:

New Sites:

*New site locations are pending final approval of a Summer 2016 MOU between Boys & Girls Clubs and Maury County Public Schools.

Current:

  • Boys & Girls Club Teen Center, Fairview Park Recreation Center, Columbia (temporary location while renovations are completed)– Rising 7th graders through 12th grade
  • 209 Wayne Street, Columbia (Rising K-Rising 6th grade–FULL)

The fee for the summer program is $75 per week with financial assistance available upon request. Regular program hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For those parents who need it, the Club will offer 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. extended care for an additional fee of $20 per week.

Applications for the Boys & Girls Club summer program were accepted from May 16-20.

Enrollment Locations:

  • SPRING HILL SITE–Marvin Wright Elementary School, 4714 Derryberry Ln N, Spring Hill. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 16-20. Look for the table set up in the lobby.
  • MCDOWELL SITE & COLUMBIA TEEN CENTER–Boys & Girls Club Administrative Offices, 210 W. 8th Street, Columbia between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. or the Fairview Park Community Center between 1 and 6 p.m., May 16-20.

The first week’s membership fee must be turned in with your application to secure your child’s spot in the program, so please bring your payment method with you. If you are not able to make these times, mail your completed membership application along with a check for the first week’s fees to:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County
210 W. 8th Street
Columbia, TN 38401

Checks must be made payable to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County.

If you have already filled out an application at our Wayne Street facility and are on their waiting list, your child will receive a slot at our new McDowell location. Please come to 210 West 8th Street between May 16-20 to pay the first week’s fee and secure your child’s slot in the program.

Summer Program Curriculum

The Boys & Girls Club summer program will combine enriching learning opportunities, educational field trips – and, of course, plenty of summer fun! We have a diverse curriculum targeted for each age level, from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Programs include hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) activities, high-yield learning opportunities, character development programs, daily physical fitness, and recreational field trips (swimming, skating, bowling, movies, etc.). Older youth also receive programming that helps prepare them for careers and future success, such as financial literacy classes, resume writing, mock interview preparation, college/career coaching, and more. We utilize partnerships with a wide range of local businesses to enhance program offerings– for instance, engineers from General Motors and the TN Environmental Council conduct an exciting annual hands-on creek sampling and water testing activity with our youth. All of our programs are designed to help prevent summer learning loss by keeping youth engaged in fun, educational and enriching activities during the summer.

Regarding meals for the summer, the Club is still working on a partnership to provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day. Final details will be shared as soon as possible.

If you have any additional questions about the summer 2016 programs, you may call 931-490-9401 ext. 2606, or visit any of the locations listed above between May 16 and 20 to speak with someone in person.

2016/2017 School Year Before/After Care Programs

Parents interested in the before- and after-school care programs for the 2016/2017 school year may submit applications for those programs beginning July 1. The fee for before/after care at the school-based sites is $50 per week, with financial assistance available upon request.

The Club will offer before-care at all sites from 6 a.m. until the school bell rings, and after-care at all sites from school dismissal until 6 p.m. The 2016/2017 school year sites include*:

  • Culleoka Unit School
  • Hampshire Unit School
  • Santa Fe Unit School
  • Randolph Howell Elementary
  • Riverside Elementary
  • Baker Elementary
  • Woodard Elementary
  • Wayne Street Unit, 209 Wayne St., Columbia (Brown, Highland, McDowell, EA Cox & Whitthorne 5th graders will attend this site. Transportation from school to the Club will be provided.)
  • Teen Center, 210 W. 8th Street, Columbia. (EA Cox 6-8th, Whitthorne 6-8th, Columbia Central High School, and Spring Hill High School youth will attend this site. Transportation from school to the Club will be provided)
  • Spring Hill Elementary
  • Spring Hill Middle
  • Marvin Wright Elementary
  • Mt. Pleasant Elementary, Middle and High school (will consolidate to the middle school. Youth will be separated by age group).

*New site locations are pending final approval of a 2016/2017 school year MOU between Boys & Girls Clubs and Maury County Public Schools.

School Year Curriculum

Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our school year programs fall under three priority outcome areas: 1) Academic Success, 2) Healthy Lifestyles, and 3) Good Character and Citizenship. Programs include daily homework help, academic support and enrichment, nutrition education, physical fitness, programs on goal setting and making smart choices, character development, financial literacy, arts, hands-on STEM activities, job readiness training and college preparation (middle and high school youth), and much more. Our programs are aligned with the goals of the Maury County Public School system to help all youth reach the 7 Keys to College and Career Readiness.

Please visit our website at www.bgcmaury.com or give us a call at 931-490-9401 if you have any questions about our summer and school year programs. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve more youth and families in Maury County, and we look forward to working together with parents, MCPS, and the community to help ensure all Maury County youth reach their full potential!

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29 Comments

  1. Pamela Stevens 4 years ago May 16, 2016

    My child will need the weeks in July and one week in June – is there a way to register for these weeks only?

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    • Kristy Bergstrom 4 years ago May 16, 2016

      Hi, Pamela – Yes, as long as the weeks occur in a row and none are skipped. Hope this helps!

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  2. Ttyler 4 years ago May 16, 2016

    My foster children receive a DHS certificate for care. This can sometimes take a while to receive. With the sudden change from YMCA to B&GC, how will you take into account the additional time needed to receive these certificates?

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    • Kristy Bergstrom 4 years ago May 17, 2016

      Thanks for asking! The Boys & Girls Club of Maury County is a regulated child care site as well. Just be sure to notify the state that you are moving your certificate to the Club. They’ve been able to move it quickly for us in previous cases, but Club staff will work with you until it is transferred. Hope that helps!

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  3. Hilary Duncan 4 years ago May 17, 2016

    My son will be attending Kindergarten at McDowell in the fall. So if I sign him up, he will be transported to another sight after school is out each day? I just want to make sure I understand correctly.

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    • Kristy Bergstrom 4 years ago May 17, 2016

      Hi, Hilary – Yes, you are correct. Your son will be transferred from McDowell to the Club’s Wayne Street Unit.

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  4. Sheri Angier 4 years ago May 17, 2016

    The YMCA has just cancelled care next week starting May 23rd. My children will only need to attend the 23rd – 25th. Do I need to pay the entire weeks fee or is it prorated. They will not return for the remainder of the summer but will be attending for before/after care when school is back in session. Can you advise me how to proceed?

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    • Kristy Bergstrom 4 years ago May 18, 2016

      Hi, Sheri – Since the exception would need to be approved by Club staff, you’ll have to contact them directly. I’ll send an email to the Club with your question and copy you. Thanks!

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  5. Gina randall 4 years ago May 18, 2016

    My son has and extracurricular activity at school that he goes to 2 days a week for an hour. Will he be allowed to go to the club at his school afterwards? The YMCA allowed him to do this. Can you just pay for 3 days a week? What would the price be? Thanks

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  6. Kristy Bergstrom 4 years ago May 18, 2016

    Hi, Gina – Thanks for reaching out! I’m going to copy you on an email to the Club staff. They’ll be able to answer your questions.

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  7. simmons 4 years ago May 18, 2016

    If I only have my step children every other week during the summer, would there be a way to just pay for those weeks and not the weeks that they wouldn’t be able to attend?

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    • Kristy Bergstrom 4 years ago May 18, 2016

      Yes, as long as you already know which weeks your step children will not attend already, that is alright. When you turn in the application for each child this week, be sure to let the staff know. Hope this helps!

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  8. L Davis 4 years ago May 20, 2016

    Greeting, are you providing any benefits to MCPS employees? What is the exact cost for a salary of 55,000 per week for before and after school?

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    • Kristy Bergstrom 4 years ago May 20, 2016

      Thanks for reaching out! Since I’m the site administrator and not actual BGC staff, you’ll need to contact them directly with this question. Call (931) 490-9401 to speak with a staff member any time.

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  9. Angela 4 years ago May 31, 2016

    Can I still enroll my daughter in the summer program? We just heard about it.

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    • Kristy Bergstrom 4 years ago June 8, 2016

      Hi, Angela! Please accept my apologies for the delayed response! The BGC staff let me know that there are still openings available, but it depends upon the location because some sites are at capacity. If you haven’t already, please call the number listed on our homepage for more information. Thanks for reaching out!

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  10. Jen enk 4 years ago June 6, 2016

    Are there any openings for upcoming kindergartner in July only?

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    • Jen enk 4 years ago June 6, 2016

      Are there any openings for upcoming kindergartner in July only? Sorry ar McDowell.

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      • Kristy Bergstrom 4 years ago June 8, 2016

        Hi, Jen! From my understanding, some locations are at capacity, but not all. Please call the number listed on our homepage at your earliest convenience for more information. Thanks!

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  11. Amanda 4 years ago June 7, 2016

    I’m wanting to sign my kids up for the summer program starting next week if possible. 6 year old and 22 year old .

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    • Kristy Bergstrom 4 years ago June 8, 2016

      Hi, Amanda! Thank you for reaching out. I’ve spoken with club staff and they are still accepting summer applicants, but some locations are full. Please give them a call at your earliest convenience for more information. Our contact number is on the homepage.

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  12. Tyler 4 years ago June 27, 2016

    Will there be a “drop in” rate for those of us only needing after school care a couple times a week as the previous service had?
    (Marvin Wright/1st grader)

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    • Kristy Bergstrom 4 years ago July 12, 2016

      Hi, Tyler – Here is the information regarding fees:

      Fees: In order to reserve your child’s slot, we require payment of the one-time Registration Fee and the first week’s Membership Fee. Membership Fees for the 2016/2017 School Year are as follows:

      Before School Care ONLY– $40 per week
      Before & After School Care– $55 per week
      After School Care ONLY- $50 per week
      Break Periods & Full Days (Fall Break, Spring Break, etc.)–$75 per week for standard hours (7:30am-5pm); $95 per week for extended hours (6am-6pm). Single days will be charged accordingly ($15 per day for standard hours, $19 per day for extended hours).

      If you have any additional questions, please email Club staff at info@bgcmaury.com. I hope this helps!

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  13. Amy 4 years ago June 29, 2016

    Is there an age limit for attending the before/ after care program?

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    • Kristy Bergstrom 4 years ago July 12, 2016

      Hi, Amy – As long as your child is enrolled in a Kindergarten through 12th grade class through Maury County schools, you are welcome to enroll them in the Boys & Girls Club before/after school care program. If you are still unsure, please email club staff at info@bgcmaury.com with your question. Thanks for reaching out!

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  14. Kay Dickens 4 years ago July 6, 2016

    I will be needing before school care only. He will ride the bus home in the evenings. How much will you charge for before care only?

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    • Kristy Bergstrom 4 years ago July 12, 2016

      Hi, Kay – You’ve likely seen this already, but the before school care only fee is $40 per week. Thank you for considering the Boys & Girls Club of Maury County, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve your family!

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  15. shaneca cole 4 years ago October 24, 2016

    Is the a before care at Whitehorse middle..I have a new job and I really need morning care for my fifth grader..

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    • Kristy Bergstrom 4 years ago November 1, 2016

      Hi, Shaneca! Yes, we offer before care from 6 a.m. until the bell rings at Whitthorne Middle School. To sign up, click the “Enroll Your Child” button via the home page. Follow the instructions and select Whitthorne before care as the membership type. We look forward to serving your family.

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