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:
- Marvin Wright Elementary School, Spring Hill– Rising Kindergarteners through 12th grade (will be separated by age group)
- McDowell Elementary School, Columbia– Rising Kindergarteners through Rising 6th graders
*New site locations are pending final approval of a Summer 2016 MOU between Boys & Girls Clubs and Maury County Public Schools.
- 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.
- 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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