Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County have opened their doors for a safe, fun and in-person summer program. In response to COVID-19, this summer’s program looks much different than previous years. Boys & Girls Clubs have worked closely with the Larimer County Health Department to ensure the safety of Club members and staff and will be taking a number of new precautionary measures.
The Club environment will consist of dedicated youth development professionals, fun and engaging daily activities, academic enrichment and access to mental health professionals. All Loveland Club members, in a partnership with Thompson School District, will have access to the Link2Learn summer learning program. This program provides grade-level enrichment activities and programs to help students avoid academic backslide during the summer months. For kids, the Club will provide a feeling of safety that has been lost as they have faced empty grocery stores shelves, sick friends and neighbors, school cancellations, unsettling news reports, and in some cases, unsafe home environments. For parents, the Club will provide a sense of relief in that they can get back to work knowing that their child is in a safe and enriching place. Most importantly, the Club environment will provide a safe place where youth can begin to heal and regain hope.
CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County Kaycee Headrick says, “ The past few months have been challenging for everyone, especially the most vulnerable youth of Larimer County. We are excited to open our doors this summer and start to rebuild from the past few months.”
Though the situation around COVID-19 remains fluid, Boys & Girls Clubs goal is to continue their mission — to serve the kids who need them the most. Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County has launched a fundraising campaign, aimed at supporting this in-person summer program. The summer program will look much different as Boys & Girls Clubs have revised many of their operating standards in light of COVID-19. The goal of the campaign is to raise $100,000 in order to help cover the increased costs associated with running an in-person summer program. To donate and to learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, visit the Here Comes the Sun page.