Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County will be opening three new Club locations in Loveland beginning this fall. These new locations will serve an additional estimated 200 youth each year and will help to alleviate existing waitlists.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe, positive, and enriching environment for youth ages 6-18. In Larimer County, they are the only comprehensive, facility-based, out-of-school program that includes meals, and positive youth development programming for only $20 per year, per
These additional sites are being made possible through community partnerships with both Thompson School District and the Loveland Housing Authority. Thompson School District will host two of the three expansion sites within Monroe and Truscott Elementary Schools. These school-based Boys & Girls Clubs are being funded through a Federal 21st Century Grant that supports after school enrichment programming.
“Truscott Elementary School is thrilled to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County,” said Karen Hanford, principal of Truscott Elementary. “This opportunity will allow more students to join the Club and experience its terrific programs.”
“This year, we are so excited to welcome the Boys and Girls Club to our school,” added Kathy Sather, principal of Monroe Elementary. “Our students will have access to the same enrichment services as in the past, but now it will happen within our building and no bus ride will be required. This will be a great way to support our families with a safe, engaging place for our students to be after school.”
The third site will be located at Loveland Housing Authority’s Orchard Place Complex. This site will serve as a neighborhood-based Boys & Girls Club specifically tailored to serve the youth within Orchard Place. This site will coordinate programming and services that are aligned with Loveland’s Housing Authority’s goal of closing the opportunity and achievement gap for children living in affordable housing communities.
Stephanie Slayton, Resource Development Manager for LHA said, “We greatly value this partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs to bring educational enrichment and engaging activities into the Orchard Place neighborhood. Providing afterschool and summer programs on-site helps families who have transportation challenges and other barriers provide their children with a safe place to learn, have fun, and grow.”
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to expand our services to more youth. This expansion initiative serves as a testament to the power of community collaboration, we will achieve more for youth by working together,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County’s Executive Director, Kaycee Headrick.
Enrollment logistics will be handled by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County. For more information please call Kelley Carmon , Vice President of Operations, Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, 970-223-1709.
Contact: Margaret Bachrach, Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, Vice President of Development and
Communications, Office: 970-372-2291, Cell: 303-817-0808, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: July 30, 2018-For Immediate Release