OKLAHOMA CITY (March 23, 2022) — Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County (BGCOKC) is partnering with Western Heights Public Schools for the first time to provide after-school Club programming at Council Grove and John Glenn elementary schools for elementary students throughout the district.
“We’re thrilled to have this partnership that gives us the opportunity to support kids in the Western Heights district,” said BGCOKC President & CEO Teena Belcik. “Our Clubs go far beyond a typical after-school program. We develop youth through evidence-based programming, academic enrichment, sports, activities and mentoring. We give our members the tools to succeed and become who they are meant to be.”
These new Clubs, located at Council Grove and John Glenn elementary schools will initially serve 100 members in western Oklahoma City. With the opening of these locations, BGCOKC now operates 15 Clubs throughout Oklahoma County.
Boys & Girls Clubs are key contributors to student success, with 100% of teen Club members expected to graduate from high school and 88% expected to complete some type of post-secondary education.
For only $5 for an entire school year, BGCOKC provides programming after school and during school breaks in many areas*, including:
· Academic Enrichment
· Sports Teams & Recreation
· Arts & STEM Activities
· Leadership & Volunteer Activities
· Mental Health Support
· Nutritious Meals
· Special Interest Clubs
o Camera Club
o Creative Writing
*Some activities vary by location.
These new Western Heights Clubs are open to students from kindergarten to fourth-grade. Parents can enroll their youth today at bgcokc.org/join-a-club. Enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis. If all member spots are filled, a waiting list will be established.