Opportunities for youth in Carbon County continue to grow as the local Boys and Girls Club works toward its new vision of ensuring every youth in the county is supported, respected and able to achieve their dreams. The club will now extend this vision not only to teens, but to interested children ages 6-18 throughout the county.
The new youth program is made possible through the generosity of multiple entities. With generous donations and volunteers, the club will be moving to its new home next week. The club will inhabit the old Carbon County Recreation building located on Carbon Avenue.
“Growing and expanding, that’s what we’ve always been about,” explained Megan Marshall, board president for the Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County. “Now, our impact can be larger.”
The new building will offer a kitchen, computer room, office, library, game room, learning area and much more. At the club, children will be separated by age groups during most activities. While Carbon County Recreation tumbling and music lessons as well as Elks boxing will still use the building, those areas will be completely separate of the club.
“The Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County has always striven to provide a safe, fun environment for the teens of our community,” staff shared in a news release. “It has always been our goal to increase to the national standard age range of 6-18, and we plan to do so, now with more space. We will also begin accepting club member registrations immediately as well as job applications for additional staff. Our goal open date is mid-September. As a non-profit and by offering low fees, $20 per year per child, our impact can be much greater.”
With the anticipated influx of club members, staff is expecting a need for additional employees and volunteers as well as donations. Those interested in submitting resumes, volunteering at the club or donating items or services should contact Josie Luke at (435) 637-6066 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org