With their “Lights On for Afterschool” Open House this Thursday at 5 p.m., the Boys & Girls Club of Carbon County will officially complete the transition into their new home at 30 E. 200 S. (previously the location of Carbon Recreation). The move will allow the Club to greatly expand its services to include an afterschool program that serves area children in grades K-12.
While all the new space is a wonderful thing for the club, they are in need of help to turn it from office space to a warm, welcoming environment that is conducive to being a learning and activity center for the youth of our area. “We love the new facility and the possibilities it provides for us,” said Director Josie Luke. “We now have the exciting job of turning it into a Boys & Girls Club—a place where kids can feel safe and have fun.”
All of the Club’s resources are directed towards the services it provides, so there is little left to decorate and furnish the facility. This is where the community can step in to help. The Club is asking for groups and/or individuals to “adopt” areas of the facility to add a touch of hominess and style.
Areas in need of groups to adopt include the following:
Reception Area, Computer Lab, Homework “Power Hour” Room, “Triple Play” Activity Room, Art Lab, Kitchen, Games Room, four bathrooms, Copy Room, Director’s Office, and the Administrative Office.
Rooms are available on a first come basis. A little paint, wall paper, murals, etc. are what each room needs. Materials and labor would be provided by the group adopting the area. Because the building is being leased from Carbon County, the changes allowed would be cosmetic. Major structural or other repairs necessary would be done by the Club.
If you or a group you belong to are interested in adopting an area at the Club or would like to be involved in volunteering in other aspects of the Boys & Girls Club please contact director Josie Luke at 4435-637-6066 or email@example.com.