The Leominster Champion
August 18, 2016
With schools starting in a few weeks, many parents are thinking ahead to what their children will be doing in the hours after school.
For local youth, a popular option is the after school program at the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster, which is currently accepting applications for the fall program.
The program, which starts on Sept. 6, is geared for kids aged 8-18. Children between 8 and 12 years old spend their afternoons in the Junior Clubhouse, which is open from 2:30-6 p.m. every weekday. Members aged 13-18 spend their time in the club’s Teen Center, which is open 2:30- 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In addition to the daily homework help and tutoring for both age groups, the programs for both Juniors and Teens reflect the club’s emphasis on education and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Popular Juniors activities include coding programs like My.Future and Minecraft EDU, arts programs like sculpting and drama, and science activities that in the past have included Zoology, FIRST Lego League and gardening.
The club’s teen members have a diverse number of programs available to them as well; between activities like FIRST Robotics, Beekeeping, Aviation, Career Launch, and Keystone Leadership Club, the youth have options available to them no matter what their interests are.
The Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster accepts applications on a first come, first served basis. To find out more information about the club and to sign up your child, visit www.bgcfl.org/register, call (978) 534-8358, ext. 10, or stop by the club at365 Lindell Ave. in Leominster.