According to the Old Chinese Proverb “Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I may remember. But involve me, and I’ll understand.” The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central NC Vance Unit are delighted to share that our 2017 Summer Program participants have had a visit from a slew of community representatives that range from Nutritionist , Military (Army & Navy), Youth of the Year, and Henderson Fire Department.
Anticipating that the Members will be inspired at this young and hoping that some may remember down the road and get involved. Members are looking forward to meeting and talking with our remaining line up of guest.
Featured here our most recent visitor Lieutenant Corey Adams City of Henderson Fire Department Division of Fire Prevention.
Summer is always a blast & our members love a wide array of activities. Swimming & dodgeball top their lists, but BGCNCNC wanted to focus on leadership among our older youth this summer.
One of the highlights of our summer has been our partnership with the Penn Ave Soup Kitchen. At the BGC, we are teaching our middle schoolers & high schoolers that they are role models for our younger youth & our community. It has been so exciting to see our teens step up & serve the community. We are so proud to be a place for them to learn & grow. Below, you will see our youth preparing plates & assisting the soup kitchen with their set up.
The club kids at Warren County enjoyed our “Around the World” Summer Camp. We studied France, Mexico, South Africa and Japan! We learned about the culture, landmarks, food, currency, and language of each country.
Each student received a Camp Passport to virtually travel to each country.
Students also enjoyed various field trips. We visited Aycock Recreation Center for swimming, Market Place Cinema, the Skateeum, and Galaxy Fun Park in Raleigh.
The Franklin Club has been busy this summer! With ages ranging from 5 to 16 all members have been actively participating in Summer Brain Gain each day.
Members participating in hands on activities focusing on leadership, decision making, innovators, and the invention of bubble gum!! Members also enjoyed field trips to swim at Aycock Recreation Center, Brooks St. Bowl, and Jellybeans Skatteum! Members have also enjoyed water relay races, water balloon fights,
and water contests!
We have learned how to stay safe this summer; we have learned how important it is to keep moving.
We have traveled the world, China, Italy, Fiji, France and Mexico only to discover how proud we are to be Americans.
Even with all that we still have plenty of adventures left ahead of us this summer; more visits to the pool, more art, learning to cook and so much more!!