Local Partnership to Provide After-School Programs
This winter, the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe (BGCNLT) is excited to partner with the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation to serve youth in Incline Village with out-of-school time programs. The Foundation has granted a substantial amount to help spearhead the effort to open the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe Duffield Youth Program.
Starting in January of 2018, the BGCNLT Duffield Youth Program, with additional support from the Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID) and Incline Elementary School, will provide after-school programming for Kindergarten-5th graders within Incline Elementary School. Participants will have access to enrichment programs Monday thru Friday from the moment school is released until 6:30 each night. Membership for these drop-in programs will be available for an annual $50 fee.
“Incline Elementary is very excited to be partnering with Boys and Girls Club to offer high quality after school programming for the kids in Incline Village. Our partnership will expand the current after school opportunities for kids in both enrichment (like STEM and the arts programs) and intervention (such as tutoring and academic clubs). This is a wonderful opportunity for our families to have supervised student programming after regular school hours and over school breaks. We hope to see the same kind of engagement and success that Boys and Girls Club is having over in Kings Beach, and we welcome Boys and Girls Club to the Incline community” says Dan Zimmerman, Principal at Incline Elementary School.
Leslie Hermann, former Incline K-12 principal and spokesperson for the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation shared her enthusiasm for the project. “What a great addition the Club will be to the community! BGCNLT has a plethora of rich programs for kids. The opportunities to explore musical theatre and culinary arts are so needed. Kids will be able dig deeper into science, technology, engineering, math, and literacy too. What a terrific support for both parents and children in Incline! We have needed a program such as this for a long time, and with the generous investment of the Foundation, it is now a reality for Incline youth. What an incredible gift!”
IVGID’s current afterschool program will be folded into the Boys & Girls Club curriculum. Mindy Carbajal, Chief Executive Officer of BGCNLT says “We hope to build on what is already successful and fill in any gaps in services that may exist in Incline Village. We look forward to building this new program and forming strong partnerships within Incline so that all kids have access to a Boys & Girls Club.”
“IVGID and the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department is excited to partner with the BGCNLT moving forward. We are confident that the transition will be smooth and look forward to working together to provide quality programming and activities for the youth and families in the community. This is a unique opportunity for our agencies to collaborate in identifying service gaps and expanding opportunities to enhance the overall quality of life in our community”, said Indra Winquest, Director of Parks & Recreation with IVGID.
About the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
BGCNLT currently operates a Clubhouse in Kings Beach that serves Kindergarten-12th grade, a Kings Beach based preschool and a school-based site within Truckee Elementary School for K-5th graders. Across all sites, BGCNLT currently serves approximately 1,700 local youth with before and after-school programs, summer camps and sports leagues. Fees for services are kept low to ensure that all children in the North Tahoe-Truckee region have access to high quality programs in crucial out-of-school times.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, please contact the Club at 530.582.3760or visit www.bgcnlt.org.
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