“Open the Door. Take the Tour” Highlights How Boys & Girls Clubs Impact Communities

During the week of March 27-March 31, Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV is inviting Edinburg and surrounding communities to join them for National Boys & Girls Club Week.

This special celebration offers the general public the opportunity to experience the life changing programs the Boys & Girls Club offers to children and teens in Edinburg.  

A part of National Boys & Girls Club week, Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV will join more than 4,300 Boys & Girls Clubs across America and on U.S. military installations as they host a weeklong celebrationfeaturing, the many ways Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV opens the door to great futures through outcome driven programs that focus on encouraging youth to make healthy choices, build strong character and succeed academically.

“Day in and day out, our Boys & Girls Club staff and mentors deliver quality experiences that make a difference in a youth’s life beyond their time at the Club. Research shows that kids who have an optimal experience at our Clubs are also more likely to have positive self-esteem, volunteer, and be engaged in school,” said Sabrina Walker Hernandez. “National Boys & Girls Club Week is a special time when we welcome the community to witness the amazing impact Clubs have on the lives of kids and teens.”

Along with Boys & Girls Club tours, supporters can visit Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s new and improved online tour, by visiting bgca.org/bgcweek. Viewers will be able to experience a virtual Boys & Girls Club and discover how Clubs help young people reach their full potential.

This year, more than 600 clubs showed their Club spirit by competing in the Blue Doors Across the Nation: Blue Door Decorating Contest, presented by Lowes. Each Club submitted their creative display in hopes to receive the grand prize of a Lowe’s renovation grant valued at $20,000. Supporters can visit BGCA.org/BGCWeek to vote for your favorite blue door from Monday, March 13 until Thursday, March 30 at 12 p.m. PST.

Other planned activities during National Boys & Girls Club Week at Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV  to be held at the Legacy Center 702 Cullen Street include:

Monday, March 27 - Open the door to academic success. A NanoDay Science Fair sponsored by South Texas College &  H-E-B  5pm – 6pm

Tuesday, March 28 - Open the Door to Teens (Teen Tuesday).  Gamming Tournament hosted by Respawn Cyber Café  4:30 – 6:00pm

Wednesday, March 29 - Open the door to good character and citizenship. Million Hours of Service Garden to Table Project 4:30 – 6:00 pm.

Thursday, March 30 - Open the door to healthy lifestyles.  Zumbathon by Cecilia Hernandez

Friday, March 31 Open the Door. Take the Tour.  Family Movie Night hosted in conjunction with the Edinburg Police Department.  The show will include the movie Moana and free popcorn.