Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV has begun to register for its 2017-18 school year programs.
Five neighborhood after school sites are open, The Legacy Center (702 Cullen St- Rogers & Expway 281), Fountain Annex Center ( 1210 E. Kuhn Street), Sam Risica (900 S. Sugar Road), San Carlos (Hwy 107 & 86 Street), and Brewster Longhorn Unit (located in Brewster School).
Transportation is provided after school to two of our club locations from 12 Edinburg CISD schools. Club members from elementary schools LBJ, Cano-Gonzales, Gorena, Travis, Zavala, Truman, Villarreal, Monte Cristo and middle schools BL Garza and Barrientes are transported to the Legacy Center. Club members from San Carlos and JFK elementary schools are transported to the San Carlos unit. Transportation cost is $75.00 per semester or $120.00 for the school year.
In addition, a walking program is offered for our club members from Robert E. Lee elementary to the Sam Risica La Posada Unit and from Austin & Lincoln elementary to the Fountain Annex Center.
The school year program began on August 28 and will end on May 11, 2018. Registration cost is $35.00 for the school year. This fee includes a membership card, access to homework assistance and tutoring, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), arts & crafts, computer lab with internet access, game room with Wii gamming system, daily dinner courtesy of a partnership with RGV Food Bank Kids Café and Child & Adult Care Food programs, service for Winter/Spring Break Camps, and many more activities and programs. Membership is open to all youth ages 6-18. Registration forms can be completed at the administration office located at 702 Cullen Street (Rogers & Expway 281). The administration office is open 7:30 am to 5:30 pmMonday-Friday. Applications can also be accessed on www.edinburgkids.com.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV named one of the top 10 clubs nationwide
Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV was honored during Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Conference and picked for the top 10 recognition from among more than 1,100 clubs Boys & Girls Clubs by the national organization.
“The award was based on a third-party evaluation of our governance by our Board of Directors and our impact on the community,” said Sabrina Walker-Hernandez, CEO. “We were among those who achieved the highest standards over each of the last three years.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg Rio Grande Valley serves 5,980 registered club members ages 6-18 throughout Edinburg & surrounding communities.
Painting a brighter future
A fresh coat of paint brightens any room, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV will refresh its learning environment with donated paint this summer.
The Club was selected as the winner of a paint grant through Johnny’s True Value’s partnership with True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future program. A True Value Foundation paint grant helps improve learning environments and can have an impact on attitudes and academic performance.
Partnering with True Value Foundation, Johnny’s True Value is providing 20 gallons of paint to Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV.
“Through True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future program, we’re able to help the Boys and Girls Club and give back to the community we love to serve,” James Hess, store owner of Johnny’s True Value, said. “The donation will not only save the club money, but more importantly will create an environment that fosters learning, inspires creativity and instills community pride.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV is using the 20 gallons of paint in different program rooms at the Fountain Center. New paint will give the club a much-needed makeover. The more than 60 members served daily at Fountain Center will play, learn and eat in the newly painted facility.