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Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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Boys & Girls Clubs - Positive Places for Kids

Boys and Girls Clubs didn't actually start out as a club for boys and girls. In fact, it used to be for boys only! The first Boys Club sprang up in Connecticut, after a group of women noticed how young boys from needy families would hang out on the steets after school cuz they didn't have anywhere else to go. So the club was created to provide them with a safe place to play. The idea spread across the country and more clubs were formed. In response to a growing need, the Boys Clubs began to serve girls and changed its name to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1984. There are now similiar organizations in Canada, Australia, Germany and many other countries around the world.

Boys & Girls Clubs - After-School Programs

From arts and sports to career exploration and leadership skills, Boys and Girls Clubs offer a variety of programs that are both safe and fun. The clubs also offer camps and outdoor adventure programs during holidays and summer vacations! Since 3-6PM is the time of day when children are usually unsupervised, Boys & Girls Clubs run their programs after school, and on weeknights and weekends.

Boys & Girls Clubs - Did U Know?

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America has about 3,700 clubs and serves more than 4.4 million youth.
  • 47% of club members come from single-parent households, and 66% are from minority families.
  • Find out how you can join one of the fun programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of America!
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    Would You Join Boys & Girls Clubs?

    • Yeah, I'd like to join in on the fun!
    • Maybe I'll check it out with some friends.
    • No, but only cuz I'm too busy with other clubs.
    • No, I'm not interested.

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    Abbergrl
    Abbergrl posted in Friends:
    I mean, not that I want to be perfect but I ust start calling myself too dum, dumb dumb dumb and yeah, the truth is  I am and not beating myself up about it exactly, but I just feel so, so dumb.
    reply 41 minutes
    Abbergrl
    Abbergrl posted in Friends:
    I don't know where else to post this, but note that this isn't related to my friends. In a small way it is but it isn't.. anyway, my problem is I've read a lot and observed people around me. I've realised the kind of mistakes they make and have learnt how to avoid some of them. I've learnt from my childhood stupidity and sillyness too, and from the past two years. But I did something that many others must have done. Problem is I feel dumb now. Not because I think myself to be superior to others but because, it's simple for them to get over it but for me it's hard. I don't want to mention what I did but I had really strong feelings and one slight word can ruin my mood in that case. I've realised my problem is that I want to be perfect and to not make mistakes. But I know that mistakes help us learn. And I just need to relax but don't know how to. I want to, unlike people who give up and submit to the darkness - no offsense. But I really, really want to. It's been tearing me apart. Please, if anyone can help me, please please help.
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    Yoisho
    I'm in 8th grade and I ride the bus with a friend of mine. He's in 6th grade. Recently, I've had all of these weird feelings and I think I like him. He's so young but he already has a girlfriend. I couldn't get in the way of that. PLUS, everyone would make fun of me. I can't tell anyone this because I know I'll be judged.  What do I do?  :rain  :mad
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    hardworld
    hardworld posted in Style:
    find black trousers w a good drape, wear w plain white t shirt and converse and flexx on all of them and rule the school 
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    AnnaOfExquizurd
    AnnaOfExquizurd posted in Style:
    "AnnaOfExquizurd" wrote:Assuming you're around the average height for a ten-year-old, you're probably not fat. My best friend's ten-year-old sister weighs close to that much, and she looks nowhere near fat. But even if you're shorter than most, I wouldn't worry about it until a lot later in your life, because kids tend to "grow into" their weight. BMI isn't always accurate, too, though; my BMI marks me as overweight, but I'm told by lots of people I'm average-looking.If you want to worry about it now anyways, I'd talk to a pediatrician or your parents or some other adult before taking action, and listen to any advice they may have. Made a typo first time around. Fixed it. First sentence said "weight" instead of "height".
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