Did you know? In the summer, students can lose academic gains made during the school year, accumulating from year to year. Further, more than 80% of children from economically disadvantaged families lose reading skills over the summer (Build the Foundation). Summer learning programs offset learning loss and prepare youth for an easy transition into the next school year! How can you help? BGDCOC's Drive to Thrive Campaign Youth from our summer camps experience opportunities to maintain and enhance their learning through science, math, reading, and yes-traditional summer fun- designed to create equity with their peers through learning gains. Donate $60 for a youth to attend camp for one week.
Boys & Girls Club members rely every single day on buses for transportation to the Club and around the community. Over the weekend, two buses had their catalytic converters stolen, forcing staff members to provided the normal rides. Replacement and repair costs will put the Club out $7,000 or more. Our Club is grateful for the response of the community for the immediate help, especially Durham Bulls and Duke Baseball for donating funds from their ticket sales to help with the repairs. Thank you WTVD, WRAL, Mix 101.5, and Advance Auto Parts for helping fix the buses quickly.
January 01, 2020
January 2019 Blue Door News
BGCDOC stayed busy this Fall! Read the highlights as we head into the new year.