What an awesome first week it was at the new Boys and Girls Clubs of Saline County, Riverside Club! The first week in the new Club we celebrated National Boys & Girls Club Week sponsored by Jones Heating & Air. Each day of National Boys & Girls Club week is themed and full of fun for Club members and staff; it is also an important time for all Clubs to tell their Boys & Girls Club story. This is the perfect time for us to share with Saline County how our Clubs are opening the doors to great futures.
Monday was “Open the Door to Academic Success.” The University of Arkansas Little Rock donated piggy banks to our art room. Mrs. Kay, our art teacher, explained to the kids how important education is and saving for their education is crucial. We hope our kids are able to save their funds from their banks and go to the college of their dreams. In addition, we made sure to spotlight alumni success story on our Board President, Jim Handley. Our Club members Hunter Hritz and Easton Snellings interviewed Mr. Handley where they learned what it was like for him to be a Club member, see how the Club influenced his life and still is today and how his academics helped him succeed in life.