Boys & Girls Clubs Furlough Friday Debut

Media Release:

Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island is offering a Furlough Friday educational enhancement program called BE GREAT – BE SMART. The program is designed specifically to help students with any take-home work distributed for completion. Most of our members are already familiar with our Power Hour: Making Minutes Count after school homework assistance program offered Monday through Thursday. BE GREAT – BE SMART is a modification of that successful program.

The program is for youth K to 8th grade. The only fee associated with this program is a $10.00 annual Boys & Girls Club membership fee. Membership comes with additional benefits including active participation in club activities offered to youth 6 to 18 throughout the year.

Outline of BE GREAT – BE SMART program:

7:30 am – 8:30 am        Participant arrival
8:30 am – 9:15 am         Bell rings – youth join grade appropriate grouping for outline of the day. Math assignments completed
9:15 am – 10:00 am        Reading, writing, and language arts assignments completed
10:00 am – 10:20 am        Morning snack and recess
10:20 am – 11:00 am        Assignments in other subject areas
11:00 am – 11:45 am        Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) and healthy living curriculums
11:45 am – 12:00 pm        Prepare for lunch
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm        Lunch – pack your own
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm        Electives as established by each individual Club’s design. These will be developed around our core program areas: the Arts, Health and Life Skills, Education and Career, Citizenship and Leadership, Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
1:30 pm             BE GREAT – BE SMART program ends and after school program begins
5:30 pm            Clubs Close

All six clubs in Hilo, Kea’au, Pahoa, Pahala, Oceanview, and Hamakua continue to take registrations. Everyone will be accepted on a first come first serve basis so organizers urge parents in need to register their children as soon as possible. The Boys & Girls Club would like to help each and every registrant but due to limitations with facility or volunteers, there may be a waiting list in some clubs. Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to call 961-5536 x103.

One Response

  1. The boys and girls club is a great organization and has been helping Big Island youth and families for several generations.
    On Thursday they will have an open house from 5:30 to 8 pm to show off their new renovations at the Hilo Clubhouse.
    Youth of the Year, a young lady from Pahoa, will also be honored.

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