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Since 1976, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows has helped build great futures for thousands of Northern Nevada youth with everything from before- and after-school programs, to sports leagues, education and healthy meals. The Club operates at 20 locations in northern Nevada.

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Preventing Summer Learning Loss

ReadingSummer learning loss refers to the amount of knowledge youth “lose” during the summer months.  Bigger losses mean more review at the beginning of the school year, and losses have even been shown to accumulate year after year and put youth at a disadvantage as they enter middle and high school. At the same time, summer learning loss is highly preventable, and the Boys & Girls Club will be there this summer to fight summer learning loss at its core.

Educational specialty camps offer week-long intensive studies with titles like Robotics Camp, Rocket Build, Sherlock Holmes Detective Camp and Club Kids’ College. In June, the Club launches its STEM Room where members will conduct earth and physical science experiments, explore new uses for technology, and learn about engineering. Plus, with high-yield learning activities integrated into all Club programming, members will have constant opportunities to exercise their brains, whether it’s keeping score in a basketball game, reading the rules to a new board game or using measurements in an art project. Together, all of these activities and programs will help ensure that Club members head back to school this fall on track to learn, grow and succeed in school.

For more information about the Club’s Summer Camp Programs visit 2014 Summer Camp Program or call (775) 331-KIDS (5437).

NEW WILLIAM N. PENNINGTON BOYS & GIRLS CLUB FACILITY GRAND OPENING CEREMONY MAY 20

bgctm_penningtonBuilding_051714_0057The 55,000-square foot facility to serve 3,000 youth annually  

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows officially opens its new William N. Pennington Facility, May 20 at 11 a.m. The grand opening ceremony includes State of Nevada and City of Reno officials, foundation partners and members of the Club’s board of directors to cut the ribbon and open the doors to the new 55,000-square foot facility located on Foster Drive in Reno. The facility will serve between 3,000 to 4,000 youth annually, an increase of more than 25 percent of the Club’s current membership.

“We are ecstatic to celebrate the opening of this community facility that will provide opportunities and impact the lives of thousands of youth each year,” said Mike Wurm, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “This piece of property on Foster Drive has been serving youth and families for more than 60 years; and we are very happy to bring those services back to the community. This facility has become a reality due to the generosity and partnership of our local foundations, corporations, community members and the City of Reno.”

The new William N. Pennington Facility includes separate areas for teens, tweens and youth with education rooms, computer labs, recreation rooms and art rooms. It houses a commercial-grade kitchen, a cafeteria/multi-purpose room and a four-court gymnasium, as well as a large outdoor play area. The second floor of the building is the home for the new Link Piazzo Non-Profit Center. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada and The Solace Tree are relocating their local headquarters to the new center as of June 1, creating a greater synergy and partnership for resources and referrals between the three organizations.

The Boys & Girls Club summer camp program at the new Pennington Facility starts June 16 and registration is currently open for traditional day camp and specialty camps such as Robotics Camp, Board-N-Blade Camp, Cheerleading Camp, Swim Camp and many more. Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, the site will service various Washoe County schools providing transportation for the Club’s before and after school programs. The Pennington Facility also offers full-day programming for WCSD’s fall, winter and spring breaks and a variety of youth sports activities including Winter Basketball League for Kindergarten through 6th grades.

In addition to the Grand Opening Ceremony, a Community Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21 from 5 – 9 p.m. During the open house attendees can tour the new building and meet the Club’s programming staff. Summer camp program registration and membership orientations are also available.

For more information about the new William N. Pennington Facility or the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows please call (775) 331-KIDS (5437).

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OFFERS FUN, AFFORDABLE SUMMER CAMPS AT RENO, SPARKS AND FERNLEY SITES

Registration begins May 1 for traditional day camp and specialty camps

Summer Camp 2014 The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows begins registration May 1 for exciting summer camp programs including traditional day camp, field trips, specialty camps and more at sites in Reno, Sparks and Fernley. Registration and Club membership orientations are available May through June for the summer program which runs June 16 – August 8, 2014 (Reno and Sparks sites). Early registration is recommended as space is limited for specialty camp programs. Summer camp enrollees get all-day activities, breakfast and lunch included, and supervision by adults who make it a priority to keep the activities fun during the summer break.

Summer camp registration and Club membership orientations are available at these youth camp (ages 6-12) sites: Donald W. Reynolds Facility, Neil Road Youth Site, Joe Mitchell Community Center in Lemmon Valley, Billinghurst Middle School, Fernley Intermediate School and the new William N. Pennington Facility (beginning May 21). Youth site summer hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fernley hours are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.).

Teen Center (ages 13-18) summer sites include: Donald W. Reynolds Facility, the new William N. Pennington Facility, Sun Valley Teen Center, Larry D. Johnson Teen Center and Fernley Teen Center at Fernley Intermediate School (hours vary at Teen Center sites).

All summer Club members take part in organized activities ranging from sports, art-and-crafts, dance and computers. Frequent field trips allow kids to visit places such as the Nevada Discovery Museum, Wild Island Family Adventure Park, Roller Kingdom and more. Throughout the summer, the Club also features specialty summer camp programs focusing on diverse activities such as robotics, music, dance, equestrian, science, sports adventure and many more. Fees for traditional summer camp as low as $40 per week with financial assistance available.

Additionally, the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows hosts its annual Kickoff to Summer & BBQ events, Saturday, May 3 from 2-5 p.m. at the In-Town Park in Fernley and Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Facility in Reno. Both events feature FREE annual Club memberships for attendees, FREE barbecue lunch, bounce houses, face painting and more. Parents and/or guardians can attend membership orientations and register for summer camp programs.

For more information about the summer camp program, Club membership or the Kickoff to Summer & BBQ events call (775) 331-KIDS (5437) or visit 2014 Summer Camp Program.

Hot August Nights Foundation Announces $100,000 Contribution to New William N. Pennington Boys & Girls Club Facility

HAN Check Presentation_4-15-14In keeping with its mission Hot August Nights Foundation contributed $100,000 to the new 55,000 square foot William N. Pennington Boys & Girls Club Facility located on Foster Drive in Reno, expected to open in May and serve 3,000 kids in the community.

At a reception held on Tuesday, April 15 the Foundation announced the contribution to the facility and also honored the 2014 Nevada Youth of the Year winner, Katie Harrison and 2013 HAN scholarship recipients, Jevin Daugherty and Eva Hernandez.

Links to Media Coverage:
Reno Gazette-Journal: Hot August Nights donates $100K to Boys and Girls Club
KTVN News 2: Hot August Nights Donates $100,000 to Boys and Girls Club
KRNV News 4: Boys and Girls Club receives massive donation from local foundation
KOLO News 8: Hot August Nights Gives $100K to Boys and Girls Club

Events Calendar

08/22/2014
Join us for Microsoft's 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Friday, August 22, 2014 at Red Hawk Golf and Resort. For more information please contact Allyson Bolton at (775) 331-2448 or abolton@bgctm.org.
09/20/2014
More than 2,500 children and families will gather at the Sparks Marina Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows 13th annual Day for Kids. Join the festivities for a FREE barbecue lunch, games, bounce houses, face painting, entertainment, FREE T-shirts and prizes, FREE Club memberships and educational vendors offering information and community services – all at no charge to the public. For information on sponsor and vendor opportunities please contact Allyson Bolton, (775) 360-2448 or abolton@bgctm.org.
09/26/2014
Barrels & Bites benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is northern Nevada’s premier event for food, wine, beer and spirit connoisseurs. In addition to more than 500 wines from world-renowned vineyards, attendees sample fine beers, spirits, specialty cocktails and fantastic cuisine within themed areas in the venue. A silent and live auction rounds out the event with all proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club. Event presented by Southern Wine and Spirits. For ticket information visit www.barrelsandbites.com.