Posts Tagged ‘Education’

11th Annual Spelling Bee

11th Annual Spelling Bee
Saturday, May 2, 2015  at 10 a.m. (Breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m.)

Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
William N. Pennington Facility
1300 Foster Drive, Reno

First place winners from each grade will compete in the Finals on Saturday May 2, 2015 at the Pennington facility.  Final participants should arrive by 9:30 a.m.

Placing in the finals is as follows:
1st, 2nd, 3rd place for each grade K-8th
1st, 2nd, 3rd place for all High school participants

There will be trophies for 1st-3rd place and all finalist participants will receive a T-shirt.

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Macy’s Thanks for Sharing Program Helps Fund Afterschool Education

Macy’s continues to be an important partner for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and its education programs. Their contribution through the Thanks for Sharing program will help fund the afterschool education programs that benefit more than 1,000 kids every day throughout Reno, Sparks and Fernley.

Thanks for Sharing debuted as a national Macy’s initiative in 2003 – a distinctive effort from which customers benefit during the holiday season and charities benefit throughout the year. Customers join the program for $25, and in return, they receive a Reward Card valued at 10 percent of all their Macy’s credit card net purchases made during the holiday period. Plus, for each Thanks for Sharing customer enrollee, Macy’s donates $10 to great charities like the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. Learn more at

For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows please call 775-331-KIDS (5437) or visit


7,500 rallies nationwide aim to make afterschool programs available to all

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Afterschool Program will sponsor a Lights On Afterschool rally, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. The rally will be one of more than 7,500 such events around the nation that day, the 13th annual Lights On Afterschool, organized by the Afterschool Alliance. The event calls for expanding afterschool opportunities so that every child who needs a program has access to one.

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows event showcases after school programming activities including Halloween arts & crafts, Book give-away, bounce houses, face painting and dinner by the Club Café. The event also features a resource fair with community partners including: Boys Scouts of America, Northern Nevada DUI Task Force, WCSD Team Up, ACCEPT, TMCC, Morrison University, The First Tee of Northern Nevada, WCSD Volunteer Services, The Holland Project, The Children’s Cabinet, Washoe County School District, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ken-Ju-Bo-Ai Kenpo Karate, American Lung Association, JTNN, SOS Outreach, Kiwanis and KNPB Channel 5.

This is a FREE event and open to the public (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.). For more information please call 775-331-KIDS (5437).