Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV needs YOU!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV welcomes individuals who may want to contribute their time to working with our youth. Many opportunities are available in the areas of recreation and sports, arts and crafts, martial arts, drama, dance, music, leadership development, fundraising, special events, chaperoning, computer literacy training, clerical support and more! Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV needs volunteers. Help us help our children.
Some of the success stories
Incorporating Art into EducationYoung people have such an ability to think imaginatively and create art. Art for them can be drawing, crafting, painting, pottery or for some anything that involves using messy Elmer’s glue. Daily Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV offers arts & crafts and fine arts classes. Finding ways to incorporate art in a young person’s day is also a method of helping Club members learn about other subjects through art. Art is everywhere and by incorporating other fields of study into artistic programing, Boys & Girls Club is not only able to teach members about art but other subjects as well. Projects range from global art, studying art from different countries too recycled art, repurposing waste materials. A variety of different subjects such as science, languages, sociology and history are incorporated. Each year Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV host a large youth art exhibit to encourage Club members to keep creating. Select pieces of artwork advance to Boys & Girls Clubs of America Fine Art exhibit.
Center Helping Children Stay Healthy, ActiveEDINBURG – Nearly one in three children in this country are obese or overweight. That’s according to a study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Experts said 60 minutes of play a day can help children get healthy. The Edinburg Boys and Girls Club is a second home for many Rio Grande Valley children. Out of the 34,000 students in the Edinburg school district, 5,000 of them are members at the center. “We want kids to know that we are here in the community and they can come every day if they need to,” Edinburg Boys and Girls Club CEO Sabrina Walker-Hernandez said. For members who come from low-income backgrounds, the Boys and Girls Club can be an important resource. “We want to provide them some of those opportunities that they may not be able to afford, but we can pick up the cost through our donors and through our sponsors and have them have that opportunity because that’s what they need,” she said. A membership for the entire school year costs $20. Children will have access to all sorts of programs that focus on the arts, exercise, diet and learning. “I feel very fortunate because it helps my mom. I like it here. I like to meet people. It’s exciting,” Eleni Tijerina said. “Being here, I like places like this because I used to live in North Carolina. We had something similar to this over there. It was great,” Jadan Davidson said. The Boys and Girls Club wants to give every child a chance to have fun. If parents can’t afford to pay a membership fee there is help. “I really want parents to know that we have scholarships for those opportunities too. We will waive that $20. We have a lot of generous donors out there who support us so we can offer even scholarships for that $20,” Walker-Hernandez said. The Boys and Girls Club is a place for children to have fun and develop healthy habits.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV is taking a stand against what is happening to our children, making a commitment to help reverse the negative trends affecting kids in our communities and is changing and saving young people’s lives with three major areas of: Academic success, Health and Obesity, and Civic and Community Engagement.