Boys and Girls Clubs offer free tuition for students
With generous donations, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Keys Area announces that in its continuing efforts to recover from Hurricane Irma, they are able to continue to waive all fees for children attending the Key West and Big Pine Key clubs through March 31, 2018.
“The Boys and Girls Club is proud to be an active partner in our community’s efforts to recover from Hurricane Irma,” said Dan Dombroski, Executive Director of the Keys area clubs. “This [Deerbrook Charitable Trust Foundation] award demonstrates a commitment from our entire organization to serve our community in the best possible way.”
The fee waivers are available for current members and new members. In addition, the clubs are also able to extend the closing time from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Key West location.
“The program started after the storm,” said Dombroski. “What’s good about this, it’s a long-term recovery to help our community members. Someone might be able to work an extra shift and make a little extra money knowing their children are being taken care of.”
The Big Pine Key club suffered severe damage from the hurricane and is under redevelopment. In the meantime, they are set up at a temporary location at a Big Pine Key church.
Beginning in January, the Key West location will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be offering free academic tutoring from certified teachers. The children will also be provided free lunch through March 31, 2018.
Every other Friday night starting in January, the Key West club will have a teen night. This is open for teens to engage in some positive social and fun activities, individually, and as a group. There will also be free snacks.
“Just call us up and fill out an application and that’s basically it,” said Dombroski. For more information, call 305-296-2258 or visit www.southernmostboysgirslclub.com.