Ella: Boys and Girls Club Success Story

The Boys & Girls Club provides educational support, dropout prevention, and guidance. They are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. There are children in our community that without the Boys and Girls Club, would have no place to go after school.  Kids like Ella.

Ella is someone who lights up an entire room with her sweet smile. She joined the Boys and Girls Club in the summer, was bubbly and very easily made friends. Ella looked forward to continuing at the Club during the school year, knowing many who would return.

But the transition from summer to school year was not as smooth as she thought.  Ella had trouble making friends with the new kids.  Soon, she became distant and didn’t want to participate in any of the activities. Staff decided it was time to step in.  They paired Ella up with another member, giving them small activities to help them get to know each other.

This was all Ella needed.  Slowly, she started to talk to other members. Before they knew it, Ella was herself again.  Running and playing with other kids. Ella is a prime examples of what the Boys and Girls Club strives to do. Support, engage, improve and impact children’s lives.