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Boys & Girls Club at Creston Elementary School

Boys & Girls Club at Creston Elementary School

ensuring children in rural communities have access to enriched education and mentorship experiences at Boys and Girls Club
Project Progress
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The Club provides character and leadership development, education and career development, the arts, health and life skills, sports, fitness, and recreation programming in the rural community of Creston. This collaboration allows Creston youth to connect with nationally recognized Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Explore this project through video HERE.

Boys & Girls Club at Creston Elementary School

The Need

Boys and Girls Club programs and services will fill a much-needed gap by establishing programming onsite at Creston elementary school. Currently there is no afterschool programming available to youth in this distant rural community.

  • 32% of the students enrolled are minority.
  • 50% of students fall below reading and math proficiency levels.
  • 48% of students served are considered economically disadvantaged.
Boys & Girls Club at Creston Elementary School

The Outcome

At the end of the three-year collaboration:

  • 100% of the families in need will have access to afterschool services.
  • 90% of participants at or above grade level in math and literacy.
  • If needs present themselves, establish a full-day, year-round program in perpetuity.
Boys & Girls Club at Creston Elementary School

The Impact

This Creston site growth will be methodical and each phase of the programming  rolled out based on present community needs. Sustainability will be achieved by well-planned, vetted and thoughtful funding partnerships. Watch this video for some recent updates on the Club.