Visit to Boys & Girls Club in Lehigh Acres
The Lehigh Acres Boys & Girls Club location is one of two new clubs that have joined the ranks of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. Recently we took a visit to the location to learn more about the activities that the youth participate in for the afterschool program. The club is filled to capacity at 70 youth. Reading, games, homework, crafts and sports/fitness are some of the activities we witnessed during our visit.
The facility is located at 1262 Wings Way, #206 in Lehigh Acres. It features a check-in area, study room/homework room, a large social room, an arts and crafts room and a videogame room that will soon have a Wii game system.
When we arrived, the youth were creating handmade (literally) turkey crafts created from the outline of their hands. Before lining up to go outside, we were able to capture a few photos of their artwork.
The youth at the Lehigh Acres location are lucky enough to have a large field and blocked-off portion of the parking lot to play in. Marlos, one of the youth that we spoke with, told us that going outside is his favorite part of the afterschool program:
“I really like playing basketball, kickball and dodgeball. Dodgeball is my favorite.”
Some of the girls played school and had a hula hooping contest and jumped rope, while some of the boys had a basketball shooting contest.
The majority of the youth were involved in an exciting game of kickball.
We were able to capture some great photos of these activities!
This club and the new Renaissance Club location need your help to keep them staffed with quality individuals and necessary equipment.
Make a donation today to ensure that more youth can enjoy the facilities and that staff is supported at each Boys & Girls Club location throughout Lee County.