Boys and Girls on the Move

Organization Sponsor: Boys and Girls Club of Truro and Colchester (formerly Truro Boys and Girls Club)

Organization Partner: Truro Parks, Recreation & Culture

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Program Description

In summer, week long day camps and after school programs in school year offer teens an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities designed to promote participation regardless of skill level. Activities include swimming, aerobics, gym, Pilates.
This program allows the guys time with just the guys and girls time with just the girls. The focus is on empowerment, self esteem and respect. This program operates weekly, in the evening.

The Club operates afterschool programming from 2 pm -6 pm Monday-Friday. The after school program includes transportation from Harmony Heights and Truro Elementary

Squirts 5-7 year olds and Juniors 8-12 year olds

Friendship Club Floor Hockey
Arts and Crafts Craft Club
Computer Computer
Cooking Cooking
Music Dance
Soccer Basketball
Imagination
(a mini drama club for
our younger members) Drama

Program Approximate Cost: 

$40 a week full time

Funding Sources: 

United Way
HRDC
Police Service Fund

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Working on 5 year action plan

Impact Of Program: 

Makes sports/activity available to teens who have no other opportunities, 120 - 150 kids

Evaluation Tools: 

Measuring outcomes by methods standard to Boys and Girls Clubs

Key Elements Towards Success: 

staffing, volunteers phenomenal

Challenges To Meet Them: 

Town Hall built on only field accessible without transportation - Having fun night for parents to get support to supply some transportation

Length and Stage of Project: 

ongoing

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