With local schools closing their doors and extending their spring break, the Boys and Girls Club of Paris is ensuring they are doing their part to give their members somewhere to go while school is out.
“After serious consideration and in consultation with our board, we are currently planning on providing vacation day programs for current members. We will continue to strive to provide a safe place for our members. With the constantly changing landscape, the COVID-19 virus has created our services may be suspended at any time,” said Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club for the Red River Valley, Jason Macchia.
Looking after their members is a top priority for the club and its staff, knowing that a lot of their kids need somewhere safe to go while their parents are at work.
In preparation for the building opening to accommodate members during the extended school break, staff with volunteers conducted a deep clean of the facilities Sunday evening.
Furthermore, unit director Katrina Mitchell is continuing regular updates on their Facebook page for parents to keep in the know of what they can expect.
Along with offering the opportunity of space for kids to continue with school work, the Boys and Girls Club, located at 1530 1st NE St. is also a Paris ISD “Grab and Go” location for student meals.
Monday morning, the club continued to update parents by advising their opening hours would continue to be 8-5:30 p.m. with club members being in regular rotations. Rotations included gym time, arts and crafts, social recreation, game room play, and computer time.
“The computer room will be used to work on school resources listed on the Aiken school Facebook page, and reading will also be a part of today’s rotation,” said Mitchell.
The club will provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack for their members.
Anyone looking for more information on the current programs for their children who are members can call the club at 903-784-6360.