CLEVELAND — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on March 22, 2022.
A local nonprofit announced its plans to help serve its surrounding community this summer.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio is set to open eight new Boys & Girls Clubs across Northeast Ohio.
The locations will range across Euclid, Cuyahoga Falls, Garfield Heights and Akron. New London Elementary School in Huron County will also open its first-ever club.
All of the clubs are set to open throughout the month of June.
The clubs' goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for children to attend after school. The addition of the eight new clubs is also a part of BGCNEO’s plan to double the number of kids served by 2025.
“There has never been a greater need to prioritize the best interests of our youth,” BGCNEO CEO Jeff Scott said. “This expansion will help more kids and more families in more places in our community. In order to start reversing the worst child poverty rates in the country, parents who are able to work must be able to have free care for their kids while they work to support a family.”
Anybody between the ages of 6-18 can join the club free of charge. Over the summer, activities will include athletics, academic help, arts, music, leadership, field trips and meals each day.
Those interested in registering can visit www.bgcneo.org.
Here is a complete list of the clubs opening this summer and their locations:
- Garfield Heights High School, 4900 Turney Road, Garfield Heights 44125; for kids who have completed kindergarten through those who have completed seventh grade; starts June 20.
- Euclid Middle School, 22555 Tracy Ave, Euclid, 44123; ages 6-18; start date to be determined.
- Akron Buchtel Community Learning Center, 1040 Copley Rd., Akron 44320; for those who have completed sixth grade through those who have completed 12th grade; start date TBD.
- Akron North High School, 985 Gorge Blvd., Akron 44310; teens in ninth through 12th grades; start date TBD.
- Cuyahoga Falls Preston Elementary School, 800 Tallmadge Rd, Cuyahoga Falls 44221; for kids who have completed kindergarten through those who have completed fifth grade; start date TBD.
- Longfellow Middle School, 305 Louisiana Ave., Lorain 44052; for kids who have completed kindergarten through seventh grade; starts June 13.
- Ely Elementary School, 312 Gulf Road, Elyria 44035; for kids who have completed kindergarten through those who have completed fifth grade; starts June 27.
- New London Elementary, 425 Park Ave, New London 44851; for those who have completed kindergarten through those who have completed seventh grade; starts June 13.