Isaiah and Isai are twins! They are 7 years old and they are in the 1st grade
Melany is 10 years old and in the 4th grade
Meet Xerlus a compassionate teen from our Aqueduct club! He is 15 years old and is in the 11th grade.
A few weeks ago our Marshall Courts Unit demonstrated how to create a paper bag volcano for their STEM program. This is a great outdoor activity to complete with your family over the summer. Make sure to have adult supervision while creating this volcano.
Here are the items you will need:
Below are more pictures from our Tyler Unit:
What projects do you have planned for the summer? Comment below more cool DIY projects you would like to see!
Meet Londyn, an ambitious addition to our Peninsula Unit! She is 6 years old and is in Kindergarten
We are excited to be part of this Proclamation for Kindess United, signed below by our Board Chairman, Dr. Helmuth "Chip" Trieshmann.
What are you doing to spread kindness?
Nyaijiah is 18 years old and a senior in High School
Recently our kids at our Buckroe Unit made Father's Day cards to take home. Here are some steps to take to create your own!
Write a nice letter to your father on the right side of construction paper.
Apply glue to eye balls, color puffs, and rhinestones and place where you desire on the front of the card.
Draw a mouth to give your card a face.
Repeat step “4” and design the inside of the card.
Here are some of our creations!
Show us some of your fabulous creations!
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula has just partnered with the Department of Juvenile Justice and AMIKids to help troubled youth in the community by providing an alternative solution to delinquent behaviors. This diversion program has allowed youth a form of sentence, in which the offender joins a rehabilitation program at our Clubs. Our Club programs, such as Smart Girls, Passport to Manhood, and Street Smarts, help to remedy the behavior leading to the original arrest in order to avoid conviction and a criminal record. It is a great way for us to work in accordance with our mission by helping young people aspire to their full potential by involving the youth in positive behaviors and giving them positive role models in order to strive to be productive citizens.
LaToya Delk is our case manager at Boys & Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula. Her role is to monitor and track the progress of the youth involved in the program, and relay the information back to the Department of Juvenile Justice. LaToya's work is no small task, as she goes into the homes of the young people, builds relationships with the children and the school system, and maintains a flow of information between our Club Unit Directors, the school, and the Department of Juvenile Justice. The school system sends reports to LaToya regarding the youth's attendance, grades, and overall behaviors in the classroom, while the Unit Directors send reports about the behaviors and programs attended in the Clubs after school. LaToya must communicate the entirety of the reports to the Department of Juvenile Justice. LaToya says, "it is an honor to be a part of an initiative beginning to take off."
The process begins with an ordered case through Hampton and Newport News Court Services Unit. There are a variety of cases that can be diverted, but most are first level offenses, such as assault, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor drug offenses, vandalism, etc. The youth will be enrolled in Boys & Girls Clubs for a period ranging between 90-120 days, and participate in the Club's programs. The child must attend the Club at least twice per week. LaToya tracks the progress of each individual in the program, ensuring they are fulfilling their requirements, and maintaining acceptable behaviors in the Club, and at school. If all orders are followed, the charges will be reduced or dropped from the youth's record, allowing them the ability to start over with a clean slate. This is the first program offering an solution like this in the state, so it is a great opportunity and honor to showcase all the positive aspects of Boys & Girls Club to the community!
If you have any further questions about this program, please contact our case manager, LaToya Delk, at email@example.com!
Denim is 12 years old and going into the 8th grade.
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