Walmart awards $1K grant to Boys & Girls Club
For the Rapids City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids Walmart has awarded the Boys & Girls Club with a $1,000 grant to support their Summer Brain Gain program.
Summer Brain Gain is a nation-wide enrichment program with Boys & Girls Club of America. The program focuses on helping prevent youth from falling behind and losing academic skills while school is out. Summer Brain Gain is comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school and high school students that are aligned with common core anchor standards.
Summer Brain Gain is just one of the many programs that are offered to Boys & Girls Club members on a daily basis throughout the summer. Other activities offered at the Boys & Girls Club include: field trips, arts and crafts, reading, health and fitness, and healthy habits.
“We are extremely grateful for Walmart’s generosity to help us support our Summer Brain Gain program,” said Kent Anderson, executive director. “Staying on track during the summer in areas like reading and math are so critical to the success of our youth. The Brain Gain program, like many others the Club offers, makes sure our future leaders are focused on reaching their full potential.”
The Boys & Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area serves approximately 250 members daily during their summer program. The Boys & Girls Club provides breakfast, lunch and snack, academic enrichment programming, off-site field trips, and fun. To do this, the Boys & Girls Club relies on the support of the community.