“The Club works with 4,000 youth annually in its seven clubhouses throughout the City of Providence. Its programs – which serve children 6 to 18 years of age – focus on three primary outcomes: academic achievement, a healthy lifestyle, and good character.
“We’re so much more than recreation. We’re developing young people who will break the cycle of poverty they have experienced, and they will do that through education and jobs,” explains Nicole. Financial literacy classes, programs to expose Club members to careers, and partnerships with other organizations and companies offer additional programs.
Club members explain the value of the offerings: “My Mom was alone with my sister, brother, and me when I was five. She had to work two jobs well into the evening. We had no one to watch over us, to do our homework, or to help to prepare dinner. I had no friends until I went to the Club. I trusted my leaders. I wasn’t alone anymore. I felt I was part of a family.” – 11-year old Club member”
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