Summer days at the Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County

By Megan Boehl and Annemarie Leslie-Mees

Boys & Girls Club of DeWitt County

The 2018 “Beat the Heat” summer program is in full swing at the Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County! There are 165 enrolled members with an average daily attendance of eighty. Exciting things are happening daily to ensure a fun-filled summer.

Math is taught by Berday Castillo and Nancy Hajovsky. Members are being taught basic math skills everyday and are challenged to master addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts. “If children don’t practice, they will not remember the facts next year,” said Ms. Hajovsky. “Basic math facts don’t change, and it’s important for the students to memorize them.”

Sean Douglas is the technology specialist teaching basic computer skills such as typing and coding. Nine-year old Angel Ibarra said, “Coding is fun because it’s interesting to me.” Ethan Robinson, ten years old, added, “It makes me think!”

Christi Fuchs is engaging BGCDC members with hands-on science experiments. Last week members worked on an experiment learning about thermal and motion energy. We are very lucky to have the support from these teachers. The BGCDC appreciates their dedication to the club and our members.

On June 28, the Boys and Girls Club will be hosting a birthday party commemorating four years since opening its doors to the children of DeWitt County. This is a community-wide celebration. Everyone is invited! The Cuero Chamber of Commerce will be helping us celebrate by hosting a “Fun After Five” event. Please stop by to tour our facility and enjoy refreshments prepared by BGCDC members. Come see what the Club is all about! For more information please visit our website at www.bgcdco.org. Donations are always appreciated.

Your support keeps our doors open so we can better, “serve the youth of our community especially those who need us most.”

Science teacher Christi Fuchs watches Jorja and Delaney Hardwick demonstrate how metal bends under intense conditions.

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