The St. Anthony and Area Boys & Girls Club is a social space that provides a safe environment where our youthful bright minds can get together. Youth get the opportunity to experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
The Boys and Girls Club has hosted new and existing programs.
- Boy’s Night
- Girl’s Night
- Build Your Own Business
- Arts and Crafts
- Outdoor Recreation
- Indoor Recreation
It’s important for youth to have social space to get together to create, socialize and learn. It has been nice to see an expanded kitchen to offer more cooking, baking and healthy food offering at the club. As well, more staff to offer new programs to support physical recreation and active living.
The Boys & Girls Club is an amazing pillar in the community, as dozens of youth participate in daily activities. I’ve seen them showcase what they have learned from guitar lessons, musical performances, dances and even cheers. The community becomes more vibrant when these youth showcase their creative abilities and energy overtakes the room.
At fundraising events the Boys & Girls Club staff and volunteers are selling popcorn, making balloon animals or playing their games, like Plinko with youth. It is wonderful to see people of the region give back to help our bright minds continue to get together. Medical Staff at LG Health in St. Anthony have given back.
We are so fortunate that we have this space where are youth can come together and learn from each other. If you are a youth on the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula, you can visit one of our four youth centres (St. Anthony & Area Boys and Girls Club, St. Anthony; Youth Centre, Englee; Regional Community Youth Centre, Flower’s Cove; CYN, Plum Point).
A special thank you to all the staff, volunteers, parents, youth and community leaders that continue to give so much. Let’s keep the magic happening as we encourage more volunteers, more support and more attendance at each of our area youth centres.
Live Rural NL –
Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA. The Straits-White Bay North)