A message from The Kingston Whig-Standard Spring Campaign Co-Chairs, Liza Nelson & Steve Serviss
We are pleased to announce the 18th Annual The Kingston Whig-Standard Spring Campaign to help local children and youth. We invite you to support the great work of the Boys and Girls Club here in our community and are excited to announce that our 2018 campaign goal is to reach $100,000.00.
The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. The Boys and Girls Club after school programs transform the after school hours from an unsupervised, uncertain time to a safe, fun, and productive time by offering children and youth a constructive, supportive, and safe way to spend these critical hours.
Research shows that children and youth involved in after school programs have:
- improved educational success;
- enhanced self-esteem which encourages them to reach their full potential as a contributing citizen;
- better peer and family relations to help them deal with issues such as anger management and bullying;
- and increased positive mental and physical health.
Whether it’s trying out a sport for the first time, learning to play a musical instrument, developing culinary skills and healthy eating habits, or receiving help with homework, the Boys and Girls Club aims to empower children age 4-18 to do and be their very best, and it simply would not be possible without the generous support of donors like you.
Thank you for supporting children and youth in our community.