CHEYENNE, Wyo - The Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne and Laramie County Community College have partnered up, to offer senior high teens more opportunities when it comes to career building.
In our bi-weekly series with Rolinda Sample the CEO of the Club in Cheyenne, she talks more about the partnerships and one with UW.
Seniors have the chance to earn a scholarship through the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne to UW if they were at the club for two years, and it doesn't have to be recent. If you were in the club ages 6 and 7 you still qualify, however deadline for the scholarship application is February 15.
Rolinda says The Boys & Girls Club is so excited about our new partnership with Laramie County Community College.
Beginning February 15 our senior high members will have their own Club site at LCCC in the CCI Building Room 142. There are only a handful of Clubs across the country who are on college campuses, but this will be a first where the Club members are integrated on campus including eating at the college cafeteria and visiting labs.
A few months back, the Board had a strategic planning session where they discussed the high level of attendance at the Club causing capacity issues.
They knew there were more youth, especially teens, who needed a world-class Club experience and felt that they could offer a program dedicated to teens.
If you are wondering what the teens will do on campus well, the Club members will have access to GEAR UP mentors for tutoring, navigating college applications, FAFSA, college tours, and career and technical education exploration.
With the Career and Tech Ed programs, the students will be able to visit with professors and see the labs first hand. If a student is interested in a welding or auto body career, they will be able to see those areas of campus. If a student is interested in a medical career, they will be able to see the health sciences facilities. The kids will have all this in addition to the other amazing programs focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and citizenship.
If teens don't have a ride no worries because, the Boys & Girls Club buses will continue to pick up the junior and senior high students and will drop the senior high members off at the LCCC Site and will drop off the junior high members at the main Club on West Jefferson Road. If the senior high student is driving, they can drive to campus and join in the program.
The cost is still $10 a year and you can sign up at the Boys $ Girls Club of Cheyenne website.
For more information on the UW scholarship check out the interview from the morning show.