Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne focuses on academic success

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CHEYENNE, Wyo - In our bi-weekly series with the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne CEO Rolinda Sample stopped by the morning show to discuss the focus on academic success.

At the Club’s main site on West Jefferson Road, they have started the second year of a special program for home schooled youth. These students have opportunities three times a week to participate in art, STEM activities and physical education before the public school students arrive.

Junior high and senior high programs have activities with computer coding, career exploration, financial literacy, and healthy habits. The senior high program is starting its first full school year at LCCC while the junior high program remains at the main site.

New this school year is a site we opened at Cole Elementary for students who attend Cole and Hebard elementary schools. With the combination of a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, funding through United Way of Laramie County’s Community Schools, and a partnership with the school district, we are able to offer programs and dinner at Cole each day after school.

The club is currently enrolling participants for the Cole and LCCC sites as well at the home school program. The membership application is available on the Club’s website.

The afterschool program is still available for the $10 annual membership fee.

This fee continues to be affordable to all youth because of the generous support of the community including at the Club's Dancing with the Stars event which will be held on Friday, September 21st where Taco John’s, Coldwell Banker and Little America have stepped up to be our presenting sponsors and we are expecting about 650 attendees.

For tickets to the Dancing with the Stars of Cheyenne you can head to the Boys & Girls club website.

Check out the interview from the morning show for more on what Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne does for youth in the community.