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Reaching out with a new branch

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:35 am

The Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck has added a branch in Northumberland at First Baptist Church, hoping to give more families a convenient option for summer and after school activities.

For the past three years, the club was running a small satellite program at Northumberland Middle School for sixth, seventh and eighth graders, “but we kept getting feedback requesting that the club serve younger kids and those in high school,” said Jonathan Putt, operations director.

About a year-and-a-half ago, the Boys and Girls’ Club board decided to act on those requests. They struck a deal with First Baptist to lease its basement and kicked off a summer program in June. The club has now started it’s first after-school session and is accepting members from ages six to 18.

The Boys and Girls Club’s mission is to help youth reach their full potential as citizens.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northern Neck News 10/23/19