CHEYENNE, Wyo - In our bi-weekly series with the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne we discuss the clubs newest teen site at Laramie County Community College.
In February the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne started a new site located on the campus of Laramie County Community College called The Club at LCCC which is open Monday-Friday after school and during the summer.
This site is designed for senior high youth to explore a variety of careers through the Career Pathways program, the Club helps identify career interests, experience hands-on educational activities from various certified and associate degree programs offered at LCCC, have business tours and meaningful discussions with business leaders, provide on-going financial literacy education, and various activities to help the teens improve their soft skills as they become productive citizens.
The Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne has developed collaborative partners with Laramie County Community College (LCCC), GEAR UP, University of Wyoming (UW), Laramie County School District 1 (LCSD1), Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), and the Cheyenne business community.
For example, LCCC is providing facility usage. And, the members eat meals in the college cafeteria right alongside professors and college students. The Healthy Habits nutritional program is held at the University of Wyoming Outreach teaching kitchen on the LCCC campus.
Club members have access to professors/instructors to help them understand the level of training or higher education needed to have a successful career. Members can visit training labs. GEAR UP is providing tutors and is collaborating with our staff on the Career and Tech Ed portion of the program. GEAR Up will also help members with navigating college scholarships, applications, FAFSA, and campus tours.
One of the highlights every year is the State Youth of the Year event, where young adults compete for the title, on the local and state level. The Youth of the Year initiative promotes and recognizes young people who have overcome tremendous obstacles, and excelled in academic performance and community service. Truly creating the next generation of free-thinkers. In addition, Wyoming hosted the first Jr. Youth of the Year and our representative, Riley-Jayne Anderson won the title of state Jr. Youth of the Year.
Check out the interview from the morning show for more information on the Club at LCCC and to sign your teen up just go to the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne's website.