The Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne finds success with home school program

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CHEYENNE, Wyo - In our bi-weekly interview with the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne CEO Rolinda Sample stopped by the morning show to discuss the club's home school program.

The Boys & Girls Club is excited to have started the second year of a program dedicated to home school youth held at the main site on West Jefferson Road.

Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, home school youth are able to come to the Club for special programming from 2-3 pm and then they may stay until 7 pm to participate in other Club activities. The special programming includes classes in physical education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and Art.

The students are able to receive academic enrichment during the programming. By having a group of students together, it provides the opportunity for youth to work with others their same age and build friendships.

The physical education program offers skill building in a variety of sports which may be difficult to do with only a couple children in a family or costly to do by signing up the child for all recreational sports.

The classes also give the parents an opportunity to have another trusted adult help in an area to expand what is being taught at home. The art program offers art in a variety of mediums which align with our local and regional art show. Students learn technique in water color, acrylic and pastel painting as well as printmaking, sculpture, drawing, collage, and mixed media, Photography is also included in the art program.

STEM activities can be so varied. During September, the members focused on apple science. They used fractions by cutting the apples, explored their senses by taste testing a variety of apples, tested how to prevent apples from turning brown, and made an apple tree using mathematical cubes.

The Club has an on-going open membership applications for youth in the home school program. Membership is just $10 per calendar year. Students must be between the ages of 6 and 18 to participate.

The application form is available on the Club’s website; Parents may also stop by the main Club at 515 West Jefferson Road.

For more information check out the interview from the morning show.