CHEYENE, Wyo - In our bi-monthly interview with the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne, Dana Kasmedo sat down with us to discuss the clubs newest site at Cole Elementary.
The Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne just opened a new site Cole Elementary serving Cole and Hebard Elementary schools. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne is to help kids who need them most, thus, they are excited to bring the expertise to these kids to nurture them academically, ensuring that they are acquiring the academic skills and maintain interest in the school and are ready to move on to Jr. High.
Power Hour is the homework help and tutoring program, which is available to any member needing assistance.
The Club also offers a reading enrichment program designed to increase members’ motivation to read. The Hands-On activity-based STEM curriculum is popular among the Cole/Hebard members, they are provided the opportunity to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Finally, the Club’s Art Director, Tes Burns comes over from the Main Club to work with the kids weekly on creativity, discovering drawing, painting, photography and much more.
Dinner is also offered to members through the district’s Nutrition Services program.
This project came to fruition from the efforts of the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne, United Way of Laramie County, Community Schools initiative, and Laramie County School District #1, the club was a recipient of a 21st Century Grant to support this program to this underserved area of the community.
If you are interested in learning more about the after school programs, you can visit the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne's website or check out the interview for more information.