FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2016 – Boys & Girls Clubs of El Camino Reál (BGCECR) announced Friday, September 30, 2016, that it has temporarily closed its doors to youth in order to realign in areas of strategies built around:
a) Board oversight and focus on resource development;
b) Administrative reorganizing;
c) Safety of children; and
d) Programming quality.
BGCECR’s reorganization is to be better prepared than ever to meet the growing needs of our community.
For 26 years, the Natchitoches Boys & Girls Clubs has inspired and enabled young people, especially those who need us most, to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of El Camino Reál currently provides programs for more than 328 local children ages 6-18 in Natchitoches.
In 2015, some 1,030+ Natchitoches children and teens were served through Club membership and community outreach. The Club provides a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives.
Contact: Eliza Behrendsen
Chief Executive/Professional Officer