Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma-Marin opened four new locations in Novato on Oct. 10 to provide comprehensive after-school programs for local children. The Novato School Board approved the partnership with a unanimous vote in September.
The four participating schools include San Jose Middle School, Sinaloa Middle School, Lynwood Elementary School and Olive Elementary School.
For Novato families in need, programs are provided at no cost.
“The Novato Unified School District is excited to be partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Sonoma-Marin,” said Michael Casper, expanded learning opportunities coordinator of the Novato Unified School District.
“We share the same vision of doing whatever it takes to support our qualifying students with enriching, fun and unique experiences during non-school hours. Our students are having so much fun in a safe and nurturing environment with friends and trusted adults,” Caper added.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma-Marin boasts 39 area clubs, each providing a safe and supportive environment for more than 7,500 kids and teens annually. Clubs are located in elementary schools, middle schools, affordable housing complexes and juvenile detention facilities. Programs are designed to support academic success, health and life skills, character and leadership, sports and fitness, and creative expression.
The organization endeavors to reduce the stress of finding quality child care for low-income families with working parents. The hope is that by reducing the responsibility often inherited by the extended family, the entire family can thrive.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Novato School District to provide our after-school programs to their students,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma-Marin CEO Jennifer Weiss. “Our programs are designed to help students reach their full potential, and we are excited to work with the district and the schools to make a positive impact on the lives of their students.”
Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma-Marin at bgcsonoma-marin.org.
The organization endeavors to reduce the stress of finding quality child care for low-income families with working parents.