Tuesday, Aug. 7, Quad
Cities Station hosted a group of students from the Boys & Girls Club of the
Mississippi Valley. Quad Cities Station has supported the Boys & Girls Club
for many years with donations and sponsorships, however this is the first group
of youth program participants the station has hosted. The students got a lesson
in nuclear 101 from
Zach Bundies and a lesson on the station Fish Hatchery and environmental
efforts from Jeremiah Haas. They also got a tour of the simulator with Tom
Resig and others,
and were treated to lunch at the station.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley (BGCMV) has been serving the needs of area young people since 1994. It is a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a national organization of non-profit, non-sectarian private agencies serving young people in clubs nationwide. BGCMV serves nearly 700 members at four locations.
The Boys & Girls Clubs is a youth development organization that promotes character development and prevents delinquency. This is accomplished through services directed at providing behavioral guidance and the promotion of health, social, educational, vocational and character development of children .Programs and activities are designed to help individual members by stressing health and fitness, citizenship and leadership development, skill development, and educational career development.
The Mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.