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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • B&GC continues to make strides

  • “What the young people need most are the things that are being done at Phillips County Boys & Girls Club and the resulting outcome of the B&GC's presence in their lives has proven to be successful,” reported Jason Rolett, executive director of the B&GC at Wednesday's noon meeting of the Helena-West Helena Rotary Club.
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  • “What the young people need most are the things that are being done at Phillips County Boys & Girls Club and the resulting outcome of the B&GC's presence in their lives has proven to be successful,” reported Jason Rolett, executive director of the B&GC at Wednesday's noon meeting of the Helena-West Helena Rotary Club. Rolett said the B&GC instills priority lists for their members that reflect academic success, good character and citizenship as well as a healthy lifestyle. The B&GC provides high yielding activities that incorporate an educational aspect in even the simplest of games said Rolett. He added that “targeted” programs are a big part of what is reflected in the non-profit organization's mission as well. “Alcohol and drug prevention and teen pregnancy, homework help, homework completion are just a few of the targeted programs we provide,” stated Rolett. "Myself and the staff at B&GC ensure that the young people of Phillips County have access to what all children need most – a safe place where they can learn and grow, adults who respect and care about them and opportunities to develop themselves, their talents, and their interests," continued Rolett. Rolett said, statistics reflect that if a kid goes to a Boy & Girls club for 53 days of regular attendance, they are more likely to continue their education, avoid teen pregnancy and be encouraged to succeed as a productive member of society.

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