Boys & Girls Clubs Expand Afterschool Enrichment Program To Linden

(Photo courtesy of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County)

(Photo courtesy of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County)

LINDEN — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County will be expanding its youth development services to Linden by providing a state licensed after school enrichment program at Public School 4 and 5 in partnership with the Linden Board of Education. The program will start at both schools on Monday, Sept. 9 and will be conducted Monday through Friday from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Program registration will be held on Friday, Sept. 6 from 2 – 4 p.m. at School #4 and 4–6 p.m. at School #5. Late registration will be held on Monday, Sept. 9 from 2:30–6:30 p.m. at both schools.

Program monthly fees are $ 205 for the first child, $175 for the second child and $150 for the third child. All registered students will receive a complimentary annual membership to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County. This allows students to participate in youth programs offered at other community Clubs within the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County network. The program will be supervised by Boys & Girls Club adult professional staff. Instructional classes have maximum ratio of 1 instructor to 10 students.

The program objectives are to provide an environment of social adjustment in a peer group setting, to assist in the development of self-awareness and independent thought, to instill a sense of positive self-image within each of the children and to promote development of physical skills through activities requiring coordination and motivation. The daily program will include but not limited to: homework help, outdoor and indoor active play, arts & crafts, snack, activity time, special events, etc.

Russell Triolo, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County stated, “We are looking forward to offering our award winning programs in Linden.” He continued, “We are ready to develop an excellent ongoing relationship with the community residents as we have previously done in Union, Hillside, Roselle, Plainfield, and Elizabeth for over 50 years.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County, which operates facilities in Union, Roselle, Plainfield, Elizabeth and Hillside and Linden, serves over 7,500 children. They seek to inspire and enable young people, who need them most, to realize their full potential and have provided opportunity for youth since 1955. They are part of a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.6 million young people annually, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide.

Known as “The Positive Place for Kids,” the Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach.

To find out more information registering for the Linden “Project Learn” After School Educational Enrichment Program at Public Schools # 4 and #5 and the many year round youth development programs offered by BGCUC, visit or call 908-351-3344 or 908-687-2697 ext. 102

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