Boys & Girls Club - Cleaner, Greener, Safer Club Campaign

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Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club (MVBGC) was awarded funding to support the Cleaner, Greener, Safer Club Campaign to accomplish critically needed facility repairs and upgrades to its Edgartown Clubhouse. With grant support, MVBGC replaced the gym floor, new doors were installed between the gym and the new Games Room, new emergency exit doors were installed, windows were replaced in staff offices, and the gym is now fully functioning and providing essential athletic and program space for Club youth and the community.The renovation work was essential to the delivery of quality programs and services for Island children of all ages, to prepare them for healthy and productive lives. Now, in its 80th year, MVBGC serves over 130 members per day and over 500 youth per year, who participate in a variety of after-school programs including academic, health, prevention education, creative arts, technology and recreational sports. In addition, MVBGC’s gym is utilized by partner organizations, serving an additional 3,000 youth and adults from the community. MVBGC services are affordable with a $20 annual membership fee, enabling the children who need us most to participate. Children from all six elementary schools on the Island attend the Club. Additionally, MVBGC offers an affordable Summer Camp.

Boys & Girls Club - Cleaner, Greener, Safer Club Campaign

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Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club (MVBGC) was awarded funding to support the Cleaner, Greener, Safer Club Campaign to accomplish critically needed facility repairs and upgrades to its Clubhouse. With MVYouth's support, MVBGC replaced the leaking roof, malfunctioning heating units, a cracked and dangerous gym floor, and damaged emergency doors, as well as insulated and shingled the exterior walls. The work was essential to the delivery of quality programs and services to Island children of all ages to prepare them for healthy and productive lives. Approximately 100 members per day, over 550 per year participate in a variety of after-school programs including academic; health, prevention and education; creative arts; technology and recreational sports. In addition, MVBGC’s facility is utilized through partnerships with other organizations serving additional youth from the community. MVBGC services are affordable with a $20 annual membership fee, enabling children who need us most to participate. Members come from all elementary schools on the Island. Additionally, MVBGC offers an affordable summer drop-in camp for Island and seasonal residents. MVBGC is indebted to MVYouth for their generous support. Without the funds we received from our Expansion Grant, we would not have been able to make needed repairs and continue to offer our quality programs to Island youth. Thank you for believing in us!