Special event encourages adults to spend meaningful time with kids, proving one day can change a child’s future.
Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club is gearing up to celebrate its annual Day for Kids to highlight the critical needs of kids and teens in the community. Today, too many youth are facing serious issues that can deprive them of a happy healthy childhood and negatively impact their future. Day for Kids celebrates the life changing work taking place at Boys & Girls Clubs each day by encouraging adults to spend meaningful time with young people and engage in fun and active play. This year’s Day for Kids will be celebrated with hundreds of parents and kids participating in an event at Wallingford.
Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club is one of hundreds of Day for Kids events planned nationwide (all events are open to the public). Join us on Saturday, Sept. 15, between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. for a fun-filled day of field day activities, face painting, entertainment, inflatables, raffles, food and refreshments.
Day for Kids is a fun way for not only adults to relive their childhood, but for kids to have fun and foster stronger relationships with caring mentors. Day for Kids is just one example of the amazing work we do each day to enable kids and teens to reach their full potential by staying on track to graduate, demonstrating good character and citizenship and practicing healthy lifestyles.
Supporting kids and teens is a critical issue for our nation. Today’s generation is estimated to be worse off than their parents. Our nation’s graduation rate ranks 22nd among 28 countries and three out of 10 kids are obese or overweight. One in 5 American kids live in poverty.
Boys & Girls Clubs believe that every young person in America deserves a great future and that ensuring a safe, productive place for them to spend out-of-school time is a vital, yet overlooked, factor.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America has created engaging educational resources to help communities encourage and develop positive relationships with kids.
Located at 72 Grand Street, The Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club of Wallingford provides program opportunities for over 450 boys and girls each year. The Club is open Monday through Friday, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Youngsters interested in joining the Club, learning more about BGC Day for Kids or other youth programs can contact Chris Bacote, Program Director, (203) 269-7535 or visit www.ulbrichbgc.org .