Profile: Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence Heights

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The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence Heights is one of three satellite communities of St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club. Located at Dante Alighieri’s Beatrice Campus at 50 Ameer Ave, there’s plenty of space for kids to play and have a great time. The site is right by a park, with a lot of outdoor space, and a large baseball diamond.

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Just a few members of the large group!

There are 65 participants at this location, ranging from 6-13 years old. It’s a six week program starting at the beginning of July. They participate in excursions to places like Wild Water Kingdom, Jumpstart, and attend Rookie Ball on Thursdays with other Boys and Girls Clubs (like the Weston-Mount Dennis Boys and Girls Club).

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Enjoying a nice day of baseball

This is the first year the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence Heights has had the help of Focus on Youth leaders, and these particular leaders have been amazingly helpful with setting up, cleaning up, and keeping the children safe and happy. There are four main components that the Boys and Girls Clubs focus on. Firstly, physical activity and health and safety. Secondly, leadership, growth and empowerment. Thirdly, learning and career development, and finally, community services. The motto representing all this is sweet and simple: “A good place to be.”

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Practicing their catching skills

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The Focus on Youth leaders in purple – Sabrina and Jessica, the supervisor Kimberly in the middle, and other staff!

SUMMARY

Organization: Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence Heights

Location: Dante Alighieri Beatrice Campus (50 Ameer Ave)

Ages: 6-13

Date/Time: Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5pm

Website: http://www.stalbansclub.ca/satellites/lh/lawrence.html

Contact info: shawn@stalbansclub.ca

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