The Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri exists to serve children and their families. This year we have been able to pass through donations to parents, provide additional programs and field trips for smaller groups of children, and receive feedback from parents on starting new programs.
The Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri provides two main programs: after school and summer. Our after school program runs 3-7 p.m. school days. Transportation is provided from Joplin R-8 schools to the club. During the after school program, children receive assistance with homework, are fed a balanced dinner, and participate in educational programming, recreational time, and much more.
The summer program runs 7am-6pm Monday-Friday for nine weeks during the summer. Transportation is not provided during the summer program. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are served. Children can sign up for mini clubs, such as dance, tech club, gardening, cooking, sports club, etc. Every week children go swimming and on other field trips to the library, park, or Audubon Center.