When The Boys and Girls Club of America come to mind, I can’t help but have fond memories of my childhood. I will never forget in 1990 when the Boys and Girls Club opened up in my neighborhood. I remember running home telling my mom about this new place for kids and going on and on about how I had to become a member. When she told me no, I was crushed, we simply couldn’t afford it. I remember going past everyday wishing I could be apart. Everyday after school, I would stand at the club’s door like a sad puppy, just wanting to be apart.
Then one birthday it happened: My mom saved enough money to purchase me and my brother a membership. I remember it like it was yesterday, I swear my life couldn’t get any better at that point. Going to the Boys and Girls Club was magical for me, it opened my eyes to a whole different world of new people, places and things. I couldn’t wait to get out of school everyday to head over to the club. This week is National Boys and Girls Club Week; if you have a child I strongly suggest you head over to your nearest club to take a tour. If you are unable to go on a tour you can take a virtual tour here.
I created so many memories in this place that I’m now looking for a club for the boychild to join. I want to create in him, those same memories that the Boys & Girls Club instilled in me. Going to the Boys and Girls Club taught me how to meet new people, express myself and how to have fun. For more information on how you and your family can help support National Boys & Girls Club Week go here: http://bit.ly/127pDm. Why not start creating memories now that will last a lifetime!
“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”