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Boys and Girls Club offers kids a safe place to have fun during spring break

A majority of kids in the Wabash Valley are on spring break this week. The Boys and Girls Club offers a safe place for kids where they can play and learn.

Posted: Mar 27, 2018 6:41 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- A majority of kids in the Wabash Valley are on spring break this week. The Boys and Girls Club offers a safe place for kids where they can play and learn.

Christopher Owens says basketball is his favorite sport. And, playing on the court is how he is spending his spring break. 

Christopher, a seventh-grader, has been coming to The Boys and Girls Club in Terre Haute for a few years. "I get excited to come," Owens said. 

The club has provided kids a safe and convenient option to go when school is out. 

"We just want to help them gain any knowledge they can through games and activities we provide," staff member Morgan Blacketer said. 

They provide two meals a day and a rotation of games that keep the mind engaged in a fun way. 

Addyson Potts, a fourth-grader, can't help to smile about how well she is doing in school.

"I went up from a F in math to a B," Potts said. "I also went up from a F in language to an A."

The Boys and Girls Club have reported 95 percent of the kids involved have improved their grades. And, 86 percent will graduate and go to college. 

Ashton Henderson, a staff member, says the club is a family outside of her own.

"A lot of times we will joke with people and tell them I'm a mom to 100 kids because they just mean so much to me," Henderson said. 

To learn more about all The Boys and Girls Club offers click here.

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