The Boys and Girls Club is helping kids through educational activities at its three Marshall County locations, thanks to the assistance of the United Way of Marshall County.
Children at the Plymouth club are improving their math skills by solving Rubik’s Cube puzzles. Other kids are learning construction skills by designing and building an outdoor playhouse. They also have the opportunity to learn about healthy eating and how to grow their own food through the club’s involvement in the city’s Community Garden.
Meanwhile, the Bremen location has a new activity space given to the club by the Bremen School Corporation. Club members had a contest to choose a new name for the space, which was won by Bremen fourth grader Zeta Nunemaker, who chose the name “Kids’ Cave.”
The Culver Boys and Girls Club offers fitness and enrichment programming with the help of Culver Academy.
United Way of Marshall County executive director Linda Yoder says the clubs in Marshall County serve about 830 children each year. The Boys and Girls Club is one of 24 organizations that get support from United Way of Marshall County, which is currently in its 2015 campaign, called “Together We Can, Marshall County.”