Boys and Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas has seen rapid growth over the past year, opening 12 new sites in addition to the three original locations in Wichita on Opportunity Drive, in Oaklawn and at Holy Savior Catholic Church.

Six new sites opened in the Maize school district and six more in Emporia.

“This expansion is a true example of what hard work and dedication can produce, going from three sites to a total of 15 sites in the span of a year. The Board has had a vision to serve more youth for years, so we were excited when the school districts called to partner with us,” said Junnae Campbbell, CEO for BGCSCK. “Our vision and efforts will continue to enhance our program offerings for all locations.”

After school programs at the clubs focus on emphasizing character and leadership, workforce readiness, healthy lifestyles and academic success. Programs include academic enrichment,  homework help, tutoring, social emotional learning  and leadership programs, all  from trained professionals.

Lacey Salas, Vice President of Operations said the organization’s main goal is to help members reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Boys and Girls Clubs have been serving young people in South Central Kansas for more than 30 years. During the school year, the clubs offer after-school programs. In the summer, there are all-day enrichment activities.