After going through the process of eligibility, the Ponoka Youth Centre, which has been focusing on meeting the needs of children and youth in our community since 2001, has officially joined the Boys and Girls Club of Canada.
“The affiliation with a well known organization will enable us to access more funding and more support which will further improve quality programming for the kids,” said Beth Reitz, executive director of the Ponoka Youth Centre which now houses the Boys and Girls Club of Ponoka.
All programs operated under the direction of the highly qualified and caring staff who wants to see children reach their full potential through positive interactions and experiences will remain the same.
They currently offer the After School Program which runs from Monday to Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and is open to any child between the ages of six and 11, School’s Out Days (SOD) which accommodate Professional Development Days, and the revitalized summer program which will now run five days a week for the months of July and August. They also have programs for youth ages 12 to 17 which include the Teen Drop In Centre, Guys Night and the Go Girls Program.
For additional information on any of the programs offered, phone 403-783-3112.