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Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County announce new ways to engage with members amid COVID-19

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 22:37:54-04

PUEBLO — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County has announced new ways their 11 programming teams are engaging with members, parents and caretakers in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

“We are actively working to remain connected to our kids and families during this pandemic,” said BCGC President & CEO Angela Giron. “Rest assured that Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County is doing whatever it takes to ensure they feel supported, secure, and ready to take on the challenges of the future!”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County are distributing 400 “Club on the Go” packs each week, containing educational enrichment and social-emotional wellness activities, STEM and art activities with materials, family activities, school supplies, exercise supplies and healthy snacks.

The staff is also conducting wellness checks - reaching 148 families on the first call day. These calls help staff learn more about family’s needs for food and technology, etc.

In addition, BGCPC is beginning to develop plans to check out bikes to families. These bikes are sanitized before and after pick up/drop off and available to ride on Pueblo’s many bike paths.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County is also doing more remote learning activities like 'Widsom Wednesdays', were there is a reading of inspirational books and uplifting messages, sports trivia or virtual tours.

BGCPC closed its Clubhouses on March 16, following the closure of both Pueblo District 60 & 70 schools.