This Year's Project: Club Hydroponics
About Our Organization
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Siouxland is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as responsible, caring and productive citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Siouxland Provides: After school programs and activities, A Summer Day Program, Monday – Friday, snacks and meals, a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, and life-enhancing programs and character development experiences.
Current Project: Club Hydroponics
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Siouxland is looking to invest in a hydroponics system that will help teach hands-on lessons to Club members about where healthy foods come from and supply the Club with fresh produce to serve during meal times.
The system will allow students to grow vegetables all year long indoors. The product comes with a curriculum that will also teach youth about healthy eating habits and the growing process. The system can produce appoximately 20 lbs. of produce every 28 days and can grow a variety of different foods.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Siouxland is an after school program for kids ages 7 to 18 to go to feel safe and accepted. For just $10 for the school year, we provide every opportunity for kids to learn and grow; from homework help and life-enhancing programs, to building ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals. We provide everything your child needs to be successful.
We understand how difficult and stressful it can be to provide for your family, especially when also worry about where your child is after school. To relief some stress, we provide after school pick-up to 9 different Siouxland Elementary, Middle and High Schools as well as partner with the City to pick up and drop off at 4 more Elementary Schools. But with this comes a lot of wear and tear on our vans! All of our current vans are 9+ years old and have broken down, causing a lot of problems over this last year. Operation Transport is our 2021 Siouxland BIG Give Project to help us raise the neccessary funds to purchase a new one!
We are looking to purchase a newer 11 to 15 seat passenger van to help us transport our members from school to the club, and to different field trip opporunities throughout Summer. Will you help us continue to provide transportation to our members and donate to our 2021 Project?!
Fine Arts Supplies
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Siouxland (BGCS) offers a variety of educational programming to the youth of Siouxland. BGCS recently recieved a grant from the Gilchrist Foundation to renovate the Club's Art Room, and now it is time to stock it with new fine arts supplies! The Art Room is one of the most utlized rooms, and BGCS wants to provide members with all of the supplies needed to maximize their educational time in this space. Funds raised will purchase paint brushes, canvases, paints, and much more!
Computers for Kids
Please help us out! We are in need of 6 new computers for our Learning Center. Our Club members do a variety of educational activites on our existing outdated computers including photgraphy, coding, movie making, as well as math and science programs. We want to keep our kids learning and using the best equiptment as most do not have computers within their homes.
PlayScape Wood Chip Replacement
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Siouxland currently has a PlayScape set up for the children to play on, with wood chips on the ground. The wood chips have proven to be a hazard for the children, and we have had several issues with the wood chips puncturing shoes and skin. We would like to replace the wood chips with rubber chips that would provide cushion in the PlayScape area and prevent injuries.