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Celebrating National Boys & Girls Club Week

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KENNEWICK, WA - The Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties are inviting families to "open the door and take the tour."

More than 4,000 chapters, across the country, are celebrating National Boys & Girls Club Week. All week long, clubs have been holding events to bring attention to the clubs and the impact they have on the youth.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties serves more than 2,000 young people every year.

Members have the opportunity to take advantage of the Music and Arts Center (MAC) in downtown Kennewick. It's one of eleven clubs in Benton and Franklin counties and provides a wide range of activities. 

"[We offer] classes that a lot of the kids in our area, maybe don't have the resources to receive anywhere else or maybe they're classes that typically aren't offered in school like Lego robotics, video game design and break dancing," says Josh Peterson, the director of MAC. 

The Boys & Girls Club is also working to expand on the eastside of Kennewick. The club's director says they're looking to build a traditional clubhouse between 1st Avenue and 10th Avenue or Olympia Street and Fruitland Avenue. 

For more information about the club or to find out how to volunteer, click here

 

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