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Local organization working to bring Boys & Girls Club to Yakima - needs more board members

Local organization working to bring Boys & Girls Club to Yakima - needs more board members

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Yakima, WA -  The Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Washington is working to bring a Boys & Girls Club to Yakima.  Yakima has never had a Club in the area.  The OIC wants to bring the Club to the area to give local kids a chance to have a safe place to go and experience all the valuable resources Boys & Girls Clubs have to offer.

"To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens," that is the mission statement of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, according to their website. The Boys & Girls Club of America is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth build a better future.  

Currently the OIC is in the process of recruiting more board members, and needs people to help fill the roles that will help mold the organization locally.

"We have to do all that we can for this community, and what better place than to start with the Boys & Girls Club; to teach character development, to teach academic skills, to teach social responsibility, to teach respect for other human beings; we can be part of something that changes the course of history in our community," said Steve Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer with OIC of Washington.

As a board member for the Boys & Girls Club, you will help with the major decisions for the local Club, like being on the hiring committee for program leaders, etc.

Mitchell tells NBC Right Now that the ideal time frame for the ground-breaking and opening for the Boys & Girls Club in Yakima would be in about a year, but there is still a lot of work to be done.  

If you would like to be a part of the Boys & Girls Club in Yakima, head over to OIC of Washington facebook page, or call 509-248-6751.

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