Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley holding summer youth programs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley is gearing up for summer with a wide variety of summer programs at their seven sites, including the newest addition in Hawthorne. The programs will emphasize nutrition, education and recreation.

The Summer Food Program returns with free, nutritious meals to anyone under the age of 18, non-members included. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. and lunch at 12 p.m. at Yerington, Dayton, Silver Springs and Mineral County.

Aside from the Summer Food Program, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley are offering reading programs and field trips:

Striving Readers at the Lyon County Libraries

The Striving Readers program is teaming up with the Lyon County Library’s Summer Reading program for literacy activities, reading programs and arts and crafts every Thursday for Members age seven and older. Striving Readers aims to help Members of the Club read at or above grade level and identifies Members who may need additional help. For more information, visit bgcmasonvalley.org.

Summer Brain Gain

In order to combat the summer learning loss that an estimated 43 million children suffer from during time off from school, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America created the Summer Brain Gain program. Comprised of 17 one-week learning modules, the Summer Brain Gain Program takes a project-based approach with Members learning through discovery, creative expression, group work and a final project. With modules across all grade levels, Summer Brain Gain ensures that children develop higher-order thinking skills keeping them on track for the coming school year. For more information, visit bgca.org.

JamPro Summer Music Program

Learn how to be a rock star at JamPro Music Factory with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley. Every Wednesday, from May 31 through August 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Boys & Girls Clubs will make the trip to JamPro Music Factory in Reno for 45-minutes of individualized instrument instruction, 45-minutes of instructed group rehearsal and 45-minutes of guided iMac instruction with a focus on music production, editing and composition. Students can choose to focus on vocals, piano, guitar, bass guitar or drums. The JamPro Summer Music Program is $250 for Boys & Girls Clubs Members and can be paid in full with registration or through ten $25 weekly payments. The deadline to register is Tuesday, May 31 and all students must be between 8 and 13 years old. For more information or to sign up, call the Club at 775-463-2334. Limited space is available.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley will also be taking Members on field trips across northern Nevada, exposing kids to places and sights they may have missed otherwise. For more information, donate or to become a member, visit bgcmasonvalley.org.

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