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Posted June 08, 2022

What is Cyberbullying?

Bullying is nothing new. What has changed is that it can become virtually impossible to escape them because of the amount of time spent on various forms of technology such as phones, tablets, and computers. Almost all teens have smartphones, making...

Posted May 17, 2022

Self-esteem is crucial to a child’s development. It can make or break academic achievement, participation in school, willingness to engage in clubs or activities, relationships with peers, and their overall mental health and happiness. 

Higher self-esteem in child development will help...

Posted April 12, 2022

Humor is something children can create that fosters a relaxed and playful climate in which further creativity is more likely to occur. Humor and play are closely linked, so a home with plenty of humor and play will be filled with smiles and laughter of happy children. 

 

Children...

Posted March 28, 2022

 

What does it mean to have a good character? People who have good character do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. They are respectful, responsible, reliable, and considerate to others. 

We all want to see our children show good character, but teaching traits such...

Posted January 28, 2022

As parents, caregivers, and educators we must help our children by teaching them how to build compassion, empathy, and the inclusion of all. These skills will help them as they interact with peers at school and will stay with them throughout life. 

 

What is empathy? Empathy is our...

Posted January 04, 2022

Volunteering as a family sends a powerful message to your children about the importance of being kind and giving to others. Helping others teaches children to be empathetic, have higher self-esteem, and will encourage them to continue volunteering as they get older. 

It is never too early...

Posted November 10, 2021

 

Thanksgiving can be a time to gather with friends and family, share what you are grateful for, and enjoy delicious food. Thanksgiving can also be a time filled with stress and anxiety. Here are a few tips on how to reduce that stress and help you have a more relaxed, calm day!

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Posted October 22, 2021

 

Although many youths do not partake in drug use, some are more at risk. Most adults with substance use disorders started to do drugs when they were younger, causing their overall health and well-being to decline over the years. Addiction at a young age causes a high risk for adverse...

Posted October 15, 2021

 

Did you know that only 56% of Wayne County parents/caregivers have talked to their kids about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, or drug use? But studies show teens are influenced by what their parents say.  Take time to talk to your kids about alcohol use. For tips and statistics click...

Posted June 01, 2021

 

 

Happy Home Safety Month! Here are a few great resources for you and the kids as you discuss home safety.

 

Websites to Explore:

http://www.homesafetycouncil.org/...

Posted May 13, 2021

What can anxiety look like in children?

When a child does not outgrow the fears and worries that are typical in young children, or when there are so many fears and worries that they interfere with school, home, or play activities, the child may be diagnosed with an...

Posted April 27, 2021

There are a variety of ways you can give your time to The Boys & Girls Club of Wooster!

 

From tutoring and homework help, to speaking on a subject you are an expert on, or leading an enrichment activity, there is way for you to get involved with us. Consider volunteering today...

Posted April 13, 2021

 

Happy Earth Day! Here are a few great resources for you as you plan your Earth Day Celebration.

 

Websites to explore:

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com...

Posted March 16, 2021

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with these smart snacking tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!

Snacks can play an important role in meeting kids’ nutrient needs. Choosing a variety of foods from all of the food groups will give them the energy they need between meals....

Posted March 16, 2021

Is it difficult to get your fruits and veggies in for the day? Check out these creative ways to add color, flavor, and texture into your daily diet via the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!

1. Variety abounds when using vegetables as pizza topping. Try broccoli, spinach, green peppers,...

Posted March 16, 2021

I know it’s rough! What if I promised you that it was easier than you thought and well worth it to pack your own nutrients up in a cute little bento box? I usually pack my boys' lunches in less than 5 minutes. Truth! I do plan it out and prep beforehand, which does take a bit more time, but once...

Posted March 15, 2021

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with these 20 health tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!

1. Eat Breakfast - Start your day with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Try making a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, low-fat...

Posted February 22, 2021

The Boys and Girls Club is committed to protecting the physical and emotional safety of members, staff and volunteers.

 

This chart provides information on an ethics hotline, Crisis Text Line and safety helpline. 

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Posted July 19, 2020

The Youth of the Year Awards allows the Boys & Girls Club of Wooster to recognize the achievements of our Club members. Help us celebrate our outstanding young people! 

Tune in live on July 26th at 7 pm on our ...

Posted February 19, 2020

Join us for the 2020 Youth of the Year Event!

The Youth of the Year Awards allows Boys & Girls Club of Wooster to recognize the achievements of five outstanding Club members. One overall winner...

Posted February 13, 2019

Join us in celebrating the 2019 Youth of the Year Awards!

 

Saturday, April 13 at the Shisler Conference Center

 

Social Hour: 5:30 Dinner 6:30      

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Posted November 01, 2018

Join us at City Square Steakhouse as we kick-off November celebrating Boys & Girls Club Month

November 5, 2018 from 5-8 PM

  • Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Bar
  • Bring your friends
  • Drawing for a...
Posted February 15, 2018

APRIL 14, 2018 - Shisler Conference Center

Join us as we honor our outstanding Club Members at our 3rd Annual Youth of the Year Awards and Dinner Auction. 

Social Hour: 5:30 Dinner 6:30      

   Tickets:  $45 each...

Posted February 13, 2018

Registration is LIVE: https://registration.verticalrunnerrm.com/events/the-downtown-runaround-02122018756

Fun for athletes and non-thletes alike!
Imagine if the "Amazing Race", a few...

Posted December 13, 2016

Boys & Girls Club of Wooster is pleased to be announced as the beneficiary of this Saturday's (Dec. 17) Music on Market concert with Burning River Brass. The event is from 1:30 - 3:30. 

Music on Market is a collaboration of Main Street Wooster, Inc., Wayne Center for the Arts and The...