Boys and Girls Club of Plains and Montezuma Get New Life!
Ana Baggiano, Area Director for the Boys and Girls Club of Albany, introduced the club to the mission statement of the Boys and Girls Club. The 21 words that make it up sum up the vision and plan for rebuilding the two centers in Sumter County and the Macon County club. It was encouraging to see the difference that the clubs make on the children who need it the most. The center will not be a glorified sitting service, but will exist to serve children 6-18 with high impact activities, training for healthier lifestyles, STEM activities and homework assistance in a safe, supervised environment. Boys and Girls Clubs change lives, the community and the world! The Carter Boys and Girls Club Unit in Plains is one of only two centers in the nation named for a U.S. President. In fact, former President Jimmy Carter helped build the structure that houses the club in Plains. There will be a grand opening of the Carter Unit on April 27. There is no timeline established for getting the Americus unit back on line; however, it will be after Plains and Macon County units are up and running. There will be a number of areas in which volunteers can serve with their time, talents & treasures.