NOW MORE THAN EVER
Safety is the number one priority of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids and Greenway and we are committed, more than ever, to ensure that members, families, and our community have the resources and support they need to navigate these uncertain times.
As Fall decisions are being made in the Grand Rapids and Greenway school districts, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids and Greenway is also making decisions on what our Fall Programming will look like.
At this point, this is what we know:
Full School -
We will be open at the East Elementary School every day school is in session until 6 pm for grades K-5.
We will be open at the RJE Middle School every day school is in session until 8 pm for grades 6-12.
THAT WE WILL NOT HAVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MEMBERS AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL THIS YEAR.
NUMBERS WILL BE LIMITED AT EACH SITE.
A decision will not be made until August 17, 2020.
Our Virtual Programming is up and running, including some live feeds so that we can see the beautiful faces of our friends and check in with one another. Our online connections include distance learning support and social-emotional support. Additionally, continue to provide activity packs what include projects from our Teacher Geek STEM Carts. (while supplies last)
We are asking for donations and support from the community to help with supportive programs. Donations can be made below.
ISD 318 & 319 have a list of resources for students and parents.
ISD 318 Community Education’s YouTube channel features videos and activities for learners of all ages.
Computers: Students from low-income families can get a Chromebook for 75% off through Minnesota Afterschool Advance.
Birthday Wishes for Kids: The Grand Rapids Fire Department and Grand Rapids Police Department are providing curbside and virtual birthday wishes for children up to 12 years old. Call 218-326-7639 to make arrangements.
211 Information and Referral (First Call for Help / United Way 211): If you or someone you know is in need, dial 2-1-1 or text the letters MNCOVID to 898-211. They also are available to provide local resources related to accessing food, paying housing bills, and other essential services.
Pop-up Pantries: Local volunteers are converting Little Free Libraries into pantries with food and basic necessities. Families and individuals in need can pick up items, no questions asked.
One pantry is located outside the Itasca County Historical Society (201 N Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids).
Meals for Students: District 318 students can pick up free to-go breakfasts and lunches at school locations or arrange delivery.
Call Boys & Girls Clubs for evening meals.