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Dear Parent/Guardian:

In an effort to continuously serve members during the Club closure, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids and Greenway is providing distance-based Club experiences through which Club staff will facilitate program activities through an online platform. Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids and Greenway will use an application provided by a third party that members, parents/guardians and/or staff will access via the Internet and use for purposes of communication and programming. This platform is called Zoom.

This letter seeks consent for your child to utilize Zoom for distance-based Club program purposes. Zoom provides an opportunity to deliver video and chat-based educational experiences to members via any device. Please be aware that Zoom collects information about its users and has its own privacy terms and conditions to which members must adhere. Please review Zoom’s privacy terms and conditions carefully before registering your member: and

In order to participate in distance-based Club experiences, you will need to provide the following:

  • A computer, mobile, or tablet device with access to the Internet

  • A quiet space at home in which members can participate in distance-based experiences under the supervision of an adult

  • To register for Zoom, you will need to provide some customer data, including but not limited to:  your email address and first and last name (for more information, see   

We will use on-line applications for the following anticipated program activities:

  • Group chats and Power Hour on Zoom

  • Facebook and YouTube will be used for upcoming live video programs and recorded video programs (parents may need to access Facebook)

  • Google Media sharing (for example, uploading images of artwork or other projects) 

Our commitment to keeping the young people we serve safe is always our number one priority. Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids and Greenway will actively monitor member activity on Zoom and Hangouts and will make every effort to protect member information by, among other things, maintaining control of, and access to, the data collected; prohibiting re-disclosure of member information; limiting the purposes for which the online platforms may use member information; ensuring there is no advertising and that no member information is collected for commercial purposes.

Further, all activities online must comply with Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids and Greenway’s safety policies, which are available here.

Please complete the form below to record your consent for your child’s use of Zoom and Google Hangouts


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Lori Kangas-Olson

Area Director

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids and Greenway


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Consent Form
Join us for Virtual Club programming.

Thanks for submitting the consent form! By giving consent you agree to the terms of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids and Greenway safety policies. Both adult and member will receive confirmation emails and a Zoom/Hangouts link for live virtual programming.

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