Potsdam, NY: Boys & Girls Club to provide for special needs kids

Aug 8, 2017, Potsdam, NY, North Country Now: $25,000 grant will expand programs at the Massena Boys and Girls Club Boys & Girls Club of Massena recently received $25,000 to expand their offerings, providing additional community benefit through a new program called “Embracing Possibilities: Ready, Set, Go!” Boys & Girls Club of Massena will kick-off the school year with daily afterschool programming for all school-aged youth (K – 12) in their new clubhouse. The goal of this program is getting community youth excited about their futures through cultural exposure and opportunity. “… The funding will also offer opportunity for inclusion through Embracing Possibilities: Ready, Set, Go! According to a report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 In 7 U.S. kids have a developmental disability, including autism and ADHD. The Embracing Possibilities program will introduce programs and supports that are tailored for kids with disabilities and their families. These opportunities will take place during regular Club hours and at additional times.