Afterschool Boys & Girls Clubs to reopen in Wellington, Elyria

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio is reopening three of its traditional afterschool Clubs, two in Wellington and another in Elyria.

Clubs are set to reopen at Westwood Elementary School and McCormick Middle School in Wellington, and at Elyria’s Crestwood Elementary School. The Wellington Clubs will open Monday, while the Crestwood Club will start up Sept. 21. The Clubs have been closed since March because of the pandemic.

At Westwood, the starting time for students in the A.M. cohort will be after lunch, around 11:30 a.m. For those in the P.M. cohort, Club starts after school at 3 p.m. and runs until 6:30 p.m.  Depending on space availability and staffing, A.M. cohort students may stay until 6:30 p.m.

At McCormick Middle School, the Club will be open from 3-6:30 p.m.

Schools and Clubs are closed Wednesdays. You can pick up applications at either school in the main office.

At Elyria’s Crestwood Elementary, the Club will start at 2:45 and run until 6:30 p.m. The school and Club are closed Wednesdays. Families can apply online at: https://tinyurl.com/crestwoodbgc.

BGCNEO President and CEO Jeff Scott said these will be traditional Boys & Girls Clubs, which provide safe, fun places for kids after school. BGCNEO’s new ClubSmart Learning Centers are different in that they provide in-person support for kids in digital education environments.

ClubSmart centers are opening at several other locations in Lorain County.

Boys & Girls Clubs provide afterschool opportunities for kids ages 6-18 with a focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles and character development. At the Clubs, youth receive a meal, homework help, athletics opportunities, exposure to the arts and help from adult mentors.