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Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County Announces Collaboration with MitchellCommunity Schools to Establish New Site

MITCHELL - APRIL 11,2024 -The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County is thrilled to announce a partnership with Mitchell Community Schools to open a new Club site within Mitchell Junior High School, slated to commence operations at the beginning of the 2024 – 2025 school year.

This collaboration marks an essential milestone for both organizations, signaling a shared commitment to providing enriching opportunities for youth across Lawrence County. The memorandum of understanding signed between the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County and Mitchell Community Schools outlines the framework for this joint effort, aimed at creating a supportive environment where young people can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. The site will provide after school care until 7:00pm for youth grades 4 th – 8 th grade.

The new Boys & Girls Club site at Mitchell Junior High will offer a range of programs and activities tailored to meet the unique needs and interests of local youth. From academic support to recreational opportunities, the Club will serve as a hub for positive youth development, fostering essential skills and relationships that empower young people to reach their full potential.

"We are excited to embark on this collaborative venture with Mitchell Community Schools," said Frank Decker, Chief Professional Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County. By establishing a presence within Mitchell Junior High, we aim to extend our reach and impact, providing even more young people with access to the resources and support they need to succeed in school and beyond, "

Amanda May, Principal of Mitchell Junior High School, expresses her enthusiasm: “Mitchell Junior High couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County for the 2024-2025 school year. This is what Mitchell Junior High has been looking for and junior high school students and our community will benefit from this programming.”

The partnership between the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County and Mitchell Community Schools reflects a shared vision of creating a brighter future for the youth of Lawrence County. As preparations for the opening of the new Boys & Girls Club site at Mitchell Jr. High get underway, both organizations look forward to working closely together to ensure its success and impact on local youth.

More details about the site, including job openings and member registration information, will be released in the coming months. For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County and its programs, visit or download our mobile app.

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