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New Youth Club Open for Enrollment

(La Porte, IN) - Online registrations are are now being accepted for the newest Boys and Girls Club of La Porte County location.


The new facility is in La Porte at the Brighton Street Green Space.


BGCLPC is a nonprofit youth development organization operating afterschool Clubs at 8 locations throughout Michigan City, La Porte, Westville and Kingsford Heights, in addition to a popular summer camp.


Other La Porte sites include Lincoln Elementary School and the Kesling Intermediate School/La Porte Middle School campus. All BGCLPC programs are offered completely free of charge to ensure accessibility, officials said.


At the Brighton Street Club, children in kindergarten through fourth grades will enjoy afterschool snacks, academic support, physical activities, arts & crafts and much more from 3:15 PM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  The facility will operate seasonally from March through May, and reopen when school resumes in August, officials said. 


Officials said the Brighton Street Club’s unique location allows community service opportunities at the onsite gardens, access to a weekly community dinner at the nearby Pax Center and regular visits from the La Porte County Public Library.


“The Brighton Street Club will allow us to bring together children from all over La Porte during afterschool hours.  We have a very exciting programming plan and are ready to get started,” says Michelle Shirk, BGCLPC Chief Executive Officer.


Families with children in kindergarten through fourth grades can begin their Brighton Street Club membership journey by completing an online pre-registration form at https://www.bgclpc.org/registration/.


Space for La Porte families with middle school aged children is available at the Kesling Club.


For information, contact the BGCLP administrative team at (219) 873-2298.

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