In an effort to raise funds to support over 400 kids who attend the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant, Board members are planning a Fish Fry on Friday, Sept. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Bryant Middle School Cafeteria.
“If you’re already planning to come to the Bryant vs. Catholic game on Friday, come a little early and join us for some delicious food and support a wonderful organization that is truly making a difference in the lives of children in our community,” said Mike Rushing, Board President.
The event will be catered by Dorey’s Catfish in Bryant. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling (501) 653-5434. They are also available at the Bryant Chamber of Commerce, Saline Memorial Hospital or any Summit Bank location. Kids six and under eat free.
The Boys and Girls Club of Bryant depends on grants and donations to support the many programs and services tailored to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, value and belonging.[more]
“An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision,” said Suzanne Passmore, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant. “It’s important for our young people to know that someone cares about them.
The Club reaches kids by offering a variety of programs taught by Club staff, peer leaders, parents and community representatives. SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem program for girls. Topics discussed deal with eating disorders, internet safety, self esteem, personal values and dating relationships, media influence and body image. Passport to Manhood is another program that promotes and teaches responsibility while reinforcing positive behavior.
“Kids have a lot to deal with at such a young age,” said Passmore. “We are here to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.”
To learn more about specific programs offered at the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant or to make a donation, call (501) 653-5434.