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January 9, 2013

Club offers programs for teens

SALEM — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem will be introducing several new programs and activities for teens during 2013.

These new and exciting initiatives will be unveiled at an information night on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 pm. Parents and teens are welcome.

Meet the staff, tour the Eclipse Teen Center, enjoy refreshments and learn about all of the new opportunities the club has to offer.

The new programs include: Gametech, Smart Girls, Robo Tech, Career Launch and the Junior Chef program.

The focus of these programs is to provide curriculum and activities that teach members skills to help them advance their academic success and to be adequately prepared to enter the workforce. For example, the Club Tech program alone offers more than 20 curricula, resources and training experiences to enhance learning and skill development in areas such as basic software skills, networking, movie production, robotics, game design and provide staff training.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem will host a series of one-hour Career Launch sessions in the Eclipse Teen Center with guest speakers from every imaginable vocation. A complete schedule is available on the club website, salembgc.org. The series begins in January with speakers on Jan. 14 and 28, Feb. 4, 11 and 18, March 4, 11, 18 and 25. Pre-registration is not necessary.

­­“The club’s vision is to inspire and motivate youth through diverse, exciting and fun programs, exposing them to the limitless opportunities that await them,” said executive director Michael Centor.

The annual Club membership fee is just $30 (with scholarships available). All program registration rates and information is available on the club website at salembgc.org. The Boys & Girls Club is located at 3 Geremonty Drive. Call 898-7709.

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