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Offering Dinner to Kids

Posted on 6/9/2020

Boys & Girls Clubs of The Northland Offering Dinner to Kids

Starting Monday evening and continuing every weekday until supplies run out, the Boys & Girls Club located in Lincoln Park will be giving out a "Grab-and-go" dinner for children who need it. 

 

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DULUTH, Minn. – The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland is doing what it can for kids in the community who are hungry.

Starting Monday evening and continuing every weekday until supplies run out, the Boys and Girls Club located in Lincoln Park will be giving out a “grab-and-go” dinner for children who need it.

Normally the Boys and Girls Club is a haven for kids who need a place to go.

Because of COVID-19, the facility is closed, however, they are offering the dinner outside of the club to children who need food.

“The whole reason we are here is to be here for the kids in this neighborhood and anyone who needs our meals and just food, in general, is a huge part of what we offer,” said Ted Hoffman, the branch director at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland.

Hoffman and other people who work at the Boys and Girls Club saw that schools were offering breakfast and lunch to kids so they wanted to make sure they were fed for dinner.

“We’re keeping people avoiding from clustering and keeping people 6 feet apart. We are going to have different stations of cones and waiting areas and have people come through one at a time,” said Hoffman.

The club will be offering the food which comes from Second Harvest or donation on weekday evenings.

For some families who do not have the means to stock up on food, they say this is a great resource.

“It shows that they care for the community and that they are out here to make sure families are well taken care of in everything that we need they help us with. They even gave us a board game something to keep the family going,” says William Nelson, who was at the club with his kids.

The dinner is served every weekday from 5-6 p.m. and is only available to children.

The Boys and Girls Clubs stresses they can only do this as long as the food last.

Anyone who would like to give to their cause can always donate here.

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Mental Health Access Program Update

Posted on 9/29/2020

Mental Health Access Program Welcomes New Social Work Interns

 

Our mental health access program is back, and better than ever this fall. While the Clubs are limited in the number of youth we can serve that hasn't changed the need and importance of this programming.

Youth Mental Health by the Numbers:

  • 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have, or will have, a serious mental illness 
  • 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14
  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24
  • Approximately 50% of students age 14 or older with a mental illness drop out of high school


We are fortunate to have two new Social Work Interns from the College of  St. Scholastica that have started this September and will be with the Clubs until Spring. Under the supervision of our two Duluth Branch Directors and our Program Supervisor, the Social Work interns will help us make sure our vulnerable youth are getting the services they need at a place they trust.

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Duluth #25 for helping to make this programming possible. We are also grateful to the College of St. Scholastica and Leslie Chaplin for their participation and guidance. 

The impact of the pandemic on our youth's mental health is significant and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland will continue to do Whatever It Takes to make a difference!

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Teach a Kid to Fish

Posted on 9/29/2020

Teach a Kid to Fish!

 

            

That is just what the great folks out a Mont du Lac did on September 23 for a group of kids from our Clubs.  The Larry and Donna Pulkrabek Foundation sponsored this fun event for the kids. They purchased fishing poles and chartered  a school bus to safely transport the kids from the three local clubs to Mont du Lac for an afternoon of fishing and enjoying the great outdoors.

The kids all had an amazing time and many fish were caught and released that day. During COVID field trips have been difficult to plan. Ensuring the safety of the youth and staff is a our number one priority. 

Thank you Larry and Donna Pulkrabek Foundation and Mont du Lac for helping to make this great day possible. Also a big thank you to the volunteers and staff that helped out. There were some big smiles and sore fingers from baiting so many hooks. 
  

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Making a Difference

Posted on 10/13/2020

Making a Difference.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland are open this fall to support our youth while they are not in school. The Clubs will be providing a lunch and a dinner daily.
The Lincoln Park Club will be serving Grab N’ Go dinners at 5:30 pm.

 

Lincoln Park Branch
2407 West Fourth Street, Duluth, MN 55806
Phone: 218-725-7706
Open for Programming: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm 
Grab and Go Meals Available: 5:30 - 6:00 pm


Dave Goldberg Family Branch
120 S. 30th Street, Duluth, MN 55806
Phone: 218-491-7025
Open for Programming: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm 


To ensure the safety of our youth and staff, the Boys & Girls Clubs uses social distancing practices.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland