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Boys & Girls Club to begin new program in Hancock

August 06, 2007

The Boys & Girls Club of Washington County will begin serving children in Hancock in the coming school year and will continue a program in Cascade, according to a press release from the organization.

Through a rural outreach initiative funded by the Washington County Community Partnership for Children & Families, children in Hancock and Cascade will have their own Boys & Girls Clubs. The club has been in Cascade for several years, according to the release.

"We are extremely excited about the opportunity to impact the lives of children in each community," said Buck Browning, director of development for the Boys & Girls Club. "We have had a great partnership with the school system and parents in Cascade for many years, and we look forward to developing the same type of collaborations in Hancock."

The Boys & Girls Club offered a computer safety program in Hancock during the last school year that was limited to one day per week, according to the release. The program, called NetSMARTZ, was supplemented with other activities, including social recreation, homework assistance and life skills.

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The Boys & Girls Club will be at Hancock Middle/Senior High School and is accepting applications for part-time staff to work in Hancock, Cascade and the clubs in Hagerstown. The Boys & Girls Club will continue operating in Cascade at the elementary school.

The Boys & Girls Club is a United Way agency and earned the Nonprofit Impact Award earlier this year from the Hagers-town-Washington County Chamber of Commerce.

For information, call the Boys & Girls Club at 301-733-5422.

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