Since 2020, the Boys & Girls Club (BGC) has been building a presence here in Jennings County aimed at aiding the students of all ages from the local schools.

A major victory in this endeavor came to fruition Tuesday, January 4 with the official opening of the BGC Clubhouse in Country Squire Lakes.

In the words of Executive Director Ryon Wheeler, it was a “soft opening” with just 21 kids from Sand Creek and Scipio elementary schools.

“We’re working out the kinks and the bus situation before opening up to other schools,” said Wheeler, but they hope to serve upwards of 50-75 children a day.

The clubhouse is fittingly located in the CSL clubhouse on Country Manor Street, equipped with enough space for a game room, cafeteria/gym, cubby storage space and a field outside for outdoor recreation during the warmer months.

Students will be treated to a snack everyday and have the opportunity to play games, work on homework or receive tutoring. Children who came to the clubhouse on Tuesday got a special visit from Bo the therapy dog, who typically makes visits to the Seymour clubhouse.

Open enrollment for the new clubhouse will start Monday, January 10. Those students will be able to start the week of January 17.

For questions, call Director of Impact, Amanda Williams, at 812-522-2434 or email amanda@bgcsey.org.