Baton Rouge boys and girls club finds way to connect with students during COVID-19 outbreak

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The boys and girls club is finding new way to bring fun into the homes of their members.

Before the COVID-19 outbreak the staff would see students every week, mentoring them and coming up with cool ways to keep them engaged. Now they have come up with another way to get the job done.

“On our Facebook we go live, and we do different activities with our virtual members that we would on our after school and summer program,” Takara Abuwi, Director of Program Operations, said. 

So as soon as the clock strikes 3pm the magic starts. 

The crew broadcasts daily activities on Facebook live for all children to participate. Students do fun activities like making a volcano explosion.

We’re very passionate about serving our youth and I really hope they’re watching and tuning into our programming,” Jelisa Burney said.   

But leaders say the new changes come with new challenges.

The challenge is still reaching all of our members. Some of them don’t have access to Facebook live and then we really miss being with the students.

Organizers are doing everything they can to help their students have some fun and learn something new.

“It’s more than just sitting behind a screen it’s activities that the students can actually do,” Abuwi said.

Every day the Facebook live ends with the same message, to wash your hands and be safe. To find out more about the boys and girls club visit their website: https://www.brclubs.org/who-we-are/

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