Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod On- Line Programming for April 20 to April 24

Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod On- Line Programming for April 20 to April 24

The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod continues to provide live online video programming until the local schools re-open, so staff and kids can meet as usual when virtual school gets out. “Keeping kids connected emotionally and through live virtual meetings with familiar faces and routines is one way we can help them through what is a very trying time” the Boys & Girls Club says.

The Club has put together a variety of virtual programs, both live and pre-recorded, that members and other Cape children and teens can join, with at least 2 live programs available now every day.

Live programs will air at 4PM every weekday afternoon on Zoom, unless otherwise noted. Program links are available every day and a new one must be used every day to access the daily programs.

Additional programs added during the week will be shared via the Boys & Girl Club Face Book Page and by a daily email.

If you want to receive the daily emails with links to the programs for the day, please send your name and email address to: info@BoysGirlsClubCapeCod with “Daily Email” in the subject line.

The virtual Boys & Girls Club Schedule for the week of April 20 is as follows:

Monday April 20:
Work Out Challenge with Jorge – kids will take part in 6 workouts in a row; and Madden Monday for the Teens. Please note that Teens will be notified of teen programming via the Club’s Teen Instagram account. Details are below.
The Club will be running a Pre-taped Program called Motivational Monday and a Daily Fitness Challenge: Reverse Crunches.

Tuesday April 21:
Art & Music with Jen; and for the teens, NBA 2K with Mike.
The Keystone Club will also be meeting at 8:00 PM
Pre-taped Programs include Pie in the Face and the Daily Fitness Challenge:

Wednesday April 22:
Mad Libs Game with Jorge; and for the Teens, Call of Duty Warzone at 6pm.
The Pre-taped Daily Fitness Challenge is Superman

Thursday April 23
Karate/Self Defense with Lloyd, and Girl Talk with Jenn
Pre-taped Programs include the Daily Fitness Challenge: Planks; and Tik Tok Thursday for the Teens.

Friday April 24:
Making a Hover board with Scott; and for the teens, Fortnite Friday.
Pre-taped Programs are the Daily Fitness Challenge: Up Downs
And a taped reading of Call of The Wild by Scott.

Starting last week, the Club started to offer their regular free Tutoring & Homework Help with Scott again, but by appointment and online live now, to help children keep up with their homework and school assignments. “We know that becoming your kid’s teacher can be challenging so we are bringing back our tutoring and homework program live via Zoom,” said Club Executive Director Ruth Provost. “ Our education director, who is a teacher, will be available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment to give your kid a hand with the things that have you stumped!” To set up an appointment, email at Scott at SSeamans@BoysGirlsClubCapeCod.org.

Live programs for the younger children in grades 1-8 will be offered via Zoom, which in the interest of safety, allows the Club to limit contact to the group, with no private interactions between kids and staff, or each other, outside of the meeting..

The parent, not the child in grades 1-8, will be notified of the on-line link to the live program every day by 3:15 pm on the Boys & Girls Club Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BoysandGirlsClubofCapeCod/
or the link can also be emailed to the parent. All the parents need to do is click on the daily link at 4pm, or at the scheduled time, to have a child join the program.

To protect our children, the daily links will be sent to parent email addresses, The Club asks parents who would like to receive the email links to send an email to them with your name, your children(s) names, and the parent email you would like them use for the daily link. The Club’s privacy policy of not sharing that information with anyone else applies.

Otherwise, check out the Club’s Facebook page at 3:15pm for the daily link and more information on the program.

In addition to live programs, the Boys & Girls Club is posting ideas and activities for children and families on their Facebook page every day.

“Not on Facebook? Think about signing up, and then chose to have the Boys & Girls Club’s page as your only contact so you can follow along without giving up your privacy,” says Provost.

Teen Programming will be run by their teen director, Mike Landers, using the Boys & Girls Club monitored Instagram account to let teens know what programs are running, and at what times. Mike will be using the Instagram’s Direct Messages so teens can reach out to him for anything regarding game tournaments, questions, or if they just want to talk. He will be checking for messages and will get back to them as soon as possible, but in the interest of safety, all conversations will include at least three people. The Instagram account is open to all Cape teens and the link for teens is:
@theclubcapecod or https://www.instagram.com/theclubcapecod/

The Xbox account is also monitored and the teens on it will be there only with Mike’s permission. Xbox Live lets Mike have up to 2-18 teen members online at one time, depending on the game that week. All games will be on “private” settings created by Mike.

These settings only allow members of the club that add the Boys & Girls Club Xbox Gamertag (TheClubCC) so it is important that the teens send friend requests to that account to make the process easier. In games, Mike and the kids can talk to each other, but the only thing visible on their screen is the game, which Mike will be taping to share with the kids afterwards – and to let them know who wins. Prizes will be awarded for Xbox Tournaments!

Lastly the games played will be age appropriate for grades 6-12 or for grades 9-12 to play in the coming weeks. Mike will post on Instagram every week letting teens know the time and the game, and about any other upcoming programs.

In addition to live and pre-recorded programming, the Club’s teen character and leadership group, Keystone, will be meeting at their usual time virtually on Mondays at 6:30 and Torch Club for the younger children will be meeting on Thursday’s at their normal time.

The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod opened in 1999 with huge support from the community. It now serves 1,089 Cape Cod children and teens, providing homework assistance, mentoring, tutoring, drug & alcohol resistance programs, STEM programs, character & leadership programs, and classes and clubs in sports, recreation, mathematics, chess, and dozens of other subjects. 508-477-8845; Website: www.BoysGirlsClubCapeCod.org ; email: info@BoysGirlsClubCapeCod.org; Teen Instagram: @theclubcapecod or https://www.instagram.com/theclubcapecod/ ; Xbox Gamertag: TheClubCC; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoysandGirlsClubofCapeCod

Author: Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

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