The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield will be kicking their health and fitness program up a notch or two thanks to a grant that the club recently received from the U.S. Department of Education.
The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has been awarded a Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant of $374,000 from the U.S. Department of Education. The award, which will be distributed over the next three years, will fund a new physical education program and instruction on healthy eating and good nutrition. The U.S. Department of Education gave out $26.5 million in awards to more than 73 public schools and community-based organizations in 25 states to initiate, expand and improve physical education programs for students in grades K-12.
The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield intends to use a portion of the grant in the purchase of interactive multi-media equipment that will be used to engage club members in specially designed activities that will advance their physical well being and teach them better nutritional habits.
The club will also look to collaborate with local schools in the development of various physical fitness programs.
“This grant provides us with a great opportunity to collaborate with the Marshfield Public School system and advance our mission. The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has been doing some amazing things over the past five years for members and being awarded this highly competitive grant is a terrific achievement,” explained Greg Jackson, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club in Marshfield.
He continued, “While we take pause in celebrating the grant, we must remain focused on the Capital Campaign and other fundraising efforts to ensure a brighter future for the children of Marshfield.”
About the Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield’s purpose is to establish a safe haven for recreation and fun, which includes a variety of supervised activities for the 1,100 current members and is available to youth (between the ages of 6 to 18 years old) within the town and surrounding communities. The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has five Core Areas: Character and Leadership; Education and Career; Health, Sport Fitness Recreation and Life Skills; The Arts; and Technology. These Core Areas serve as the foundation for all programming.
As a privately-funded, non-profit organization, the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield relies tremendously on the generous philanthropic support of individuals. Financial gifts assist in providing the financial strength necessary to continue the club’s mission “to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens, as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders.”
For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, please contact (781) 834-CLUB (2582) or visit the club in Library Plaza or the website at MarshfieldBoysAndGirlsClub.com. The club’s mailing address is P.O. Box 311, Marshfield, MA 02050.