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THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

“The Boys & Girls Club mission is “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” We achieve this goal through targeted programming and structure. We strive to promote Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.  Our staff are licensed through the State of Texas and are CPR and First Aid certified. Our staff work to create fun and engaging activities that spark imagination, curiosity and interest. We want to inspire and encourage your kids to “BE GREAT”.

For more information on The Boys & Girls Club programs, Scholarships opportunities or on how to enroll your child/children, please contact us:

  • BGC Director Deanna Blevins

    830-315-5768

  • Assistant Director Elaina Beard

    830-315-5795

After School Program

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club offers a safe and fun environment for youth after school! We offer specialized Boys & Girls Club programs in a variety of areas including; Power Hour(Homework Assistance), Club 3:16, Naturalist Club, Triple Play, School of Performing Arts, SONday’s Cool, Passport to Manhood, Smart Girls, Torch Club and Arts & Crafts. Members will rotate to different program areas, with their age specific groups, throughout their time at the Club.

August 19-May 29 (waiting list may be in effect)

Days & Times: Monday-Friday – Drop Off 3-6:30 pm

(Local Elementary Schools Buses drop off @ Kroc, Pick up from Ingram Elementary, BT Wilson and Peterson Middle School)

Fee: $40 Registration Fee to secure child’s spot

$125 per month per child

YADI

The Salvation Army and the Search Institute have a partnership known as the Youth Asset Development Initiative (YADI). Each month the Kroc Center will focus on one special asset with the Boys & Girls Club members. The Asset will be taught in all of the existing programs through art, interactive games/ activities and guest speakers.

40 Developmental Assets (5-9 years old)

40 Developmental Assets (8-12 years old)

2020 Y.A.D.I ASSETS

January– HIGH EXPECTATIONS

#16. Parent(s) and teachers expect the child to do her or his best at school and in other activities.

February– INTERPERSONAL COMPTETENCE

#33. Child cares about and is affected by other people’s feelings, enjoys making friends, and when frustrated or angry, tries to calm her or himself.

March– SAFETY

#10. Child feels safe at home, at school, and in his or her neighborhood.

APRIL– INTEGRITY

#28. Parent(s) tell the child it is important to stand up for one’s beliefs.  &

RESPONSIBILITY

#30. Parent(s) tell the child it is important to accept personal responsibility for behavior.

MAY– TIME AT HOME

#20. Child spends some time most days both in high-quality interaction with parents and doing things at home other than watching TV or playing video games.

JUNE– RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY

#19. Child attends religious programs or services one or more times per week.

JULY– READING FOR PLEASURE

#25. Child enjoys and engages in reading for fun most days of the week.

AUGUST– ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION

#21. Child is motivated and strives to do well in school.

SEPTEMBER– RESISTANCE SKILLS

#35. Child can stay away from people who are likely to get her or him in trouble and is able to say no to doing wrong dangerous things.

OCTOBER– SENSE OF PURPOSE

#39. Child sometimes thinks about what life means and whether there is a purpose for her or his life. &

POSITIVE VIEW OF PERSONAL FUTURE

#40. Child is optimistic about her or his personal future.

NOVEMBER– OTHER ADULT RELATIONSHIPS

#3. Child receives support from adults other than her or his parent(s).

DECEMBER– SERVICE TO OTHERS

#9. Child has opportunities to help others in the community.

  • SPRING BREAK CAMP

    All of the benefits of our Boys & Girls Club in a Day Camp! Breakfast, Lunch and Snack provided as well as swimming and a field trip!

    Dates: Monday – Friday, March 16-20, 7:30 am-6:30 pm
    Fees: $30 registration for New/Inactive Members ($40 late registration after February 21)
    $100 per child

    Registration: February 18-21, 3-6:30pm
    (Registration will take place at Boys & Girls Club Front Desk)

  • FALL CAMP

    All of the benefits of our Boys & Girls Club in a Day Camp! Breakfast, Lunch and Snack provided as well as swimming and a field trip!

    Dates: Monday – Wednesday, November 25-27: 7:30 am-6:30 pm

    Fees: $30 registration per child to secure spot (New/Inactive BGC Members);  $40 late registration fee per child if you register after registration dates
    $60 per child

    Registration: November 4-8, 3-6pm (Registration will take place at Boys & Girls Club Desk)

  • WINTER CAMP

    All of the benefits of our Boys & Girls Club in a Day Camp! Breakfast, Lunch and Snack provided as well as swimming and a field trip!

    Dates: Week 1:  Thursday & Friday, December 26-27, 7:30-6:30pm
                  Week 2:  Thursday & Friday, January 2-3, 7:30-6:30pm

    Registration Fees: $30 registration per child to secure spot (New/Inactive BGC Members);  $40 late registration fee per child if you register after registration dates
    $50 per child per week

    Registration: December 2-6, 3-6pm (Registration will take place at Boys & Girls Club Desk)

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  • Club 3:16

    Club 3:16 is Bible-based curriculum similar to scouting. The children learn life skills and character building through life lessons and activities earning badges upon completion.
    Days & Times: Tuesdays, 4-5 pm
    If interested in your child attending and they are not in Boys & Girls Club contact: Amanda Johns at 830-315-5771

  • Smart Girls

    SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls. Through dynamic sessions, participatory activities, and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
    BGC girl members 8-12  Members meet for one hour, once a week!

  • Passport to Manhood

    Passport to Manhood represents a targeted effort to engage young boys in discussions and activities that reinforce character, leadership and positive behavior. It also includes a service project where boys learn the importance of giving back to the community.
    BGC boy members 8-12  Members meet for one hour, once a week!

  • TORCH CLUB

    Torch Club is the “student council” of our BGC.  It helps to meet the special character-development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life, giving them a firm foundation of good character, leadership and integrity.  Torch Club members elect officers and work together to implement projects in the four focus areas:  service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation.
    BGC boys & girls, 10-12  Members meet for one hour, once a week!

  • CUB SCOUTS

    The Salvation Army’s Cub Scout pack is available to boys grades 1-5. Cub Scouts, a component of Boy Scouts of America teaches young men to be respectful, responsible and to always do their best at everything they do. Meetings are hosted weekly at the Kroc Center.
    Fee: $12 initial fee w/additional materials and/or activity fees
    Days & Times: 6:30-7:30 pm every Tuesday

  • TWEEN Lounge

    Is your kiddo a little too old for Child Watch or too young for Teen Lounge? We’ve got you covered! Parents can utilize the Tween Lounge for a max of 2 hours while tweens, ages 6-12, are fully supervised. Tween Lounge offers: Video Games, Art Projects, Foosball, Air Hockey and an array of games for your Tween to engage in. We ensure your kids are in a safe and happy place while you get in a great workout.

    Days & Times: During School Year-  Monday-Thursday, 4-8 pm; Saturdays-8 am-12 pm

    Summer-  Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am-1 pm & 4-8 pm; Friday-9:30 am-1 pm; Saturdays-8 am-12 pm

  • TEEN Lounge

    The Teen Lounge is a great place for teens, ages 13-17. Members participate in civic engagements, leadership opportunities, prevention programming, homework assistance, tournaments and also just have a fun place to hang out. The Teen room is equipped with a Pool Table, WiFi, Foosball Table, Ping Pong Table, XBOX Kinect, Big Screen TV, Two Computers (monitored use), Books and Games. Our Lounge is also always supervised by an adult.

    Days & Times: During School Year-  Monday & Wednesday, 4-6 pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 4-8 pm; Fridays, 4-6 pm (During football season, CLOSED for home games!)
    Summer-  Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1-6 pm

  • Summer Teen Academy

    The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club is offering a Summer Teen Academy that promotes life skills, prevention programming, and college and career preparation. This program is scheduled to include college campus tours, how to apply for college, leadership training, how to interview for a job, as well as tasks like how to change a flat tire! This program will offer guest speakers and much more.
    Ages: 13-17
    Registration: April 23-26 (Applications may be picked up any time from Kroc front desk)
    Fee: $10 registration fee (additional expenses may be needed for field trips but you will be notified in advance) Lunch will be provided at noon each day.
    Days & Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 am-4 pm

  • Junior Staff

    If you are between the ages of 13-17, and enjoy being a positive peer and working with youth ages 5-12, consider applying for Junior Staff. The position is a Summer of service working with the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club staff, also allowing the teens to receive LOTS of community service hours. Through participation in Jr. Staff, teens will develop interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and a sense of community engagement while experiencing on-the-job club work shadowing and assisting current staff. They will join members for swimming and field trips as well!
    Application pick up dates: April 23-26
    Application due: May 1
    Interviews will be held: May 8
    Days & Times: Monday-Friday,

KROC SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Designed for 3rd-6th grade students and geared to get students fluent in reading and performing music. Each student will have the option of taking two instrumental classes for one low price. All students will be encouraged to participate in online theory showdown to help them quickly develop music reading skills. The program will end with a final showcase featuring all students and classes.

  • Contact

    Call  830-315-5762  for more information.

  • PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

    Piano, Guitar, Drums and Vocal
    Scheduled at instructor/student’s convenience

    30-45 minute lessons

    Starts September 9

    Registration Fees:  $25 per lesson for Kroc and BGC Members; $30 per lesson for Nonmembers

    Ages:  3rd Grade+; including Adults

    Contact (830) 315-5762 to schedule and for more information.

  • KROC SCHOOL OF MUSIC

    Piano, Guitar & Drums

    14 Weeks, 45 minute lessons

    Starting September 9, Mondays & Tuesdays; classes held between 4-6pm

    Registration Fees:  $35 for Kroc & BGC Members; $45 for Nonmembers

    Ages:  Youth, 3rd Grade+

  • PERCUSSION

    A fun class designed to help develop great rhythm and pulse to assist in learning piano/ guitar.
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  • PIANO

    Students will learn the basics of musical notations and chords while following a fun curriculum designed to get them reading and performing music fast!
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  • GUITAR

    Students will learn the basics of reading music of various styles on the guitar and start to explore other instruments in the guitar family.
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  • KERRVILLE COMMUNITY JAZZ BAND

    Come be a part of our Band! The Kerrville Community Jazz band plays swing, funk, rock, and everything in between. It meets weekly on Saturday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm and is free for all participants.

    We are seeking talented musicians 15+ with experience reading music and playing in ensembles.
    For more info contact Jeff Crabtree (830) 315-5770 Jeffrey.crabtree@uss.salvationarmy.org OR  Roxannie Vickers ROXANNE.VICKERS@KERRVILLEISD.NET