Boys and Girls Club of Central Wyoming Has Record Summer

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Casper- (KCWY) "I know they're having a great time this summer,” said Ashley Bright the Chief Professional Officer for the Boys and Girls Club of Central Wyoming.

Kids are filling up the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming this summer, the main club in Casper alone getting over 100 new kids.

"We are celebrating 10 years in this facility, 45 years for Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming and this is a record of about 22 percent,” said Bright.

"I get at least 60 to 70 kids in this room all at once,” said Pedro Mendez the Tech Coordinator.

Staff says they are ready and willing to take more and with the brand new Lincoln Elementary being built next door plans are in place to expand with another club inside the new school.

"We have been able to increase the staff to account for the ratios and just amp up the field trips, amp up the excitement, and the dynamic programs,” said Bright.

A part of the club's "formula for impact" staff make sure kids are engaged in all aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Today's activities included a basketball camp with the Denver Nuggets and the day wouldn't be complete without a toilet paper fashion show.

"We accept any kid here you know from any situation and we try to help them out as much as possible,” said Mendez.

Mendez who now runs the clubs technology center has been coming to the club since he was a kid. He says the impacts it makes on central Wyoming’s youth are huge.

"We're just planning for that growth and just to continue to grow capacity so we can continue to serve the needs of the community,” said Bright.