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Friday, 05 September 2014 00:00

Salesian and Resurrection Church Launch Afterschool Program

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The Club has been invited by Resurrection Church and School to open a Boys and Girls Club at their parish campus in East Los Angeles. This partnership started on August 27th and will be an after school Club both for the school and community.

Resurrection Church and School is a Catholic School located on Opal Ave in the community. The grammar school has over two hundred enrolled children. The Club’s primary goal is to offer Club activities after class and assist in increasing enrollment.

Resurrection and Salesian will be co-developing programs to establish Resurrection as the Number 1 Catholic Grammar School in the Archdioceses.

Resurrection has selected the Club to develop its afterschool programs due to its total commitment to the welfare and growth of each child. The Club’s team will focus on developing educational, arts, and recreational programs as well as continuing to spread the message of Don Bosco. This is a major step for the Club and will serve as a model to other local Catholic Schools, who have already started to approach the Club to develop similar programs.

The programs are aimed at providing the kids with additional services as well as encouraging grammar school kids to enroll in Salesian High School and Ramona Convent, two outstanding community Catholic High Schools.

The Club Site, Salesian at Resurrection, is staffed by two volunteers and two Club staff members. The programs will formally begin in September. The Club has begun to receive funding for educational, creative arts, and recreational programs.

The Club continues its impact within the East Los Angeles Community with Catholic grammar school kids as well as providing an opportunity to recruit high school kids to participate as tutors, coaches, artists, and camp counselors. Salesian and Cathedral High Schools have already stepped up to help the Club by providing high school students to assist in tutoring students.

The Club’s goal is simple: spread the message of Don Bosco by actions, and the Club’s growing reputation is one of action.

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