*PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT YET HAVE AN APPLICATION OPEN FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR. We will open the ’21-’22 School Year application late summer. The BGCB School year program operates on a first-come-first-serve basis, so please check back the first week of August for more information.*
About Club+ During the 2020-2021 School Year
Club+ filled the gaps created by COVID-19 for the most vulnerable youth in our community by: (1) increasing service hours due to school closures/partial schedules, (2) providing support for comprehensive distance learning, (3) ensuring food security, and (4) building social-emotional skills. BGCB provided tutoring and homework help so youth could close learning gaps and stay on track academically. BGCB was able to support distance learning through a robust partnership with the school district, and ensuring broadband access and technology.
Through generous support from our donors, we provided scholarships to 90% of the youth in our 2020-2021 School Year Program. We had great success in mitigating childhood traumas by helping children build a toolkit of attributes and experiences to increase skills for responding to adversity with resilience. Each of our Club programs and services promote and enhance childhood development by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
In order to run the past 2020-2021 School Year Program, BGC operated as an Emergency Child Care provider with limited cohort sizes. This meant that we could no longer accommodate the flexible model where families send their children on a drop in basis. Capacity has been limited since re-opening, so the expectation is that Club members attend over 50% of the time so that we can maximize our services for those who need regular care. Granted, we understand that there will be occasional absences for various reasons.
Health & Safety
BGCB adheres to guidelines specifically designed for early learning and childcare by the Oregon Health Authority. Parents and caregivers received a copy of COVID Prevention Protocol (BGCB) for Reopening 1.4.2021 and COVID Prevention Updates for Parents, which provided detail procedures for the following:
- Drop-Off & Pick-Up
- Daily Health Check
- Group Size & Stable Groups – group sizes are limited at 20 with staff ratio minimums of 1:15
- Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for Children and Adults – face coverings will be required for all
- Handwashing & General Hygiene
- Cleaning & Sanitization
- Responding to Possible and Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
Parents & caregivers were also required to sign a copy of Boys & Girls Club of Bend COVID-19 Parent Waiver.