Boys and Girls Club making adjustments to 2020 Summer plans

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(ALBANY, GA) – With the Summer season officially in full swing, the Boys and Girls Club of Albany is working to have kids in Albany back together for summer programs.

While keeping them safe of course.

“It’s important for us obviously that all young people in the community and the communities that we serve are safe, connected and engaged. So we want to make sure they’re not onlu physically safe, but emotionally saf,” says Boys and Girls Club CEO, Marvin Laster.

The Boys and Girls Club has started taking some of their Summer programs online for kids, other aspects of their summer programs like the pools and eight week program have had to be canceled for safety reasons.

Laster tells us, “While we feel confident that we could meet most of the guidelines that were put out there, and satisfy those things, we’re unsure of the quality or experience that young people will be able to have.”

Even as they try to prepare for a Salvaged Summer season for the kids, they’re waiting on approval from the city and Dougherty County, but they also want to get approval for their own internal guidelines.

Laster says, “Our ability to execute on one of those three options really depended on whether we could satisfy some internal triggers we set for ourselves that includes what were the local, state and federal mandates, and the safety guidelines that were provided.”

Laster says that they hope to start the programs by the middle of June.

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