TU Social Work students help celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week
Thomas University Social Work students collaborated with the Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Georgia to celebrate National Boys Girls Club Week held April 7-13. During the week club participants enjoyed a variety of activities related to the theme “Be the Change.” Activities focused on enlightening youth to the positive side of change whether in choosing healthy snacks or learning the fundamentals of a sport.
Keith Thomas, the Social Work student group’s spokesperson, also enlisted the support of other students from the Division of Nursing Department, the basketball and soccer teams. TU students along with the staff of the Boys & Girls club celebrated a full week of activities that included soccer clinics for both boys and girls; Healthy Talk Sessions stressing the importance of healthy eating habits; a Child Safety Fair that provided club members with information about SAFE choices. The week culminated with a Fun Day filled with activities including face painting, balloon races, popcorn and cotton candy.
Participants from the Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Club enjoyed working with members of the Night Hawks Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams during afternoon workshops on the Thomas University Soccer Field.
During the Fun Day, Boys & Girls Club participants enjoyed face painting along with balloon races, popcorn and cotton candy.
Thomas University Social Work students collaborated with the Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Club to create activities for participants to celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week.