Day for Kids

Day for Kids

    Unlike many other countries, America does not have an official day to celebrate its children. Boys & Girls Clubs of America, along with the support of other leading youth-serving organizations, is working to change that by establishing a day in September each year as Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids.

     Created as a day to foster relationships between adults and children, the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids is to establish a day to celebrate and honor American children through the gift of meaningful time. Research shows that when adults spend meaningful time with kids it helps them develop a positive self-image and a sense of belonging, usefulness and purpose. Now, more than ever, BGC Day for Kids provides adults and kids an opportunity to take a break from their busy lives and celebrate the wonder of life and the fulfillment of spending time together.

     Boys & Girls Clubs of America hopes to make BGC Day for Kids a permanent part of our national culture. Soon we hope the month of September not only recalls the full swing of the fall and back-to-school season, but also BGC Day for Kids, the day we devote our hearts and our minds to our children as a nation.
    
     In September, the Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville and Greene County hosts the "Greeneville & Greene County Day for Kids," which is intended to be a family event.  It is held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Hardin Park. Admission is free. Main activities will include inflatable rides for the children and other activities sponsored by Grand Rental Station and the Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville & Greene County. Helping to Sponsor the event this year will be the Youth Builders, Grand Rental Station, the Greeneville Parks & Recreation and the Boys & Girls Club - host of the annual event.

     The activities will include  an Octabounce, a choo-choo train tunnel and bouncer, a hooley ball shootout, inflatable t-ball game, an obstacle course and super slide, a basketball equalizer game, a dunking booth and other inflatables. There will also be face-painting and skills games. Police cars, firetrucks and other emergency vehicles will be there for children to view as well as the Big Dawg from radio station WIKQ. There will be food booths, as well as other booths for youth-oriented agencies such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other groups.   


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