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Boys & Girls Club looking for site supervisor
Methodist Church donates $338 to organization

Phoenix Lane shoots some pool during the open house and registration event of the Chino Valley Teen Center Thursday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

Phoenix Lane shoots some pool during the open house and registration event of the Chino Valley Teen Center Thursday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

As the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona looks for a new site supervisor for its Chino Valley Teen Center, the Chino Valley United Methodist Church donated $338 to the organization Wednesday, March 11.

“It’s one of our monthly love offerings that we’ve designated for local organizations,” said Missionary Team Leader Sandy Jones, noting that the church is focusing on youth, the elderly and first responders for 2020.

“Just local organizations that we think are near and dear to a lot of people’s hearts.”

Not only is it looking for a new site supervisor but director of club operations, Charlie Tardibuono, said the Boys & Girls Club is working with the schools and some other organizations to kick off its summer programs.

They are also trying to get a school program in place, something that was offered by the district. They’ve met with Assistant Superintendent Cindy Daniels and Heritage Middle School Principal Julie Bryce to figure that out, Tardibuono added.

“We’re doing everything we can to be very active,” he said. “It’s tough out here.”

Another organization that reached out to help out the Boys & Girls Club is Crooked Canes Art & More, Tardibuono said. It’s all hands on deck to try and get the kids engaged.

However, the key for all of that will be transportation, Tardibuono said. The Boys & Girls Club is looking at setting up a bus schedule for the summer programs to make it easier for the kids to get to the Teen Center.

What the money donated by the church could be used for is to help pay for transportation, Tardibuono said.

The Boys & Girls Club does have a bus but seats only 12 people, he said. There have been meetings with the Chino Valley Unified School District’s transportation department and Yavapai Regional Transit are also interested in how to get kids to the Teen Center.

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