The Nantucket Boys & Girls Club strives to help our Island’s youth become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations, and promote future career success. Their learning center is dedicated to helping members improve their study habits, do well in school, and make good life choices. The “POWER HOUR” program offers members after-school homework help and tutoring. Today we feature “American Power Hour,” a program made possible through a grant from the Nantucket Fund™.
About 40 students, the majority first to fifth graders, filter through the program on a regular basis. Danny Kurash, who leads the “Power Hour,” has volunteers from the community helping out. The children benefit from the assistance and parents appreciate the extra help with school work.
We heard from parents TJ and Jaimee Lavin whose son Andrew participates in the after-school program.
“We love the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club and their “Power Hour” program because it allows our son, Andrew, to complete homework or read a book in a quiet, supervised atmosphere. Danny has been an important part of Andrew’s after school routine, helping him with any homework questions that he may have. Having the “Power Hour” program allows Andrew to complete his homework and then be able to participate in other club activities like sports or in the computer lab. The program eliminates fighting over homework in the evening and allows us to have more family time.”
Executive Director of the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Phyllis McInerney, encourages anyone to stop by and see the program. Volunteers are always appreciated to help these children reach their full potential in and out of the classroom.
We love seeing our Nantucket Fund™ dollars at work and hearing how it directly benefits our Island’s children and families. Want to help nonprofits like The Nantucket Boys & Girls Club continue their important efforts for our Island? Make a gift that benefits all of Nantucket today.