The new space totals in 2,600-sq.-ft., a far cry from the size of the club’s previous location, which was just roughly 900-sq.-ft. according to Palermo.
“The old space was next to nothing, we needed to move to a bigger place,” he said.
Palermo, who spent time in a Boys and Girls Club when he was a child, listed a number of features that are now possible in the new building for children in the Junction, including, a brand new computer room, a games room, a quiet area, a kitchen and a library.
“These things would not be able to happen in the old location,” said Palermo.
Sandra Morris, Boys and Girls Club Regional Director, said it’s been known for a long time that there are young people in the Junction Triangle who want the same kind of access to what the Boys and Girls Club has to offer at an adequate facility. Since the Boys and Girls Club in its entirety is “changing in so many ways,” she said and with this new, two-storey location, children can experience youth engagement to the fullest.
The club’s hours of operations are, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
For more information contact program director, Tony Palermo at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://dovercourtkids.com