West Springfield Boys & Girls Club’s brand new Saturday Programs are up and running! These include a “Slime Time” Enrichment Club where members can come learn the science behind slime, “Club Sports Academy,” where members can try out a new sport every Saturday, and “Little Kickers” Soccer Clinic for preschoolers

West Springfield Boys & Girls Club offers a variety of Enrichment Club sessions throughout the year, each of which offers a unique opportunity for members and non-members to learn new crafts, participate in science experiments, make new friends and create lifelong memories. “Slime Time” Saturdays at the Club will run from January 13th to February 10th, with Grades 1-2 meeting from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and grades 3-5 meeting from 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM. Members of the Enrichment Club are getting to experiment with slime, learn the science behind it, and have something new and fun to try out every weekend

Out of these new programs, Asst. Youth Program Director Mackenzie LaRochelle is most excited for the “Club Sports Academy,” sessions that began on Saturday, January 27th and will run through March 2nd. Each week is an introduction to a new sport, beginning with Floor Hockey and including Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, and Ninja Warrior. “I’m excited for the kids to try out sports they might not normally play otherwise,” said LaRochelle. “They’ll be introduced to new things, and might end up discovering one they love.” “Club Sports Academy” for 1st and 2nd grades meets from 10:00 – 10:45 AM, and 3rd through 5th grades meet from 11:00 – 11:45 AM. Mackenzie is also running the “Little Kickers” Soccer Clinic for ages 3-5, which began on January 27th and will continue for five Saturdays from 9:00 – 9:45 AM.

These Saturday programs are only the beginning of what the Club has to offer in 2024. Stay tuned for more Enrichment Clubs, Ninja warrior, and more! Each of these programs furthers the Club’s mission of providing all youth with the support they need to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Check out some photos of our new Saturday Programs below!