Heights Youth Club is a safe haven after school

What are your children doing after school? If you worry about them being home alone or hanging out with the wrong crowd, the Heights Youth Club on Lee Road can end those concerns.

The club offers a positive and safe environment for youth ages 6-18 where they can do their homework with the help of tutors, participate in daily games and contests and nurture their creative side.

The club also offers teen-specific programming, such as setting goals for jobs and careers, and just relaxing in a teen-designated lounge area. Club members love the place.

As one teen said, "When I think of the Heights Youth Club, I think of a positive place for kids. If this club wasn’t open, I would probably be hanging around the wrong people, which can get you into a whole lot of trouble. This club and the people here make me feel safe. I love this place. I can meet new people, have fun, learn new things and just be a kid. Instead of just having one staff member here to inspire me, I have many. It is important to have positive influences in your life because they can help you to be in a better situation then what you may be in now."

Despite the current national and local economic woes, the club is offering a quality program for only $10 a year. That is not a typo! For just $10 a year, your child can participate in as many or as few programs and he or she would like. Also included in that price is one full hot meal every day. Not only will your child be in a safe and nurturing environment, learning and having fun, but he or she will also receive a full meal every day.

To become a member of the club, fill out an application and pay the membership fee. The club meets during after-school hours, Monday-Friday from 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Still not sure? Take advantage of the free tours of the facility. To arrange for a tour, call ahead to make sure someone is available to show you around. The Heights Youth Club is located at 2065 Lee Road, on the corner of Lee and Washington, next to the Heights Football Field. If you have any questions, call the club at 216-321-CLUB or http://heightsyouthclub.org. Come check it out!

Jeff Haynes is the Heights Youth Club's assistant director. 

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Volume 2, Issue 9, Posted 4:15 PM, 08.18.2009