furnish the youth lounge at the new Boys & Girls Club of Cornwall/SDG!Boys & Girls Club of Cornwall/SDG


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  • To provide a safe, supervised and fun environment for youth
  • To have a space that enriches the lives of youth in our community
  • To provide positive role models that demonstrate healthy lifestyles
  • To serve hundreds of youth in the Cornwall/SDG area


Two years ago, the Boys & Girls Club of Cornwall/SDG acquired a large run-down historical building. This site was chosen for a new Boys & Girls Club because of its location in the city-centre. Since then volunteers, board members, and community members have worked to get the building restored and up to code. Our new Clubhouse is scheduled to open in early 2011. The space is currently a blank canvas with no funiture or decor.  A huge obstacle we need to overcome before we can open is to furnish the section that will be used for the youth drop in center. We will provide fun and exciting activities for teens aged 13 to 18, but first we need furnishings to make them feel welcome, safe and comfortable. We need to make it "A Good Place to Be!"



Community Benefit

Hundreds of youth will be able to have a safe and inviting environment to spend their time. There are not many places in our community for youth to congregate and truly be youth. This is a space where they can express themselves and develop lasting meaningful relationships with their peers and mentors. Through positive role models and educated staff, we hope to empower our youth in Cornwall/SDG. Our Clubhouse is located within a high risk area where there is a lack of services for youth. We are proactive, not reactive, to positive change and want the best for our community. Our Clubhouse will be a "A Good Place To Be!"

How will the $10K be used?

Budget Notes: Once we open our doors to youth, staff will be needed to supervise and facilitate the programs. We have access to another stream of funding to actually run our programs (staff salaries, program supplies, food). The teen lounge already has a fresh coat of paint and new flooring.
$ 3,500 Pool Table, Foosball, Air Hockey ect
$ 2,500 Electronics (TV, Wii, stereo)
$ 4,000 Furniture (couches, chairs, lighting)

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