Washougal Councilwoman Joyce Lindsay seeks local participants

Boys and Girls Club exploratory committee proposed

Boys and Girls Club exploratory committee proposed

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Councilwoman Joyce Lindsay

Washougal City Councilwoman Joyce Lindsay wants to form an exploratory advisory committee, that would look into the possibility of bringing a Boys and Girls Club to Washougal.

She mentioned her intent during the Aug. 27 City Council workshop.

Lindsay has communicated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington. She said the organization could provide opportunities for youth, as well as affordable daycare.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington website states that it seeks to provide a positive environment, quality programs and lifelong learning skills for all school age youth in Vancouver and its surrounding areas, with special concern for those coming from disadvantaged circumstances.

“Instead of walking the streets or being home alone, youth come to the club where trained professionals provide: a safe environment for kids to have fun and be themselves; constructive programs that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits; and supportive relationships that help build young people’s self-esteem,” the site states.

The Jack, Will & Rob Boys and Girls Club, located at 2401 N.E. Ione St., Camas, is operated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Portland Metropolitan Area.

For more information about the exploratory committee, contact Lindsay at 977-5409 or jlindsay@ci.washougal.wa.us.