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St. Charles, Missouri, August 1, 2022 – In partnership with the Wright City R-II School District, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County will launch an after-school program at West Elementary to directly serve more students at East Elementary and West Elementary.

The After School Program will run Monday through Friday of each week, immediately following dismissal. Membership is required for students to participate. The new unit will serve elementary-age children in grades K-5. Annual membership remains only $25.00 for the entire school year, a significant reduction in cost for families in Wright City.

The school-based unit expansion has been a part of BGCSTC’s strategic vision for some time. Club CEO, Karen Englert said, “I truly believe that a Club presence can and will change the trajectory of people's lives. Transportation is a barrier to service. We have eliminated that. Cost is a barrier to service. We have eliminated that."

As a leading youth organization dedicated to meeting kids right where they are, the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County is committed to helping kids thrive as they head back to school this year. From providing academic support and homework help to social-emotional wellness tools and resources Clubs provide new opportunities for young people.

“We are excited about the opportunity to serve more children in our community and appreciate the collaboration and support from the Wright City R-II School District and School Board. The Wright City team has been exceptional to work with and we are proud to serve a new district and community,” continued Englert.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County

For over 65 years, Boys & Girls Clubs have been providing a world-class Club Experience to youth ages 6-18 years in St. Charles County. Youth Programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County provide a safe and welcoming environment for children and teens to enrich their lives. Each program is designed to encourage Club Members to realize a wide variety of positive outcomes in life. The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Learn more at

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