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Natives in the Spotlight: Boys and Girls Club Native Services


(Photo: courtesy Native Services Boys and Girls Club of America)

The Native Services arm of the Boys & Girls Club of America is rethinking how it's reaching out to help young people so they, in turn, can help out in their communities. Ordinarily they promote healthy choices, support students and provide programs to help youth succeed. Since so many of their efforts rely on in-person group programs, organizers are restructuring to reach young people virtually to also reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Native Services has about a dozen chapters nationwide that offer culturally-appropriate programs that build social, emotional, intellectual and physical capacity in the communities they serve.


Carla Knapp (From the Penobscot Indian nation) – national vice president of Native Services for the Boys & Girls Club of America


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