IU Health Tipton Hospital recently made a $20,000 donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Tipton County. The donation will be used to support the organization’s ongoing activities and healthy lifestyle initiatives for area children who are members. The Club’s mission and programs align with IU Health’s mission of improving the health of the community.
“We are pleased to support the Boys & Girls Club and the structured and safe environment they provide to the youth in the community”, stated Michael Harlowe, president & CEO of IU Health Tipton Hospital.
Continuing to build on the partnership between the hospital and the Boys and Girls Club we will be introducing health programs and activities in 2019. Team members from the hospital will be present at the club to offer programs and activities surrounding nutrition and healthy snacks, medication safety, exercise, health careers, drug abuse & mental health, etc.
Through September of 2018, the Club has served 400 registered members. Of those 400 members, 190 members participated in summer programming at the Club. A new focus for the organization in 2018 is Community outreach. The Club has served over 500 youth through special programs and services since January of 2018. The Club has seen a growth in the number of teens attending. There are over 60 registered members in grades 6 – 12. Over the course of the membership year all Club members are provided with programs and opportunities that focus on Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles.
“The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Tipton County is ‘To enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, productive, responsible citizens.’ The Boys & Girls Club of Tipton County is mission focused and works very hard to fulfill the mission in the life of every youth they serve, be it through a Club membership or through community outreach programs” stated Amanda Mendenhall, the Club’s Executive Director.
The Boys and Girls Club is currently registering new members for the 2018-2019 membership year. If you are interested in learning more about the programs and services provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Tipton County, please contact the Boys and Girls Club at 765.675.9362 or visit their website www.bgctipton.org.