we heard from Jill Cochran of the Boys and Girls Club of ClermontCounty. They began their first club in 1996 in the village of New
Richmond and serve students ages 6-18. Since then the truancy rate
has dropped from 86 or so kids to around 23. Statistically, the hours
of 3-7pm have the highest rates of teen crime, teen pregnancy and
other juvenile issues.
focuses of the Boys and Girls club are education, leadership &
healthy lifestyles. They have a 97 graduation rate and even take
students on college visits. The cost is only $5 per student per year.
Employees are staffed at a rate of 20 to 1. 90% of their budget is
raised on their own.
support is essential to the success of the Boys and Girls club. It is
important to them to partner with many groups to do county wide and
community efforts. Their facilities are opened for other
organizations to use such as the Clermont County Knothole Umpire
training school which gives summer jobs to youth. The club also
offers some after school work in Felicity and hold a summer program
in Goshen. The newest project is to establish a club in Mt. Carmel.
The old “gentlemen's club” will become a Boys and Girls Club!
This has been a partnership with the Union Township Police
week we will hear about our annual golf outing to be held June 19.
we heard from Vic Kubic who is operations manager for the United
Church of God. Their offices are located in Park 50 in Milford, they
produce a television program, publish a magazine called “Good News
Magazine” and are currently conducting “Kingdom of God Seminars.
He and his wife also work with www.Lifenets.org which does work in
Eastern Europe, Latin America and other countries.
shared about his journey to Africa. He reports there is an immense
amount of activity in Africa these days. Even more interesting is
that over 1/3 of his flight were folks from China. His organizations
give a “hand up” to people in Africa and help them obtain
educational and career opportunities.
used to be one of the most desirable areas in the world to live but
has been ripped apart by wars. From a distance, the country appears
very striking and gives off glimpses of what it used to be. Up close,
however, it is decaying. On additional note, the U.S. Dollar is now
week we will hear from Chris Bortz of Towne Properties who will speak
on their Kent Rd Project.