Open House to Celebrate Afterschool Programs!

The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Girardeau, in partnership with the City of Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department, will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, October 20, 2011, from 3:30pm-5:30pm at the Shawnee Park Center.

The event is a nationwide initiative held annually to celebrate and showcase the importance of afterschool programs to our youth and communities.

New to this year's program is the addition of the Shawnee Rising Stars. An afterschool program held daily at the Shawnee Center which serves 65-75 youth. This year's event is scheduled to include guest speakers, food & beverages, and displays created by our youth.

If you have any questions regarding this year's event, please call 573-335-7141.

Located at 1913 Whitener Street, the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Girardeau has served the youth of Cape Girardeau for over 10 years. New to the Club is the partnership formed with the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department. The Club provides programs for more than 150 boys and girls in the areas of character and leadership development; educational enhancement; career preparation; health and life skills; the arts; and sports, fitness and recreation.

Those interested in helping can do so by making a tax-deductible contribution, donating supplies or scheduling a time to volunteer. Monetary donations are accepted at: Boys & Girls Club of Cape Girardeau, c/o First Missouri State Bank, #2 South Mt. Auburn Rd., Cape Girardeau, MO 63703. Please call 573-335-7141 or email for more information. Follow our news on Facebook at