Local tribe opens Boys and Girls Club in Klamath
KLAMATH, Calif. - A new branch of the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods is set to open on Wednesday, July 19 , according to the Yurok Tribe's Public Relations Manager.
The club is located at 168 Klamath Boulevard in the same building as the Yurok Youth Center.
The new facility on the Yurok Reservation was made possible by a partnership between the Yurok Tribe and the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods. The Yurok Tribe is the only tribe out of California's 109 federally recognized tribes to have an operating Boys & Girls Club.
"The Boys & Girls Club in Klamath will provide ample opportunities for youth to learn traditional skills, including basket making, drum making and other cultural crafts. The Club will also prioritize its Formula for Impact to focus on its three priority outcomes of academic success, healthy lifestyles, good character, and citizenship," said Monica Rose Interim Executive Director for the Club.
The club's soft opening is open to all from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., staff will be signing up new club members and free food will be served. The Klamath Club will be open Monday through Friday from 12 p.m, to 7 p.m. in the summer.
The Yurok Tribal Council said they are also in the works of opening another club at a different location.
"Within six to nine months we plan on opening another facility near Weitchpec," said Yurok Education Director Jim McQuillen.