CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
“First Boys & Girls Club of Norman”
Shevaun, an eight-year-old 3rd grader, spends his time after school dumpster diving with his mom to find items she can sell to fuel her drug habit. It is for Shevaun, and hundreds of kids like him, that the Center for Children and Families (CCFI) launched Norman’s first Boys and Girls Club. Oklahoma City has five clubs and Tulsa has six. Prior to this, Norman, the next largest city in Oklahoma, had ZERO clubs despite the fact that 50% of Norman Public School’s students are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program. Over 90% of the children served by Norman’s Club are from high-poverty homes.
Impact Oklahoma’s support of Norman’s first Boys and Girls Club transformed our community and the futures of thousands of children for generations to come.
Impact Oklahoma’s support will allow CCFI to transition its current afterschool program into a Boys and Girls Club in order to:
- Triple the number of children served daily – 200 children will have daily access to the club.
- Quadruple the number of low-income neighborhoods served from two to eight.
- Triple the hours each child spends in high-quality services. Time spent in services directly impacts a child’s chance for success. Children will spend 20-hours/ week at the Club (four hours per day, five days/ week) compared to six-hours/ week they currently experience.
- Double CCFI’s summer program from three to eight weeks. Children will have two months of safe, enriching services that keep them on track for success.