Race, cultural and socio-economic status has an undeniable and profound
impact on young people. If care is not taken to help young people take pride in their own heritage and find the strengths and positive aspects of the environment in which they live, their perceptions of life, other people, and themselves may be permanently tinged with negativity and intolerance. One of our goals is to recognize the potential in each child and others and value the diversity of our nation’s people. Our services to our Club members and their families focus on individualize services for each child.
Individual Services and Hispanic Outreach Directors
Perhaps one of the Club’s most important areas is the Individual Services and Outreach Programs. As we know, each child is a unique individual who comes with a unique and individual situation. The Club provides custom-tailored services through its Individual Services and Outreach Directors. Such services include guidance and counseling, welfare and social services, outreach programs (with special emphasis on Hispanic youth/families) support programs, referrals, home, school and church visits, court, probation, and police contacts.
In addition to the daily program services, there are other areas where the Club provides assistance: transportation, food and nutrition, and before- and after-hour services.
No-cost transportation to One Positive Place and Kids Club is available from every public school in Nashua during the academic school year. All members will be picked up by a trusted adult. Additional no-cost transportation from One Positive Place to members’ homes is available on a limited basis during the school year only. Please talk to the membership secretary about bus routes and completing bus pass registration. Registration forms must be submitted in September and December for each transportation cycle. If a Club member has a bus pass revoked for behavioral reasons, it will not be reinstated until the next transportation program cycle.
Failure to ride the assigned bus or missing the bus is not the responsibility of the Club. Parents are responsible for getting their children transportation home. The Club does not offer transportation during holidays, vacations, or summer vacation. Please be advised that the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua reserves the right to cancel nightly bus transportation because of inclement weather or Club events. We will make every attempt to give advance notice when we are able.
Food and Nutrition Programs
At our Positive Place facility, we offer meals for all children through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). All meals for members are free of charge. Each afternoon, a healthy snack (usually fruit) is offered to all members.
For those members of our Stahl Teen Center, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua offers an after school snack program.
During the school year, dinner is served from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. All members eat free of charge all year long.
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua participates in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals are provided to all children without charge.
In the summer, both breakfast and lunch are FREE TO ALL. Summer meals will be served 7:30 – 9:30 am and 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Early Drop-Off and Late Pick-up Program
During week long school vacations, the Club provides an Early Drop-Off/Late Pick-Up Program for members ages 8 -12 years. Hours are Monday through Friday from 6:30am – 9:00am and 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Talk to the membership secretary for further details. The cost to participate in extended hours is $15 per week per child.