Laramie County Community College and the Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne (BGCC) partnered up to create a unique experience for Cheyenne high school students.
On Feb. 15 in room CCI 142, BGCC opened their doors to high school students who are members. The partnership is unique because LCCC is the first college to integrate some of its resources into BGCC to benefit the kids participating in the club at LCCC, said Rolinda Sample, the chief professional officer.
Sample said the Boys and Girls Club met with LCCC president Dr. Joe Schaffer to create the partnership because the main BGCC site was at capacity and they wanted to create an experience that is just as good.
Duvale Brown, the unit director of BGCC at LCCC, said that the program is offered to Cheyenne high school students interested in getting a head start on life after high school; specifically, college life.
Brown said that the kids in BBGC at LCCC will have more exposure to the campus and they will be better prepared for life after high school. There will be various programs offered at the LCCC site, including: Academic Success, Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.
Healthy Lifestyles, for example, is offered to the members in the Pathfinder building through a partnership with the Cent$ible Nutrition Program. Brown said the program will teach members how to cook and prepare healthy meals to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Brown said that any LCCC students or faculty interested in volunteering or part-time employment can apply online at bgcchey.org or stop by room CCI 142.
Sample also said that the BGCC at LCCC aims to keep it fun for the members so they will stay interested in what BGCC and LCCC has to offer for them.