The new Club facility boasts an impressive 10,000 square feet of space featuring an art room, game room, power hour room, library, teen room, kitchen, gymnasium and snack bar.

MIAMI – Just in time for summer the Ottawa County Boys & Girls Club celebrated their move to a new facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, June 2.

Located at 530 D SE in Miami, the facility officially opened to members Monday, June 5.

The Club is moving from its long-time home at 114 1st Ave SE in Miami, where it shared an open-floor, warehouse-type facility that was co-located with the DMV's Miami Driver License Exam Station office.

Friends and supporters gathered at the new location, which formerly served as a National Guard Armory, to tour the new site, learn about its benefits, and enjoy a light lunch.

Renovation work at the armory was completed by AmeriCorp National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team Earth 7, which is in Miami on a service grant through July 7.

NCCC is a full-time, team-based residential service program for individuals ages 18-24 from across the country and from all backgrounds.

The new Club facility boasts an impressive 10,000 square feet of space featuring an art room, game room, power hour room, library, teen room, kitchen, gymnasium and snack bar.

Serving youths age 6-18 through after-school and summer programs, the Ottawa County Boys and Girls Club currently has 350 registered members, and 157 enrolled in its summer program.

The organization focuses on core areas such as character and leadership development, academic success and healthy lifestyles.

Over the summer, Sodexo will be providing breakfast and lunch for the Boys & Girls Club through their Summer Food Service Program.

Sodexo also gave a $100 monetary donation to utilize in purchasing snacks for those enrolled in the Club's summer program.

“We are really blessed that this project happened," said Ottawa County Boys and Girls Club Director Mackenzie Garst. "It was a long project, but I am excited that the community could come together to make this happen. There is so much good that is going to happen here for young people.”