MIAMI – The Ottawa County Boys & Girls Club is inviting the community to join them Sept. 16 to celebrate kids!

Day for Kids is a national day of celebration that invites YOU to join Boys & Girls Clubs in making a difference for kids in your community. For more than a decade, adults and kids alike have participated in Day for Kids events as a way to advocate for youth. Day for Kids is a celebration of the life-changing work taking place at Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation and a reminder that one day can change a child’s future.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, come out to the newly renovated Ottawa County Club location at 830 D Street SE, right beside Riverview Park to enjoy bounce houses, food, music, games, and activities all FREE to the public. You do not have to be a registered member to attend. This event is open to all children!

Critical need for Clubs

Many young people face serious issues in childhood that can impact their success in adulthood:

11.3 million children are home alone after school 14.5 million youth live in poverty 1 in 6 students fail to graduate from high school About 2,700 juveniles are arrested daily One-third of kids are overweight

For more than 150 years, Clubs have provided children and teens with a safe, caring environment, and the resources and guidance to achieve great futures. Today, 4,300 Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation serve 4 million youth each year, work that we believe changes young lives for the better.