Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club

This placement is located approximately 19 miles from campus.  Please note that it may be an approximate 30 minute drive from campus.  Here is a description of the OBGC as noted on their website: “The Boys & Girls Club is a positive place for kids!  The Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club was established in 1964 by a group of people that believed a place was needed to serve boys of the Ogdensburg area to provide them with educational, recreational, social skills, and other positive traits.  Admitting its first ever girl member in 1975, today the Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club serves over 1,000 boys and girls a year from Ogdensburg and throughout St. Lawrence County.” Here is an overview of what students can do while at the club:

Drama Matters:
Drama Matters is a drama education program for Clubs that encourages members ages 6 to 18 to engage in hands-on activities.  Drama education builds self-confidence, sparks creativity and boosts academic achievement. The Drama Matters Afterschool Program Guide is a weekly program consisting of 60 minute sessions segmented for beginner, intermediate and advanced members. Each session can be adapted to fit the age of participants as well. Sessions consist of a short warm-up; a main activity of games, script work or performance; and a 10-minute cool-down. The Lessons in Stagecraft Program Guide includes many different ways for members to express themselves creatively, from costumes to set design to directing (taken directly from the Boys and Girls Club of America webpage).

Students will be responsible for working with the OBGC Director and/or staff to plan and implement “physical activity” programming

Arts and Crafts Programming:
Students will be responsible for working with the OBGC Director and/or staff to plan and implement “arts and crafts” programming.

Literary Programming:
Students will work one on one with Club members to improve reading ability.  When able, students should incorporate lessons learned in class to their engagement with the club members.  Students should seek the guidance of their professors in creating lesson plans if needed.