Reading and writing are essential skills for success in today’s world. That’s why Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland became one of the only Clubs in the nation to publish its own kid-produced newspaper.
Club kids write the stories in Club News, which is published every other month. In addition, our youth snap photos and sell advertising space for the four-page publication. The newspaper has a circulation of 2,000 and is distributed free of charge to members and their families at our 15 Club sites.
The newspaper’s focus is two-fold: to inform members and their families about Club news and to teach kids how to become good communicators. Club news reporters receive guidance from BGCC’s communications and arts departments. The editor is East Cleveland Club member Rikki Kyle, a senior at Beaumont School.
Advertisers include Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland State University, Third Federal Savings & Loan and ArcelorMittal.
Recent stories included a piece on a camping trip taken by Club members, a feature on a youth running club and a question-and-answer profile on Ryan Easter, head of our recording studio. Each edition features Club Talk, in which kids answer a topical question, as well as profiles of a parent and a staff member.