During a season when hearts and sentiments of love are floating around, the employees at our Boys & Girls Club: Fuqua Unit put on a fun-filled Valentines Day Social for its youth. Last Friday evening approximately 150 members packed the club for this joyous occasion.
The youth danced, played video games and enjoyed snacks from the concession stand for hours until their parents came to pick them up. As you can imagine many of them did not want to leave.
While making my way through the club I stopped in the dance room and couldn’t find my way back out, it was just that entertaining. The infamous Soul Train line was as enjoyable as watching it on television. The type of dance skills the youth portrayed that evening was impressing.
“We try to allow our members to be themselves here, so dancing is one way of doing so,” explained Andre London, Club Unit Director. “Being able to provide a safe and loving learning environment like this club makes me proud.”
The club is open everyday after school (M-F 2:30pm to 8:30pm) and all day during the summer (M-F 7:30 am to 6:00 pm), where kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets. It offers young people the things they need and want most – adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can have fun and interact with other youth.
The love that The Salvation Army has for the thousands of youth being served each year is unquestionable. This Valentines Day Social is only a portion of the activities dedicated to youth in Metro Atlanta.
If you would like to learn more about The Salvation Army youth programs, visit www.salvationarmyatlanta.org