• WHAT: Manteca Boys & Girls Club
• WHERE: 545 W. Alameda St.
• WHEN: Monday through Friday from 3 to 8 p.m.
• COST: $24 a year
• MORE INFO: Call 239-KIDS
Name: Barry Harris, age 11
Grade: 5, Lincoln Elementary
Favorite club activity: Bumper pool, because it’s a game I’m really good at.
Favorite thing about school: Math, because I know I’ll need it for my future.
Favorite TV show: Destroy Build Destroy because I like competitive shows.
Favorite person in the world: Michael Jackson, because he is a good dancer and an inspiration.
Goal in life: To be a mechanical engineer, I enjoy building different things.
Jr. games room:
Boy: Barry Harris
Girl: Diashyle Hudson
Boy: Raymond Bowman
Girl: Bruinee Moor
Boy: Charles McClain
Boy: Probhjat Gill
Girl: Taylor Nemie
Club offers a lot for $24 membership
Where can you get a year’s worth of karate lessons, play in flag football and basketball leagues, have a safe place to hang after school until as late as 8 p.m. with friends, play and do your homework for just $24 a year?
The Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club is where you can get all that and more for just $24 a year.
The price does reflect the first increase in almost 16 years doubling from the previous $12 per kid. The $24 fee also includes a Boys & Girls Club T-shirt. There is a break for families that have more than two children that would cost $48. After that, each additional child is $12 a year.
It costs just over $350 a year to provide services per club member. There are nearly 1,500 members between two sites.
School year hours are 3 to 8 p.m. at the main site at 545 W. Alameda St. and 3 to 7 p.m. at the Lathrop School site. On school year holidays, the hours are 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.
The club offers homework assistance, computers for doing school work, and various character-building programs. It also offers a variety of recreation games, sports leagues, arts classes, or simply a safe place to spend time with friends.
For more information, call the club at 239-KIDS.