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Boys & Girls Club member profile
Emmanuel Garcia decks the Boys & Girls Club’s Christmas tree. - photo by HIME ROMERO
Boys & Girls Club member profile
Name: Emmanuel Garcia, age 13
Grade: 7th, Lincoln School
Favorite club activity: Air hockey
Favorite thing about school: Getting A’s
Favorite TV show: Football games
Favorite person in the world: My parents
Goal in life: To become an artist

Members of the week
Jr. Games Room:
: Gavin O’Malley
Girl: Saria Ames

: Robert Carpenter
Girl: Bruanee Moore

Arts & crafts:
: Rudy Acosta
Girl: Alissa Morrow

Teen room:
Boy: Maurico Roberts
Girl: Chrystal Wilkerson

Boy: Garret Cross
Girl: Ashley Waters

Membership is $24 a year
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 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 6 p.m.