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Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County and Studio 6 Team Together for Value-Based Digital Music Program

rot2Out-of-school time can be ripe with positive opportunities for middle school children and the pre-teen population. The key is creating settings and options that are attractive to them and help sustain their participation in ways that promote healthy development. With the diversity of programs and opportunities, our Boys & Girls Clubs provide a powerful setting for providing learning and creative opportunities that support future successes for the children of our communities. Music is a way that young adults connect with their friends, reflect upon the world, engage in healthy activities, or to relax. Pre and teen-aged years often are a time when a young person is discovering who they are, while establishing where they belong – and music is a great outlet in helping this population define their identities. However, there is more than just listening to music. Music helps the mind grow and develop, and there have been a myriad of studies linking music programs to the improvement of communication skills and academic success. Though many of our pre-teens enjoy listening to and sharing music – few really understand the process it takes to create and produce music.

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Unilever Helps Boost the Confidence of Duneland Club Members

UnileverAs one of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s new corporate partners, Unilever committed the time and volunteer service of employee Elizabeth Scharp to provide the Dove Self-Esteem Project to female Club members at the Duneland Unit. The Dove Self-Esteem Project’s purpose is to start conversations with young and teen girls about confidence. The Project includes topics of discussion such as: teasing and bullying, boosting self-esteem, friends and relationships, growing up and body image, and the role media plays on a young girl’s image and feelings about oneself.

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Valparaiso High School Child Development Offering Free Preschool Through December 18

valpo-community-schoolsThe Valparaiso High School Child Development class are offering a FREE preschool program for children ages 3-5 years old. The preschool operates Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:40-1:15 from Oct. 28- Dec 18.

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Rittenhouse of Valparaiso Halloween Party set for Wednesday, October 29th

2014-Rittenhouse-Valpo-Halloween-PartyOn October 29, Rittenhouse Senior Living of Valparaiso will be host a Halloween party! Beginning at 5pm, people of all ages are welcome to dress up in costume and come on by for a night of Trick-or-Treating, Photo Booth Fun, Delicious Refreshments and More!

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Family Life Workshop: Why Can’t We Ever Just Get Along?

family-youth-services-bureau-logoThe Family & Youth Services Bureau presents a Family Life Series Workshop, titled “Why Can’t We Ever Just Get Along?” held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at the FYSB downtown Valparaiso office at 253 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso.

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Lakeshore PAWS Briefs: October 23, 2014

Lakeshore-PawsLakeshore PAWS at Four Fathers Brewing Friday
Come meet a few of our dogs and learn about the others and Lakeshore PAWS during an adoption event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at four fathers brewing, 1555 West Lincolnway in Valparaiso.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Halloween Party set for October 24

Valpo-halloween-partyLooking for some Halloween fun on Friday? Bring your kids to our Valparaiso Unit's Halloween Party! 1:00-3:30 PM.

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