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She's from Newark. Denison University administrators, faculty and students provided support in preparation for the opening of the club, Wallace said.
Wallace said they found the right leaders in Amanda Vozzella, the director, and Amy Sanders, the associate director of programs and club operations. This club would not have happened without her time, her talent and her resources.
She just has kind of the right stuff in every single way. Kent Mallett Newark Advocate.
Children study for one hour, have snacks, physical activity and dinner. The Evans Foundation, which purchased the former school and leases it to the club at no cost, welcomed about community leaders and donors Wednesday evening for a dedication and tour of the facility.
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She knows how to relate to the kids. The club primarily serves Newark, but has children from Heath and Licking Valley areas.
It's one of the few organizations that does does all of that, not just one or two. Not an easy task. The club has been open for five weeks.
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Vozzella started last year so she could be involved in the planning for the club, which operated a pilot program for 60 elementary children this summer at McGuffey Elementary School. I've worked with a lot of people who care about communities, but nobody comes close to Sarah.
She's confident. The facility includes a gymnasium, game rooms, basketball courts, playground equipment, outdoor picnic area, cafe, fitness center, art room and learning labs.
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Realizing that dream depended on developing a plan, raising funds, finding an appropriate building and a hiring the right leader. It served some children the first week and almost currently. And, fifth, they need these things from the time they're very young to high school graduation. Website: www. She understands the kids and she's absolutely the very best leader.
Third, they need to be involved in things outside of school that continue the learning. Adam Weinberg, the Denison president and co-chairperson of the Boys and Girls Club steering committee, said Wallace is a role model who deserves credit for making the club become a reality. I've learned just how much kids are already thankful for this program and how many people want to be involved in this.
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Second, they need mentors, adult figures who care about them and push them to succeed. Vozzella said the club, which has a lot of children from the nearby neighborhood, works closely with social workers in the schools. That's what Boys and Girls Clubs do. Weinberg said schools can't do everything, and the club provides another piece to the puzzle of developing young people to become responsible adults.