Boys & Girls ClubOf Burkburnett
…For the past two years the Burk Boys & Girls Club has partnered with Better Living for Texas and the Wichita County Master Gardeners to cultivate raised beds for growing fruits and vegetables. After year 1, there was so much interest they went from 3 raised garden beds to 8 garden beds. They harvest lettuce, celery, cabbage, kale, peas, onions, beets, spinach, strawberries, and herbs. When the pandemic hit last year, they shared their bounty with the International Students at MSU several times and this year with the Food Bank. The most important thing is the children learn where these foods come from, how great it is to taste it right out of the ground, and the power of giving back. Their parents say they have now developed a taste for vegetables and are asking for them at home.
Youth ages 5-18 benefit from programs provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Burkburnett. In addition to sports leagues, the club provides an After School-Program and Summer Camp to the youth of Burkburnett and the surrounding community including SAFB. Members receive transportation from all Burkburnett ISD Schools, daily hot meals through Kids Café, homework assistance, and many more programs to create leaders for tomorrow.