KMSB "Nogales SCC Profiles," Monday-Wednesday, 8/30/10-9/1/10, 6:55 AM

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Vicki Barden, Boys & Girls Club of SCC, says an increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. During Monday's show, she says the Club offers kids a safe place to be after school.  She says “teen night” is a program that takes place once a week when only teenagers are allowed in the Club.  She says it allows them to enjoy the Club’s activities and amenities without the distraction of younger kids being around. Tuesday, Barden talks about education and career development, which she says are among the core areas in programs at the Club.  She says after-school homework help is available, the Club’s computer lab is available, and volunteers are available to assist with older kids learning how to fill out job applications, how to look for a job and how to be successful once they get a job. On Wednesday's program, Barden says recreational activities are still a major attraction of the Club.  She says basketball and volleyball is popular, and there are sports clubs and games available.  She also says Club prevention programs teach healthy lifestyles, including healthy diets and avoidance of substance abuse. She says the Club is pretty much the only full-service youth-serving organization in the Nogales area.