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Flood Plan for Camp Nakomis and Carter Lake
Dear Parents/Guardians of Carter Lake Members and Campers Carter Lake Mayor Kramer has alerted the Carter Lake Community of the potential of flooding as a result of an increase in the underground water table; the Corps of Engineers is confident the levee system will hold. The Club is taking the potential threat of flooding very seriously. The Mayor’s alert has provided sufficient time for

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2011 Day of Caring
  Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands is excited to share that we had eleven wonderful volunteers from First National Bank work at our North Club on Tuesday, August 30th, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. as part of United Way’s 2011 Day of Caring event.  After our staff gave them a quick orientation and tour of the Club, the volunteers got to

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Anderson Wins Nebraska Youth of the Year Title
On Wednesday, March 9th, DaSean Anderson was named Nebraska Youth of the Year before a group of Club dignitaries, state senators, friends and family at a ceremony in Lincoln. Cameron Crockrom, a member of the Offutt AFB Boys & Girls Club, received runner-up honors. DaSean and Cameron gave their speeches in front of a panel of judges. While the judges deliberated, the two joined

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On the Road 2014
May 31, 2014 – May 31, 2014 1701 S 105th Street Map and Directions | Register Description: On the Road to the Club 2014 will support a cause that is teed-up for giving the youth of our community the skills they need to succeed in life. General Admission: $150 Patron Party Admission: $200 Non-Patron Table: $1,500 (Table of 10). Please select 10 General Admission Tickets.

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Event Update: On the Road
We are very excited for On the Road this Saturday at Aksarben Village. For those of you attending, we just wanted to give you a few tips to help make this year’s event the best yet. Dress is island casual Comfortable footwear is strongly recommended Photo ID will be required to enter, no exceptions If you are hosting a table, please make sure that

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2011 Stock Market Challenge
On November 10, 2011, our teens participated in our 4th annual Stock Market Challenge event in the afternoon, while over 200 participants from Omaha’s business community came together that evening to buy, sell and trade their way to the title of Stock Market Challenge champion. In the end, The Kitty Cats team from our Council Bluffs unit were the champions during the teen event. 

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Seeking Heros for Our Kids
When kids fail in school, everyone loses. This is not a school or parent issue; this is a community issue. It affects our economy and the strength of our nation. To understand some of the many challenges of our current public education system, view Waiting for “Superman,” a documentary which follows five young people as they try to find the best education available in

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2014 Image Makers Photography Competition
On February 14th, the Boys & Girls Club of Carter Lake hosted the annual Image Makers Photography Competition with over 60 combined entries from all of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands.   The winners in each age group and category will now be submitted to the Midwest Regional Hosting Site for judging and the chance to move on to the National

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Flood Waters Threaten Carter Lake Club
As the Missouri River continues to rise, the threat of flooding in the Carter Lake area has forced Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands into damage prevention mode. As reported earlier in the week, Carter Lake Unit operations and Camp Nakomis have been moved to the South Omaha Unit for the remainder of the summer months. Club staff and volunteers have now shifted

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It’s official, we’re 50!
Our biggest and best event to date 50 years ago, mayor AV Sorensen brought together a group of area leaders with the vision of creating one of the best Boys Clubs in the nation. With the support of that initial group, the Club was able to thrive and grow over the next 50 years. [...]

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Our Stories
brittany

Brittany, Age 16

During her time at the Club, her mother was diagnosed with cancer and died in May 2011. She has strong support from her grandmother and credits the Club with encouraging her to pursue her dreams.
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louis

Louis, Age 15

Louis joined the Club’s after-school program and concentrated on his reading and comprehension. The program included private tutoring, a computer program called “Teen Biz 3000”
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marcus

Marcus, Age 13

The Club was a safe place where Marcus found a caring, listening ear, and support and guidance. The staff encouraged him to start a new branch in the family tree; a branch that included high school graduation….
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Jorge

Jorge, Age 17

For his hard work and community service, dedicating 10 hours each week in the South Club kitchen, Jorge was recognized by the Barrientos Foundation as Latino Youth of the Year, and was cited for his volunteerism at the South Club.
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