WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—The Boys and Girls Club in White County is going on six years and nine months serving the community.
"We've kind of brought something to the community that didn't really have. It's low cost, but it's very active, we do a lot of things with the kids," said Dan Fry.
Unit Director for Boys & Girls Club in White County Dan Fry said last year the club had more than five hundred members and more than two hundred kids a day.
"We have a lot of things in Monticello and White County sports related but we didn't really have anything for kids to come and get together, just in general, just to hang out and do some fun stuff," said Fry.
But once the pandemic hit things took a sharp turn.
"We've always followed what the school systems have done so when they close we close," said Fry.
Which means dozens of kids were left without the daily after school activities they were used to. But like many organizations workers at the Boys & Girls Club in White County figured out a way around an unprecedented obstacle.
"We had staff filmed doing different things and then we'd edit and add some of our flare to it and then we'd put it on our YouTube Channel," said Fry.
And called it Virtual Boys & Girls Club. Providing their members with some fun services but online.
"We felt it might be nice to see a familiar face on YouTube," said Fry. "They are constantly watching all of these videos on YouTube so it's nice to see that familiar face, someone they know someone they've talked to personally."
It's a service Boys & Girls Club in White County will continue offering even after the pandemic and their doors are back open.
"We also want the community and our donors to see that even though our doors are closed there's still a need to serve the kids and to have that outlet for them," said Fry.
During this time the Boys & Girls Club in White County is still taking donations to continue providing services. To learn more click here.