Ribbon Cutting Held for Boys and Girls Club’s New Graduation Center

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PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ribbon cutting ceremony was held yesterday at the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area-during which the club officially opened its new Graduation Center. Academic success is one of the priorities the club helps its members strive for. Goals of the club are to get youngsters to know their graduation year, to stay on track to graduate on time and to have a plan for the future. Mark Newton, Chief Volunteer Officer for the local Boys and Girls Club, says the new graduation room will be used to help members to keep a focus on their schoolwork.

The Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area became a program of Capital Area Counseling Service in November of 2009 and Dennis Pfrimmer who is the CEO of CACS says the arrangement has worked out well. Pfrimmer says several changes have occurred at the club in the past few years.

Jon Mammenga, Director of Development for the club told those at yesterday’s ribbon cutting that the club went from having 140 members about a year ago to 437 who have benefited from the organization this year. Boys and Girls Club officials hope to reach 500 members by June 16. First Lady Linda Daugaard addressed attendees at Thursday’s ceremony and cut a ribbon to officially mark the Graduation Center opening.


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