Please sign my petition to get funding for renovation of General Heiser Boys & Girls Club

Please sign my petition to get funding for renovation of General Heiser Boys & Girls Club

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Tami Ferrell started this petition to Boys & Girls Clubs of America Boys & Girls Clubs of America. National Headquarters and

Your Voice Determines the Fate of our Heiser Boys & Girls Club. Currently the General Heiser Boys & Girls Club facility which is located in Dumfries, VA stands in disrepair limiting the quality and impact of youth programming:
I will be sending the petition to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. National Headquarters. 1275 Peachtree St NE. Atlanta, GA 30309 Regional Offices.
Maybe then something will be done!!!
1. The facility has one gym and it's currently in a state of dilapidation. The entire building needs upgrades and repairs but the gym is in dire need of renovations. The gym needs to be cleaned and painted. We also need a new gym floor installed asap. Our kids deserve a clean upgraded gym.

2. The roof needs to be repaired and the water leaks need to repaired asap!
3. The air quality is poor throughout the facility.
4. The walls need to be resurfaced and the carpet needs to be replaced.
5. Upgrade the stairs and rails leading to the lower level of the facility.
6. Upgrade the restrooms.
7. Severe water incursion on the lower-level of the building makes a large portion of the facility, mainly the current gym uninhabitable.

8. Out-dated electrical systems throughout the facility constrict the use of more sophisticated digital technology and gaming devices.

9. The kitchen is small and out dated therefore, limiting the option for on site hot meal preparation.

10. Restricted space limits teen programming to the hours. Honestly, the facility is in such shabby condition that I rarely see teens on site except for the limited sports program.

 

 

A Renovated Club Can Bring:

1. A Kids Cafe to provide hot meals to at least 200+ youth on a daily basis.
2. A snack bar that serves hot foods during evening activities.

3. The Literacy Center will teach youth to read using a multi-sensory approach to language.

4. A Full Sized gym to host basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and more!

5. A dedicated Teen Center to help older youth on the path to academic and professional success!

6. A weight room and fitness center.

7. A nice game room for the younger and older kids.
8. Better before and after care resources.
9. More robust, active. fun and safe summer program.

10. A Future Technology Center giving youth access to 21st century skills and resources.


I am a resident of Dumfries, VA and my 8yr old son and nephews have been members at General Heiser Boys & Girl Club since 2014. My son has participated in Heiser's sports program (basketball) since he was 5. The facility looked and smelled awful when we first joined and it's even worse today in 2019. We travel to other Boys & Girls Clubs in the area for games and they have all the nice amenities and they provide clean and welcoming place for our youth. However, Heiser cannot be compared and nothing about the facility looks safe or welcoming. I want our kids at General Heiser to be safe and have the services they need to be productive and healthy in their own community.

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