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TEEN CLUB’S PANCAKE BREAKFAST

An Outreach Program Initiative for Club Members

“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” – Abigail Van Buren

Serving Life Lessons

On June 29th, all three units of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington participated in hosting the annual Pancake Breakfast at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. Unquestionably, this event was the most successful Pancake Breakfast to date as over 200 people attended and 50+ Club Teens helped organize the logistics of the event! More than just a simple breakfast, this innovative program – which was originally conceived at the Lincoln Street – teaches Club Teens how to take responsibility for THEIR teen program by raising money. The Pancake Breakfast is the vehicle to teach Club Teens about community outreach, customer service and responsibility. In the months leading up to the event, teens are coached on developing important skills such as how to greet people, how to carry a conversation, and how to explain the impact of the Club to guests. We are so appreciate of BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse for hosting us and for their support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington!

Interested in assiting with the Pancake Breakfast in 2020? Contact Unit Director Neil Smith at
(812) 287-7427. For donations to support the Teen Club, or any other of the programming offered at the Club,
please contact Leslie Abshier, Resource Development Director, at (812) 287-7446.