Published DateLACONIA — Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) and the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region are proud to announce a new program designed for children in grades 5-8 entitled "Dude, That's Rude" to be held at the Boys and Girls Club, 719 North Main Street in Laconia.
The program will begin Thursday, March 7 and run for 14 weeks, every Thursdays from 4– 5:30 p.m., as part of the Boys and Girls Club offerings.
The goal is to assist children by educating, empowering and demystifying the social world to help them be successful with typical peers. "We are excited to be able to collaborate with such an amazing organization to assist children in forming friendships with peers, navigating the unspoken social rules, and feeling included in a variety of activities that other children are engaged in. I am so excited that the idea of inclusion, for all children is being promoted in our community." says Jen Doris, Early Childhood Director of the LRCS Family Resource Center and an Act Early Ambassador for the CDC.
Susan and John Scheinman, parents of a teenage son with autism and founders of Jacob's Ladder Through Autism, a private nonprofit, have generously donated $1,000 to support scholarships for children to attend the program. As members of the Boys and Girls Club, students can attend the Club each day and participate in a variety of activities in addition to the 'Dude, That's Rude' program.
For more information contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-5224-8891or visit www.lrcs.org.