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'Dude, That's Rude' Social Skills for Middle School Students Starts October 3

LACONIA —  Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) and the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region are proud to announce "Dude, That's Rude," a social skills program for children in grades 5-8 starts October 3.

'Dude' will be held at the Boys and Girls Club new facility, 876 North Main Street in Laconia. The class will meet on Thursdays 4-5 p.m. and run for 14 weeks. Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking Curriculum will guide the classes. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Boys and Girls Club throughout the week to master their social skills.

"We are excited to be able to collaborate with the Boys and Girls Club to assist children in forming friendships with peers, navigate the unspoken social rules, and feel included in a variety of activities that other children are engaged in. I am excited that inclusion for all children is being strongly promoted in our community," says Jen Doris, Early Childhood Director and Act Early Ambassador for the CDC.

Limited transportation is available in Gilford, Belmont and Laconia from school to the Club. Students will need to be picked up from the Boys and Girls Club after 5:30 p.m.

Scholarships are available to cover the $120 Club membership for the school year. Jacob's Ladder a private non-profit and The Autism Center of Central NH have donated funds to enable children to attend. Students can participate at the Club each day in a variety of activities in addition to the Dude That's Rude program. For more information on signing-up for the program please contact Jen Doris at 581-1559 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

LRCS has offices in Laconia and Plymouth which combine to serve families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties. For more information contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-5224-8891or visit www.lrcs.org.

 
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