Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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August 14, 2012

Club tries to avoid wait

GLASGOW — Registration for becoming a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Glasgow-Barren County for the 2012-13 school year is now under way, and club officials are taking steps to make sure there won’t be a need for a waiting list.

“We are trying not to incorporate [a waiting list] this fall,” said Kelly Lile-Jenkins, executive director of the club. “We are going to try to implement a little bit of a different kind of schedule where we limit participation in our Power Hour and we rotate kids out.”

Power Hour is a program were youth spend time working on their homework. Once the youth have completed their homework, they will move on to other programs at the club and other youth who need homework help will rotate into the program, she said.

The club opened in June 2006 and grew in membership to the point that in 2009 a waiting list was implemented.

“Since 2010 we have grown in our membership by 64 percent,” said Lile-Jenkins.

A waiting list was something Lile-Jenkins never wanted.

“I love that we are overflowing and I love that kids want to be here, but at the same [time] I never wanted to limit it.”

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