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Boys and Girls Club moves into FDR Elementary, offers after-school program until 6 p.m.

by Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Students at Franklin D. Roosevelt elementary school have a very short walk to the Boys and Girls Club after school.

Just down a few steps and through a door. Or just into the gym, cafeteria or atrium of the school itself.

The Cleveland school district and the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland this week started a brand-new after-school program that is far more comprehensive than others in the district. On Monday, the Boys and Girls Club opened a club right inside the school building.

When the school day ends at 2:30 p.m., students can step right into Boys and Girls Club activities, without having to leave the building. Until the club closes at 6 p.m., there will be tutoring, homework help, computer classes, art projects and sports. Field trips, too.