Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Members Spread Anti-Tobacco Message at State Fair

BGC-Torch-Anti-TobaccoMembers of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Duneland Unit’s Torch Club/VOICE spent a day volunteering at the Indiana Tobacco Prevention & Cessation booth at the Indiana State Fair. The Club members educated and informed fair attendees about the “smoke free air” law recently enacted statewide. Funding for the trip to the State Fair was provided by the Indiana Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Commission.

Torch Club is a leadership and service group for Boys & Girls Club members ages 11-13. Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation. Developing health and life skills is one of the core program areas of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. Initiatives such as these help youth achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles.

VOICE is a youth led anti-tobacco movement in Indiana which strives to educate and prevent young Hoosiers from becoming smokers.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County has been serving youth for 40 years. The Clubs provide high quality programs for more than 5,000 boys and girls in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, the arts and sports, fitness and recreation.

For more information on membership, volunteer opportunities or to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, please contact your local Club, call (219) 464-7282 or visit Great Futures Start HERE.

Photo: VOICE Members pictured from left, Julia Gonzalez, Maya Renko, John Adkins and Brittany Schilla