"Day for Kids" hosted by Boys & Girls Club to celebrate needs of kids in the community

Posted at 3:07 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 18:07:26-04

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County is gearing up to celebrate the annual Boys & Girls Clubs “Day for Kids,” an event highlighting the critical needs of children in the community.

Today, too many youth are facing serious issues that can deprive them of a happy, healthy childhood and negatively impact their future. Day for Kids celebrates the life changing work taking place at Boys & Girls Clubs each day by encouraging adults to spend meaningful time with young people and engage in fun and active play.

This year’s Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids will be celebrated on Saturday, September 17 with thousands of parents and kids participating in the Day for Kids Carnival.


Date:                     Saturday, September 17, 2016

Time:                    9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location:              Boys & Girls Club - Armstrong Youth Center (Kevin Harvick Foundation Park)

801 Niles Street, Bakersfield, CA

Cost:                      Free Family Fun               


Attendees will have a blast in the Fun Zone which will include carnival games that families can play together along with a DJ. Many community vendors will be on hand providing information and fun activities. Panda Express along with Little Caesars will be on hand providing lunch for the children.  Attendees will enjoy performances from Highland High School and Foothill High School. The first 25 children will receive a backpack.

“Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids creates an opportunity for adults in our community to ‘Pledge to Play’ to foster stronger relationships, spending meaningful time with local youth,” says Zane Smith, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County. “While our Day for Kids event is just one day, we hope to enable youth year-round to reach their full potential by offering support, programs and a safe and healthy environment to prosper and thrive.”

BGC Day for Kids aligns with Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County’s overall initiative to help young people become more actively engaged in their community, healthy lifestyles and academic success – ultimately establishing a solid foundation for success now and later. The “play” incorporated in the Day for Kids event fosters creativity, imagination, exploration and helps kids develop and master various skills.