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Mathews B&G Club head seeks to increase membership

 Cindy DiMarino, interim unit director of the Mathews Boys & Girls Club, has a busy spring ahead of her as she works to increase membership in the club.

She said she also plans to concentrate on bringing in more members more often and on boosting the club’s teenage membership. In addition, she will focus on quality programming.

The club’s main goal, said DiMarino, is to make sure that everyone graduates and has a plan for the future. With that in mind, she said, a Power Hour is set aside to help students with their homework.

The program “Smart Girls” teaches young women about positive relationships, self-esteem, and making the right decisions, she said, while “Passport Demanded” is a program that teaches teenaged males how to behave in certain situations, how to dress for success, and other life skills.

“We don’t want to be just a gym,” said DiMarino.

But even the games have an underlying purpose. For instance, DiMarin...

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