Kids Clubs at Wilton High School

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By: Anastasia Rogozinski

 

Walking into the club fair can be overwhelming, in part because Wilton High School offers so many clubs for students. There are so many to choose from, students will find at least one that piques their interest. With so many clubs to see, it can be hard to remember the mission of some of them. There are quite a few clubs that focus on different aspects of children’s well-being. 

Read to Me Club:

The Read to Me Club began in the spring of 2018. Club members contact teachers at Miller-Driscoll to set up times they can read to the children there. The exposure of being read to at a young age is extremely important for future learning and development. Reading to children is very rewarding for club members and the kids are always excited for readers to come in! The club meets on Thursdays at 7:45 in room B149.

 

Serious Fun: 

Serious Fun has branches that exist all over the world, helping seriously ill children by raising money and creating programs for the kids to participate in. In Wilton, the club works hard to raise money for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, started by actor Paul Newman. The camp allows hospitalized children to attend summer camp for free. Club members have started an annual Color Run that is very popular among Wilton students of all ages. The club meets on Thursdays at 7:45 in room B149. 

 

Pediatrics Club:

The Pediatrics Club began in the 2017-2018 school year. Club members work to create a connection with the youth at the Yale-New Haven and Maria Fereri Children’s hospitals. They help to lift the spirits of kids and put a smile on their faces. They have previously participated in the Buddy Bot program at Yale-New Haven, where they drew fun designs and wrote words of encouragement. They also created fun activity kits for the patients’ siblings. The club meets once a month on Thursdays at 7:45 in room B149. 

 

Circle of Care Club:

The Circle of Care Club has been running successfully for two years. Club members work with the non-profit Circle of Care organization and completes assigned projects. The establishment was founded by the parents of children with cancer. One project they worked on was the “Dream Room Makeover”. Last fall, they organized the Circle of Care 5K fundraiser which takes place in Wilton Center in the spring. The club meets approximately once a month on Thursday mornings in room B149. 

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