Photo courtesy Tony Sanchez
The Good News Club program is being offered in Grandview schools again this year. The clubs offer after-school games, songs, Bible lessons and snacks in a safe environment once a week.
As of Thursday, September 17, 2015
GRANDVIEW – Students in Grandview will once again have the opportunity to attend “Good News” clubs at their local school once a week after classes are done.
Tony Sanchez and his family have been running the clubs in the Grandview School District since 2010.
“This is a safe place,” said Sanchez of the weekly clubs at each school.
The clubs will start up on Monday, Oct. 5, and all children and youth, regardless of faith, are invited to attend the club at their school.
On Mondays, the club will be at Grandview Middle School from 2:20 to 4 p.m.
On Tuesdays, the club will run at Grandview High School from 2:20 to 4 p.m. This will be the first year for the club at the high school.
Wednesday, club meetings will be held at Compass High School from 2:20 to 3 p.m., and McClure Elementary School from 3:15 to 5 p.m.
The Thursday club will be at Thompson Elementary School from 3:25 to 5 p.m.
On early release day, Friday, the club will meet at Smith Elementary School from 1:50 to 3:30 p.m.
“We do biblical stories, snacks and a weekly challenge,” said Sanchez about the club activities. “A challenge might be to ask how to help around the house when you get home, or ask a teacher what you can do in the classroom. It might even just be to hold doors for other students during the week.”
He said the club provides songs, games and other activities, but he hopes to help children develop a positive attitude toward home, school and other people.
“I’m from East L.A. and got into trouble as a kid,” he said. “I don’t want them to do the things I did, so I work with kids. I wouldn’t have done those things if I knew better. My goal is to help them make better decisions.”
There is no charge for children to attend meetings, and parents are welcome to sit in and enjoy the events. Registration forms for each club are available in the school office.
For more information, or to request a registration form through the mail, call or text Sanchez at 509-778-2607.
The Good News Club program is sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship Ministries, an international organization, and run in Grandview by the Sanchez family of Iglesia Del Pueblo (www.Iglesia-Del-Pueblo.org).