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Tehachapi Good News Clubs finalize their plans for this school year

Last school year, 140 children were registered to attend Tehachapi's Good News Clubs and 20 adults from seven local churches volunteered every week. Throughout Kern County there were 14 clubs, 561 registered children and 63 volunteers. Good News Clubs are found in every country except North Korea. Clubs are not a school district activity, but are allowed under the Constitution and Supreme Court decision of 2001 to have equal access to public schools as an after school program.

Good News Clubs are for children 5-12 years old. They meet weekly after school for 1- 1 1/2 hours, consisting of a Bible lesson and verse, songs, games, snacks and laughter. The children are provided opportunities to put their trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and be empowered by God's Word and Spirit to live a life that pleases God. In Tehachapi, we also have a float in the Christmas Parade and an Annual Family Picnic in May.

The Clubs are held after school on Tuesdays at Golden Hills, Wednesdays at Tompkins and Cummings Valley, and Thursdays at the Village at Tehachapi Apartments. Children in TUSD Child Care can attend the Good News Club at their school. Homeschoolers are invited to join the Village at Tehachapi Club.

All clubs will resume in September. Registration forms can be obtained from volunteers handing them out around the school periphery a week or so before club starts or by emailing [email protected] or calling Kathy Flynn (661) 823-1950.