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HOW TO SIGN UP

serving the kids that need us most

So you want to be a member?

  1. 1. Fill out an application
    1. Club Membership Application (online, English)
    2. Club Membership Application (online, Spanish)
    3. Club Membership Application (hard copy) (fax to 888-479-KIDS)
  2. 2. Follow the link for the online application to make your first payment.
    1. If you are faxing in a hard copy, use this link to be taken to our credit card processing.
  3. 3. Call the Club at (903) 935-2030 to verify that we have received your paperwork
    1. We will contact our Unit Director to tell them they have a new member.
  4. 4. You call your child's school to tell them that your child is now a Club Kid (so they can make sure they get there).

5. Your child may start the following day, once the application is received.

 

PROGRAM COSTS

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines has the following program fees:

$25 Registration Fee Covers the expense for the online software. 
$65 per month This is our regular monthly fee for our members regardless on the number of days they attend the Club.
$60 per month If families put a credit card on file, for automatic billing on the fourth of each month.
   
   

While the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines is comparatively affordable, we know that sometime a fee can still be cost prohibitive. Please see the tiered table below.

Participation

The Club no longer offers scholarships, families can receive assistance based on the Federal Poverty Threshold. To enroll, please contact Vice President of Club Operations, Shelly Meisenheimer at (903) 935-2030.

 

SCHOOL YEAR
Cost Per Month  $65.00 (for first child in family)
All additional family members (same household) receive a 15% discount from first child rate
Fee Assistance for Qualified Families
Level 1 Cost Per Month  $40.00
Must show verification of receiving assistance from Lone Star Card Program. Accepted verification [click here]
                 
Level 2 Cost Per Month  $29.00
Must show verification of meeting 2017 U.S. Poverty Guidelines. Accepted verification [click here]
                 
Level 3 Cost Per Month  $16.00
Must show verification of being 50% below 2017 U.S. Poverty Guidelines. Accepted verification [click here]
                 
SUMMER CAMP
Cost for entire summer  $400.00 (for first child in family)
All additional family members (same household) receive a 15% discount from first child rate)
Fee Assistance for Qualified Families
Level 1 Cost (entire summer) $248.00
Must show verification of receiving assistance from Lone Star Card Program. Accepted verification [click here]
Level 2 Cost (entire summer) $180.00
Must show verification of meeting 2017 U.S. Poverty Guidelines. Accepted verification [click here]
Level 3 Cost (entire summer) $100.00
Must show verification of being 50% below 2017 U.S. Poverty Guidelines. Accepted verification [click here]

 

 

 

The actual chart is below

 
2017 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
PERSONS IN FAMILY/      HOUSEHOLD   POVERTY GUIDELINE  
50% 100% 133%
1  $            6,030  $              12,060  $          16,040
2  $             8,120  $               1,6240  $          21,599
3  $           10,210  $              20,420  $          27,159
4  $           12,300  $              24,600  $          32,718
5  $           14,390  $              28,780  $          38,277
6  $           16,480  $              32,960  $          43,837
7  $           18,570  $              37,140  $          49,396
8  $           20,660  $              41,320  $          54,956
Discount 75% 55% 38%
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,180 for each additional person.
Summer Camp  $100  $180  $248
$400
Extension  $16  $ 29  $40
$65      

 

Approved verification items

Level 1: Proof of food stamps or  copy of Lone Star Card

               AND

        most recent benefits statement.

              NOTE most recent tax return may be requested by the Club.

Level 2 & 3: Most recent tax return with children enrolling listed as dependents

              OR

Proof of income (4 weeks wages; 4 weeks of SSI benefit stubs). 

            AND TWO OF THE FOLLOWING

Pay stubs or pay envelopes for this month and last month for everyone working

Records of tips, bonuses, commissions

Divorce decrees or support orders

School budgets or award letters for educational grants or scholarships

Award letters or notices for Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, unemployment compensation, veteran's benefits, pensions, settlements or any other type of income

 Proof of resources (bank book, checking account statements, life insurance policies, stocks, bonds, etc.)

Proof of shelter expenses (rent receipt, mortgage statement, fuel bills, electric bills, taxes, water bills, etc.)

Proof of health insurance (policy number, amount of premium, insurance carrier, etc.)

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