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Staff from Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County lead students from a school bus in through the door of the Yelm location Wednesday, Sept. 4. The new Yelm branch opened in conjunction with the first day of school.

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Yelm Boys and Girls Club Branch Director Andrew Chase speaks with a student on Wednesday, Sept. 4, shortly after opening the Yelm Boys and Girls Club for the first time.

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Boys and Girls Club volunteers and staff played cornhole with students during the first day Sept. 4. The organization currently serves around 50 students enrolled at Yelm Community Schools.

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Yelm Boys and Girls Club Director Andrew Chase gives a short orientation to students on their first day at the new club. Highlights of the new program include a computer space, teen center, library, arts center and small game room.

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