The gymnasium at Harriman Middle School filled up quickly with young people on the first day of the Boys & Girls Club opening.
Cheerful voices echoed off the walls on Monday.
“I just thought it was a good place to excel and do better,” said Adrianna Hicks.
“I thought it would be a good place. I love sports, so I thought it would be a pretty fun place (to play games),” said Hailey Ladd.
Hicks said children today often get into trouble after school because they have “something to prove.”