By William D. Lewis
The Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown, 2105 Oak Hill Ave., offers a number of programs for area children, including sports, computer skills and homework help.
One of the programs offered, however, is a bit more old-school.
Katherine Bair, tutorial and enrichment director at the club, learned how to crochet from her mother and thought the kids at the club might want to give the traditional craft a try.
On a recent morning, a group of several girls gathered round as Bair shared her knowledge and let the girls try their hand at making a hat.
Shaniya Ray, 10, a member of the club said, “It’s cool to be able to make something.”
Bair said it is good for the kids’ self-esteem and empowering for them to be able to make useful items.
Bair added she would like to start a sewing program at the Boys and Girls Club.