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Annual Recognition Night

Boys & Girls Club to Host Annual Recognition Night

The Club is pleased to announce that the Annual Member Recognition Night will be held on Thursday, June 25 with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The Recognition Night is the highlight of the program year and a chance to recognize participation and achievement in all of the Club’s program areas.

On this night members and their parents can look forward to the presentations of the prestigious Youth of the Year Awards, Program Director Awards and many individual program awards. Invitations were mailed to all of the award winners and their families. Parents will need to purchase their seats ($3 per person) in advance which will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until capacity has been reached. Please note that reservations will not be accepted over the phone and that the Recognition Night spots will fill fast. For more information on the Recognition Night please contact Dave Bonnell, Vice President of Operations at Ext. 101.

Rodman Ride For Kids Event Approaching

The Boys and Girls Club, along with other collaborating youth serving agencies, will be participating in the approaching Rodman Ride for Kids. The Ride is a 25, 50 or 100 mile bike ride through the towns of Southeastern, Massachusetts which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 26. As the event approaches, the Boys and Girls Club is actively seeking teams of riders (5 riders constitute a team), individual riders, sponsors and volunteers. 100 percent of all funds raised go directly to the agencies. In addition, funds raised from our sponsors and riders will be matched with a 15 percent grant through the Ride. Last year’s event was a tremendous success and a fun day for everyone involved. Anyone interested in participating in the event, or gaining more information, should contact Director of Resource Development, Kip Parker at ext. 136.

Boys & Girls Club to Host 20th Year of Safe Summer Streets

For the 20th consecutive summer the Club will be expanding summer hours during July and August for our teen membership. The Safe Summer Streets program, begun in 1990, will keep the Club open from 5 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. on a Monday through Saturday schedule beginning Monday, June 29.

Program offerings as part of Safe Summer Streets include: the 16-team Basketball League, Summer Swim Team, Open Gyms, Open Swims, the Career Prep Summer Jobs program and Field Trips to name a few. The seven-week on-site program will also include small group club activities, inter-club activities and limited transportation each evening.

Some of the special events planned include the Family Night (June 30), Color War (July 2), SSS All-Star Basketball Team vs. Ireland National Team (July 6), the Keystone Club’s “Opportunity for Community” Day (July 11), the Inter-Club Field Day (July 22), Bus Trip to Six Flags (7/24), Junior Class Night (7/28), College Alumni Night (July 29), Career Fair (August 5), Mothers & Mentors Dinner (August 12), the Semi-Formal Dance (August 14) and the Girls Trip to New York City (August 15). The summer program will conclude with two off-site activities – Camp Northbound for 150 Club members in Maine the week of August 17 and our annual five-day Disney World trip with a group of 100 the week of August 24.

The Safe Summer Streets program is open to all teens in the community age 13 to 18 who are registered members of the Boys and Girls Club. If you are currently not a member all you will need to do is stop by any one of our three locations, pick up an application, pay a $5 membership fee and provide proof of age. You will then have a one-year membership.

Please note that this program extends to our teen members located in the Harbor Point community of Dorchester who attend our Walter Denney Youth Center Unit. Transportation from the Denney Center will be provided to all teens looking to take part in activities. We strongly encourage you to spend your summer vacation meeting new friends and participating in any of the activities listed above. For more information please contact Teen Directors, Xiomara Alicea or Tome’ Andrade at ext. 122.