On July 28th the Club will be hosting a Career Fair for our teen members as part of the Safe Summer Streets program. We are expecting approximately 20 professionals to attend, including some Club Alumni, who will speak to teens about their careers, including how they got to their current position, their educational background, likes and dislikes of their jobs and to offer advice to the teens as they move forward with school and career choices. The professionals will be grouped into panels of four and our teen participants will rotate around to see a minimum of three panels during the night. Immediately afterwards, we will hold an outdoor barbecue. This will provide an informal arena for any follow-up questions that may have arisen during the event. The Career Fair will be open to all teen members at no cost as well as to those taking part in the Career Launch Summer Jobs program. For more information please contact Program Director, Mike Joyce at ext. 2110.
Girls Safe Summer Streets Basketball League
The 4-team Girls Safe Summer Streets Basketball League began regular season play this past week. On Tuesday, the first of two games saw the Lady Tigers defeat St. Ann’s 37-28. Elisa Miranda (13), Markiah Monteiro (12), Shalise DePina (5), Danielle French (3), Jessica Teixeira (3) and Nacomi Mercer (1) led the Lady Tigers while Maria King (12), Claire Folan (9), Taylor Ball (6) and Lauren Cavalieri (1) led St. Ann’s. In the late game the Lady Zags, behind the offense of Kayla Cox (26), Cadejia Matthews (4), Danielle Williams (4) and Brittney Andrews (2) defeated the Lady Cavs 36-21. Dominique Montrond (10), Regina Crawford (6), Jennifer Tavares (3) and Marissa Sneed (2) led the Lady Cavs. The Girls division will continue regular season play into August with two games held each Monday and Tuesday evening. For more information on the Girls Safe Summer Streets Basketball League please contact Athletic Director, Bruce Seals at ext. 2210.
Summer Program – Session #2
The first of our two sessions being offered this summer for members ages 6 to 12 will conclude this Friday, July 23rd with an Olympics Day. In addition to a variety of team events in all program areas there will be a demonstration put on by the M.B.T.A. Police. The second session, which is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 26th, will include half-day sessions for our Bantam members (ages 6 & 7) with a morning group from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and an afternoon group from 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The program for members ages 8 to 12 will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both programs operate on a Monday to Friday schedule and are offered free of charge to those with an active Club membership. Please note that participants must be pre-registered and there are only limited spots remaining. Throughout the program day members are exposed to all of our core program areas including athletics, aquatics, music, education, arts, social recreation and outdoor activities. In addition, for those members interested, we will be offering breakfast each morning at 9 a.m. and afternoon lunch at 1 p.m. through our Patriot’s Kids Café program in partnership with The Greater Boston Food Bank. Throughout the 3-week session there will be field trips to the Museum of Science, Boston Tomb, Land Sake’s Farm and Codzilla Boat Tours as well as special events such as: workshops with the Dance Collective; a visit with the Curious Creatures program; two Tile Art Workshops with the Recycle Center; the weekly M.G.A. Links program Golf Clinics in Norton, MA; and week-long off-site partnerships with the Junior Police Academy and the Irish Cultural Center Camp. The second session will also close with an Olympics Day on 8/13. For more information on the summer program please contact Vice President of Operations, Dave Bonnell at ext. 1430.
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 25th. 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 percentgrant 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 Resource Development Associate, Heather Brigham at 617-288-7120, ext. 1132.