Halloween at the Club was full of sweets and spooky adventure! With the artistic flair of volunteers from Ophelia Theatre Group, we created an unforgettable haunted house as part of our Halloween celebration. Take a look at our collection of photos to see creative costumes and all of our Halloween fun!
A resounding thanks to the 20 volunteers from JPMorgan Chase & Company for supporting the academic achievement of our students and promoting STEM exposure! We appreciate the time, energy and effort you devoted to the Club.
During the service day, each student was paired with a volunteer to complete homework after which, the groups explored cooking, hydroponic planting, stop motion animation and the MaKey MaKey invention kit. Special thanks to Break A Difference, who made this incredible event possible!!
TJ Maxx visited the Club for for a very special afternoon of art and celebration! Volunteers joined us for Lights On After School, a day dedicated to recognizing after school programs nationwide. With the help of TJ Maxx volunteers, Club participants used teamwork and creativity to show off their after school pride! Each volunteer led a team of students in decorating paper light bulbs that were strung around the Broccoli Theatre. Thank you TJ Maxx for supporting the Club and making this year’s Lights On After School a tremendous success!
The Club had an an action-packed afternoon thanks to a visit from IMPACT Wrestling!
Professional wrestlers, Johnny IMPACT, Taya Valkyrie & Ortiz spent the afternoon in gym class answering the kids most burning questions and playing a round of kickball. We finished the afternoon with autographs and photo-ops! IMPACT also provided 100 complimentary tickets so that families could attend a taping at Melrose Ballroom. Two kids from the Club got the exciting opportunity to be the ring announcer and bell ringer for the night.
The Club kicked off the school year with our 1st Annual Back to School Boutique! Thanks to Raymour & Flanigan, the Disney Store and Hilton Garden Inn, we transformed the Broccoli Theatre into a boutique featuring new backpacks, pencils, rulers, crayons, notebooks and so much more. With the support of our partners, students and their families were able to pick out supplies and stock up for the year ahead. We wish all of our participants and their families a happy and successful school year!
We were thrilled to welcome Marshalls employees at the Club to spend an afternoon with our participants in the After School program! Volunteers kicked off their visit by helping our elementary students complete their homework in Power Hour, before heading to the gym for some fun and games.
Along with help of Coach CP, students taught volunteers Crazy Ball, a Club favorite, and everyone joined in to play - the game was filled with lots of cheering and even a few home-runs! At the end of the day, Marshalls presented the Club with a surprise grant for our Power Hour program. Many thanks to all the volunteers for generously donating their time and making it a very special Wednesday at the Club!
Thank you to the NY Jets and our favorite #49, Tony Richardson, for hosting a day of football for our summer campers! From running drills to blocking exercises to catching punts, campers got the opportunity to learn directly from a professional and receive his expert tips and instruction. The Boys & Girls Club children had a fun-filled and action-packed afternoon playing on the field, showing off their new skills, snapping photos and getting autographs. Our campers can’t wait to practice their new skills at the Club!
In celebration of Earth Day, a group of MLB employees devoted their time, energy and talent to revitalizing our Club! The Media Lab is now equipped with a branded sports desk and a full frame “Variety News” backdrop to air our very own newscasts. The playground planters are now in working order, filled with flowers and mulch! Thanks to MLB volunteers and family members for spending Earth Day at our Club.