KIDS DAY : Saturday, August 1st!

What a great weekend for fun! On Saturday, parents will want to bring their kids to the future home of the Boys & Girls Club of Massena for KIDS DAY, starting at 11 AM! [Download our Kids Day Flier 2015]

KIDS DAY will be an amazing way for kids to spend a summer Saturday – featuring inflatable fun, an obstacle course, face painting, decorating the Club’s community garden, and special kid-focused programs with a focus on healthy habits and healthy fun.

The event will feature the “Museum Without Walls” from the North Country Children’s Museum, for groups of kids every half-hour from 11 AM to 1 PM.  Kids from preschool to middle school and their caregivers will love the special workshops that feature a variety of arts and science programs.

There will also be lots of fun programs that help to encourage good nutrition, regular physical activity and improve overall well-being.  The Club’s future home at 30 Bayley Road will offer healthy summer snacks for a nominal fee, and B&D Entertainment will have their inflatable fun ready for kids to enjoy until 3 PM. The Temple is also setting up an obstacle course for kids to see just how much fun exercise can be!

Kid-focused workshops will be presented throughout the event, including: Eating for Life, nutrition for kids by Bridgette Tempresta, SUNY Potsdam Student Intern at the Boys & Girls Club of Massena; Snack Down: It’s a Choice, presented by BGCM Director Debra Donatto; Amazingly Awesome Organics, with Charlene Dumas; and, Happy Smiles with Healthy Teeth, presented by Cheryl Gardner and the staff of Dr. Scruggs dental office.

Garden Share, Potsdam Co-Op, St. Lawrence Health Initiative are also among the guests we are expecting.

An important part of the event will also be a live radio remote with local celebrity Sandy Cook, an honorary chairperson for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena’s “Our Kids, Our Community” Campaign Committee. The radio broadcast will offer an opportunity to share the current status of the Club, next steps and encourage the continuing commitment by the community for this incredibly important effort.

Don’t miss this healthy fun-filled event, from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturday at the future home of the Boys & Girls Club of Massena, 30 Bayley Road, Massena!

Frenchie’s Mustang, Corvette, Camaro Car Show to Benefit the Club!

With our thanks to the folks at Frenchie’s, don’t miss the Mustang, Corvette, Camaro Car Show slated for Saturday, May 30th, from 11 AM to 3 PM on East Orvis Street … proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Massena! Gotta love these “fun” fundraising community events that support the critical programs offered by the Club for the kids of our community! Plan to stop down and enjoy the day! (Click on the image for more information.)


Volunteers Needed to Plan 5K Fundraising Run

If you have a passion for running and helping a great cause like the Boys & Girls Club, we are currently looking for volunteers who would be interested in planning this year’s 5K event. We expect to hold several planning meetings over the next month or two, but the amount of time you commit to the cause is completely up to you and greatly appreciated!

Simply send us an email with your interest in being a part of this important Club fundraising event to today!

A Special Presentation by Pierre Nzuah

On Tuesday, April 28th, the Boys & Girls Club of Massena is pleased to welcome SUNY Canton student Pierre Nzuah as a guest presenter during the Club’s Connections block at our Jefferson School location.

Pierre is from Cameroon and received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award this year for Student Excellence. He graduates in May with an engineering degree and will resume studies at Clarkson in the fall. In the meantime, he has started a nonprofit that seeks to provide educational assistance to children in Cameroon.

He’ll share with Club kids what it was like to grow up in Cameroon, and the obstacles that kids there face in getting a quality education. In return for his time, the Club is collecting a donation of school supplies in support of his efforts at home.

Please click to CONTACT US if you are interested in making a donation of school supplies for the Club to give Pierre.

Join the Boys & Girls Club at a Big Tent Event

Come by the Boys & Girls Club Food Booth at the Triple A Building Supply Annual Tent Sale, May 1, 2 & 3, on Route 37 in Massena. The Boys & Girls Club of Massena will be set up to sell hot dogs and snacks, from 11 AM to 7 PM all three days to raise funds for the Club!

Every dollar makes a difference, so come out for lunch, dinner or a snack — with all proceeds to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Massena!

Jennifer Lopez Revisits NYC Club on “American Idol”

Tune in tonight when “American Idol” judge, Club alum and BGCA National Spokesperson Jennifer Lopez returns to the New York neighborhood in the Bronx where she grew up, including the place her great future got its start, the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. Jennifer visits with the Club’s performing arts team, “K- Company,” as well as Executive Director Danny Quintero and Club Director Harold Maldonado, her childhood mentor.  “American Idol” airs tonight on FOX at 8 p.m. EDT.

Great Futures Start at Boys & Girls Clubs!

For Gifts That Keep Giving

For that impossible-to-buy-for relative, keep the Boys & Girls Club of Massena in mind this gift-giving season!

To make your tax-deductible gift in the name of someone you love, you can either click on the Donate Now button at right (remember to tell us about your honoree in the Message field), learn more about the “Our Kids, Our Community” Campaign to establish the Boys & Girls Club of Massena or print out our Pledge Form.

Please shop locally; but, if you need to order online, please do your Holiday shopping at AmazonSmile — Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Boys & Girls Club Of Massena. Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop.

Happy holidays!

Hey, Kids … Join the Club!

The Boys & Girls Club of Massena now has 90 members enrolled!!! The kids are enjoying a great variety of activities offered — including help making sure they stay caught up on their homework, fun crafts, rec time and more! Club membership is open to ALL 4th through 6th grade students.  To join, visit our Membership page or call Director Donatto at (315) 250-7806.

Now Recruiting Volunteers!

Would you consider donating a few hours a week (or month) to help make a difference in the lives of kids in our community?

Volunteers are needed for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena to work with elementary school students in grades 4-6 at our Jefferson Elementary School location. The Club operates from 3 to 6 PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You can volunteer for one or both days, one week a month or the entire month — all we ask is that you commit to being there for the full three hours on the day or days you work.

The pre-launch program began in October and the response has been GREAT … We have nearly 100 members of the Club now! And, the more volunteers we have, the more kids we can serve.  As a volunteer, you would join our paid professional staff members in being there to help these amazing kids.

Learn more on our Volunteer page and get started helping those who need us most TODAY!

Our First Day … Yeah!!!

Congratulations to CPO/Program Director Donatto, her staff and volunteers for a successful start at Jefferson School today. There were 50 kids on day one. The staff and volunteers were hard at work, engaged and doing a wonderful job!. The gym was active, the Arts and Crafts area was busy and kids in Power Hour were hard at work improving education. EXCITING TIMES!