For all those marvelous folks in the community and local colleges who have been waiting for the chance to offer their time and talents, we are now putting together our amazing group of volunteers who will make a huge difference in the lives of kids at our Club!
Volunteers are needed to work with elementary school students in grades 4-6, providing academic tutoring, recreation, technology education, and leadership/character-building activities. Held at Jefferson Elementary School for this pre-launch phase, the Club will run from 3 to 6 PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You can volunteer for either or both days; but, we do need you to commit to the full three hours on the day or days you work.
The pre-launch program will begin in mid-October, but all volunteers must attend a mandatory training on the evening of September 29th. If you are in college and your class schedule does not fit our program hours for the fall semester, but you would like to try to work with our program in the spring semester, we encourage you to sign up now and attend the training so that everything will be in place for you to join us in the spring.
Learn more on our Volunteer page.
It’s incredibly exciting as we get really, really close to extending an offer of employment for our CPO / Program Manager for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena. And, that’s not all!
We also need a high-energy youth worker to lead activities and provide positive supervision for groups of children starting in October 2014 as our Program Assistant. This position is perfect for college students (especially education or other youth-related majors) and teachers looking for after-school work… visit our Careers page to read more!
Don’t miss two awesome ways to have a great time and help support the Boys & Girls Club of Massena!
Plans are coming together for an outdoor Zumbathon that will be held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce’s Harvest Festival. Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 6th, starting at 1 PM when local Zumba instructors, led by Massena’s Monica Boyea, take participants through a dance fitness party in downtown Massena. This special event will help raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena with a fun, healthy afternoon activity for all experience levels and anyone age 10 or older. (And, be on the lookout for our Zumba Local Celebrity Challenge.)
Plus, you definitely won’t want to miss the 2nd Annual 5K ZOMBIES Run! planned for Saturday, October 25th. Presented in partnership with the Seaway Valley Prevention Council, human runners and a zombie horde will converge for some fun fundraising and exercise just in time for Halloween. The fate of the human population rests in your hands. Will there be any survivors left, or will the Zombie masses take over the world? There’s only one way to find out. Don’t miss this fun event and help save humankind. [Find more details by clicking here.]
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Today brought more incredible news for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena: Alcoa Foundation has awarded an $85,000 grant to launch a pilot program to assist youth in the community prior to the Club moving into its new home on Bayley Street in Massena.
The Alcoa Foundation funds will allow the Club to offer three national Boys & Girls Club programs to approximately 100 Massena-area youth during the 2014-2015 school year at a temporary location while fundraising efforts continue and the permanent Club site is renovated. The initial programs will focus on academic intervention and leadership development. [Click here to read the announcement.]
The Boys & Girls Club of Massena is currently seeking an exceptional and passionate Program Director / CPO to lead us through our pre-launch phase. Please visit our Careers page for details.
The establishment of a Boys and Girls Club in Massena took a huge step forward Friday with an announcement from NYS Assemblywoman Addie Jenne Russell that she has submitted a request for $250,000 through the Community Capital Assistance Program on behalf of the Club.
You read that right… $250,000.
Check out the details: PressRelease_RussellJuly2014R
Pictured at the future home of the Club on Bayley Road for the July 18th press conference are (l to r) Tricia Wilson, 1st Vice President; Tim Lashomb (2nd Vice President); Gabe Hinkley, Program Committee Chair; Assemblywoman Russell; Tim Currier, President; Loren Nowak, Finance Committee Chair; Betty Wolfe, Director; Anne-Marie Lucid, Director; Richard Cook, Director; Rhonda Rodriguez, Secretary; and, Carina Cook — future Club kid!
And, just as likely, you’ve probably missed us… but we are definitely still here! Things have seemed kind of quiet in recent months but we’ve been really busy working on our Club funding and preparing to welcome kids to a September start date for the Boys & Girls Club of Massena. More details will be coming soon!
There are literally 100 suggestions of ways that you can celebrate BGC Week with the kids you care about! For the whole 100, click here.
Another awesome idea any time of year is to plan a fun-raising / fundraising event with your family and friends and donate the proceeds to help us open the doors of your Boys & Girls Club of Massena! Use the Donate Now button at right or click here to contact us.
Massena’s Club is coming but you don’t have to wait to celebrate the spirit of Boys & Girls Clubs by spending time with an important kid in your life.
Here is another great idea. Do you have one to share? Post it below!
It’s National Boys & Girls Club Week with 4,000 doors nationwide swinging open so communities can see for themselves how Great Futures begin at Boys & Girls Clubs. Even though our Club’s doors aren’t open just yet, you can still celebrate the spirit of Boys & Girls Clubs by spending time with an important kid in your life.
Here is just one idea … more will come in the days ahead.