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!

Community Concert Coming October 19th

Join us for a Community Concert to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Massena on Sunday, October 19th, from 6 to 8 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 Main Street, Massena.

This family-friendly, folk music event is sure to be enjoyed by people of all ages, featuring the talented, local musicians of Thirty 1 & Mandolin. Tickets are just $10 each and can be purchased in advance from the Boys & Girls Club of Massena [click here to email us your ticket request] or by contacting St. John’s Episcopal Church office at 315-769-5203.

Just one listen and you’ll be convinced that you won’t want to miss this concert! Just click on any of the music video links, below…


Amazing Grace


Lean on Me


Proud Mary

Volunteer Training Rescheduled for October 15th

The training program for individuals interested in volunteering with the Boys & Girls Club of Massena has been changed from Monday, September 29th, to :

Wednesday, October 15th.

The Boys & Girls Club of Massena is currently recruiting volunteers who will work with students in grades 4 – 6 as part of the pre-launch program funded by the Alcoa Foundation at Jefferson Elementary School starting in October.

To register your interest in becoming a volunteer and to receive additional details about the October 15th training, please send an email to info@bgcmassena.org or learn more by visiting our Volunteer page.

Become a volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club of Massena … it will be tremendously rewarding for you and will help create Great Futures for the kids of our community.

Now Recruiting Volunteers!

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.

We are looking for a Program Assistant!

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!

Zumba and Zombies … Oh my?!?!

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.]

Want to make sure you get any updates on upcoming events? Use the contact us form to let us know what you’re interested in; and, if you haven’t yet, click on the “Follow” button at the bottom of this page to be notified when we post updates.


Alcoa Foundation Awards Grant to BGCM!

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.]

Assemblywoman Russell Shares BIG News

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!