Hey, Kids … Join the Club!

The Boys & Girls Club of Massena is now accepting members for the 2015-16 school year! We are expecting an even greater year with Club now held four days a week, starting on September 21st: Mondays & Tuesdays, we’re using the facilities at Jefferson School and Wednesdays & Thursdays, we’ll meet at Madison. And, Club membership has also been expanded this year to include ALL 3rd through 6th grade students, from any school in and around Massena. Kids will enjoy great activities, cool learning projects, help with homework, fun crafts, rec time and more!  Membership forms will be sent home with students the first week of school; or, you can visit our Membership page or call Director Donatto at (315) 250-7806 to get registered.

Trivia Night Success!

Wow, what fun everyone had at the 2nd Annual Trivia Game Night to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Massena! Trivia Master Mike Viskovich challenged the 16 teams of four to pull answers out of their collective memories on a range of topics on Saturday, November 7th at the Elks Lodge on Bowers Street, Massena. [Click for more.]

First Place Honors Awarded to Team Ferocious Fliers of NNCS.

First Place Honors Awarded to Team Ferocious Fliers of NNCS.

Don’t Miss Trivia Game Night

Get your team together and get your game on for a night of friendly competition to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Massena! Join Trivia Master Mike Viskovich on Saturday, November 7th, starting at 7 PM for Trivia Game Night at the Elks Lodge on Bowers Street, Massena.

Area businesses, organizations and friends are encouraged to put a team of four together and preregister to ensure your spot in the competition — just send your team information and registration donation prior to October 31st.

Click to learn more & register!

We Are Hiring!

The Boys & Girls Club of Massena is currently seeking five paid staff members for the 2015-16 program to lead activities and provide positive supervision for groups of children starting in September 2015. The positions are ideal for college students (especially education or other youth-related majors) and teachers looking for after-school work.

We are hiring two (2) Program Assistants and three (3) Program Staff.

Keys to success in all of these positions will include a positive, high-energy outlook; experience working with youth ages 5-12 or college courses in a youth-related field; and ability to serve as a positive role model for young people. Experience planning, leading and supervising activities for children that are fun, educational, age-appropriate and structured is especially helpful.

Details and instructions on how to apply is now available on our Careers page. (We are also looking for caring volunteers, click here to learn more.)

Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately until the positions are filled in anticipation of a 2015-16 program start date of September 21st.

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 3-6 at our Club locations: Monday & Tuesday at Jefferson, and Wednesday & Thursday at Madison Elementary School. The Club operates from 3 to 6 PM when school is in session. You can volunteer for as many days a week or month your schedule allows — all we ask is that you commit to being there for the full three hours on the day or days you work.

The 2015-16 program will begin on Monday, September 21st! 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!

For Gifts That Keep Giving

For that impossible-to-buy-for relative, keep the Boys & Girls Club of Massena in mind during the 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 http://smile.amazon.com/ch/90-0995828 and support us every time you shop.

Every dollar makes a difference in the lives of our community’s kids!

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.]