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 info@BGCMassena.org 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 http://smile.amazon.com/ch/90-0995828 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!

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.