Change is in the air… enduring change!

Hi there, In my last message to you, I wrote about how at BGC we’ve honed our approach to working with kids by creating an environment and experience that feels very different to them: BGC is a place where they WANT to be, and where they, without even noticing, experience enduring, positive change as a…

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Summer is coming!

Hi Friend, Finally, May is here, and with it, the promise of summer! That means that here at Boys and Girls Clubs, we’re busy putting together our plans to provide thousands of kids all of the summer fun that they deserve while school is out.  If you’re reading this, then you’re already a friend of ours.  And…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hello, Did you know that amid the stories and theories and legends about the origins of Valentine’s Day, is one common element: all of the theories suggest that “Valentine”, of whom there seem to have been more than one, had altruistic intentions, and met with their end as a result. How sad, considering that now,…

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Do you see what I see?

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, according to the old Andy Williams holiday classic. It’s the season of giving, and of course, this is the time when we’re all thinking about giving to those we love, and causes we care about. After more than 80 years, Boys and Girls Clubs have learned that…

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Best. Dinner. Ever.

Last Thursday evening, Boys and Girls Clubs had a few of our besties over for dinner. You know what it’s like: you plan the best menu, get cleaned up, and wait for everyone to arrive. I’ll admit, it was a little out of the ordinary, because, well, it was 347 of our besties, it was…

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Is it really just summer camp?

Hey, Summer day camps in the city include popsicles, trips to the beach, dodge ball, arts and crafts, gardening, and on those REALLY hot days, just finding a shady spot to play a game or read… and just cool down. At Camp Potlatch, there’s swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, mass games, and new friends from far…

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