June
YOUTH CONNECTIONS

2018
Dear Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Supporter:
http://givebgc.org/
Summer is just around the corner! This school year absolutely flew by and we are so happy to see the strides that all of our members have made this year. We would like to take this moment to give a hearty congratulations to all of our graduating seniors for the hard work they have put in over their academic careers. Some will continue on with post-secondary education, some will enter the work force, while others may choose to enter the armed forces. All of our graduating Club Members, now Club Almuni, have shown themselves to be incredibly confident and competent members of our community that will go on to be responsible, caring, and productive citizens, on their way to a Great Future. We would like to extend a tremendous thank you to everyone that has helped get these Members from the Clubhouse to the graduation stage, whether you are a parent, volunteer, staff member, board member, donor, community partner, or just a community supporter. The support and compassion from all of you is what has pushed our members to their Great Future. Congratulations Class of 2018!

Sincerely, Monica Rose, Executive Director


Board of Directors

Anita Beers 
Jason Chaind
Nancy Kay   
Chris Miller 
Lance Morton
Dylan Sacco 
Dr. Keith Snow-Flamer   
Rod Strom
Ryan Sundberg 
Betsy Totten
Mark Wetzel 


President: Phillip Nicklas

In This Issue

Save the Date! 

II Annual Philly Cheese Steak Shoppe Golf Tournament
Redwood Empire Golf & Country Club
June 29th, 2018

Cruz'n Eureka
September 6th-8th, 2018

Bids for Kids Dinner & Auction
October 13th, 2018



MemorableMoments

National Police Week Visit

Our Clubhouse members got the chance to take a special tour of the Eureka Police Department for National Police Week, May 13th-19th! Members baked cookies to give to members of the police department, and then received a tour through the facility, with pit stops to meet Police Chief Watson,  detectives, and to see the inside of the police vehicles. Members even received a gift from Chief Watson; EPD fidget spinners!



McKinleyville Middle Invades the Club!

The McKinleyville Middle School kids got to round out their long week of California Standards Testing (CST's), with a trip to the McKinleyville Teen Center. While there, youth were able to unwind and play games of pool and Foosball, while learning about the new and fun programs that will take place over the summer at the Club. 
Rethink Your Drink

May 16th was Rethink Your Drink Day, a statewide day of action in California to raise awareness of the health effects of sugary drinks. The Eureka Teen Center took to this challenge by promoting drinking water through an infused water bar. Members got to choose between a variety of fruits and herbs to infuse into their water, and were taught the exactly how much sugar they were putting into their bodies when they drink sodas, energy drinks, and sports drinks. The infused water bar was an amazing hit with our teens, and we can't wait to participate next year!

 
Second Chances Art Show: A Smashing Success!

Teen Court held their sole fundraising event of the year, the Second Chances Art Show, on May 5th, at the Ink People. The art show this year featured youth creatively addressing personal growth, transformation, and the issues that teens are facing today. Major underwriting for the event was provided by Jonathan and Erin Flyer, and the Humboldt County Bar Association. We would like to thank everyone that came out to see the show, and to all the artists that contributed!
 
FeaturedProgram


SMART Girls: 
Giving Girls Confidence

 
SMART Girls is one of the most popular and long standing programs at the Club.  SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups, spanning ages 8 to 18. Through dynamic sessions, participatory activities, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults. Our Eureka Clubhouse, Eureka Teen Center, and McKinleyville Teen Center all run SMART Girls in small groups. The Clubhouse has been focused on community service and encouraging strong relationships with adult women, as well as Clubhouse peers.The Eureka Teen Center SMART Girls group has been taking field trips to learn self-defense, and the McKinleyville Teen Center group has been working on diversity and inclusion. All together, these groups are giving girls the confidence to face the ever-changing world around them. 
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Help Us Fill Our Pantry!

Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods provides life changing Health and Lifestyles programs, like our Nutrition and Gardening Clubs. These clubs are designed to teach members the importance of healthy eating and habits, as well as how to shop and eat on a budget. We currently need help stocking our pantries! We are in need of:
  • Canned goods
  • Granola Bars
  • Fresh produce
  • Pasta
  • Snack items
 If you would like to make a donation, please contact our Administrative Assistant, Amber Larson, at office@bgcredwoods.org or (707)-441-1030.
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Eureka Teen Center Youth of the Month
Ja Niece Lowery

Our Teen Center Youth of the Month is Ja Niece! Ja Niece is 17, and attends Zoe Barnum, as well as attending classes at College of the Redwoods. Ja Niece is very active in the Teen Center, always willing to help in the kitchen or at the front desk. She will be continuing her education at College of the Redwoods and we are so excited for her next step in the world! 
ThankYou

Thank you to Mercer Fraser for our new parking lot, and to Hemmingsen Pavement Solutions for the striping in the parking lot!





WhatWeStandFor

Vision  
We envision healthy, empowered and engaged youth who appreciate and respect  themselves, each other, their families, the community and the environment.

 
Mission 
We empower youth to reach their full potential as responsible, caring and productive citizens through professionally led programs and activities that are fun, positive, and relevant in a safe, supportive, and healthy environment. 
 
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www.BGCRedwoods.org