August 
YOUTH CONNECTIONS

2017
Dear Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Supporter:
http://givebgc.org/
My name is Monica Rose and I am the new Executive Director for the Club.  I began working for our Club in 2001.  I have served in many different positions throughout my tenure, from running programs and activities with youth, to supervising and training staff as well as volunteers.  I am excited to move into this new role where I can serve our community in a new capacity.  I want to thank each of you for your continued support as our organization completes this transition. 
Board of Directors
Anita Beers 
Nancy Kay 
Wendy Kerr  
Chris Miller 
Phillip Nicklas 
Dylan Sacco 
Dr. Keith Snow-Flamer 
Ryan Sundberg 
Mark Wetzel 

President: Rodney Strom

Save the Date!  
Cruz'n Eureka
24th Annual Car Show
September 7-9

Philly Cheese Stake Shoppe
Golf Tournament
September 8

Bids for Kids
Annual Dinner & Auction
September 30 





MemorableMoments



Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods in Klamath

The Boys & Girls Club is excited to be partnering with the Yurok Tribe to open a new Teen Center location in Klamath. Our soft opening for the Klamath site was on July 19th, and included outdoor arts and crafts, computer time, board games, and even a little billiards competition. We are incredibly excited to be working so close with the Yurok Tribe for the opportunity to bring Boys & Girls Club values and programs to Klamath youth.  
(Pictured from right to left): Unit Director Nicole Dowd, Program Assistant Lance Bates, and Program Director Tara Jordan. 


Camp Odyssey

For the past four weeks, Arcata youth have had the opportunity to participate in Camp Odyssey, a five week summer program at Laurel Tree Charter School that focuses on small group interactions centering in the theme of environmental study and exploratory learning. Members participated in field trips to the Arcata Marsh, Humboldt State University, and even the Trinidad Beach and HSU Marine Laboratory. 



Teen Center Members at Marz Project

Our McKinleyville and Eureka Teen Centers recently paired together, working on their SLAP program. SLAP (standing for Songs, Lyrics, and Poetry) focuses on having members creating their own original pieces of music or poetry, which culminated in the opportunity to go on a field trip to the Marz Project to create their own beats to add to their lyrics. This program is unique in providing a small group of members a place to explore and cultivate their passions. 
 
Teen Center Family Dinner Night

Our Teen Center Family Night is sponsored by the CalFresh program. Every month our Nutrition Club prepares, cooks and serves a healthy meal to members and their families. This month, members were able to take the lettuce that they harvested in the garden and pair it with barbecue chicken sandwiches, and fresh fruit salad. 
Joyful Noise! Music Camp

This summer at the Clubhouse, members have been able to participate in a music camp in conjunction with Calvary Lutheran Church. Members have been learning how to count music and read notes, while also having the opportunity to play shakers, tambourines, drums, and recorders. All their new found music skills will culminate in a special performance on Sunday August 6th at Calvary Lutheran Church, where they will be performing a song with choreography taught by Melissa Gussin. 
FeaturedProgram



Nutrition Club and Garden Club:
Sponsored by CalFresh

After months of dutiful care and upkeep, our Garden Club members have finally been able to enjoy the fruits of their labor! Members at the Clubhouse harvested zucchini, cucumbers, and green beans, while the Eureka Teen Center members have been able to enjoy lettuce, green beans, and strawberries. In all, members were able to harvest over 2 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables! All of those fruits and vegetables were then able to be used by the Nutrition Club to cook side dishes for Family Dinner Night. All of these programs are sponsored by CalFresh, which provides starter seeds, educational materials, food, and assistance for our gardening and nutritional programs. 
 
SupportTheClub


In Need of School Supplies!

As our summer draws to a close, it's time to start thinking about the upcoming school year! This transitional time in the year can be extremely challenging for many families who cannot afford new school supplies for their youth. Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods provides members who cannot afford their own supplies all the materials they would need to get back into the swing of school in style. We are looking for notebooks, loose leaf paper, pens, markers, crayons, colored pencils, and backpacks. If you would like to make a donation of school supplies, please contact our Adminstrative Assistant Amber Larsen at office@bgcredwoods.org or (707)-441-1030.
AcrossTheMovement

 
Katy Perry Wants YOU to Volunteer! 
 

Katy Perry is supporting Boys & Girls Clubs with her Witness Tour this fall. During her tour, she will be donating proceeds from her ticket sales to Boys & Girls Clubs. In addition, she is giving away 100 tickets to fans who support Clubs through volunteering.

Learn more about this amazing opportunity, and how you can get involved at http://bgca.org/katyperry

 
ThankYou

 
Thank you New Trend Wireless for your continued support!



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. 
 
Visit Us Online At
www.BGCRedwoods.org