April
YOUTH CONNECTIONS

2018
Dear Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Supporter:
http://givebgc.org/
What a month! We have had such a fun and exciting March, and we are anticipating an even more eventful April! This month, we are able to shine a light on our wonderful Youth Development Professionals, through National Boys & Girls Club Week. All of our staff are dedicated and caring, with a passion for youth and the positive place that Club is. Every day, magical moments take place through our blue doors, and our program staff are at the heart of what it means to be a part of the Boys & Girls Club, whether through one-on-one mentoring, a game of basketball, or a community service project. I invite you to come join us in celebrating our Youth Development Professionals, as well as all things Boys & Girls Club by taking a tour this Boys & Girls Club Week, April 9th-13th, or at our Boys & Girls Club Week Celebration on Saturday, April 14th, from 12:00pm-4:00pm. If you would like to take a tour of the Club, please feel free to call our Administrative Office at (707) 441-1030 to schedule a time. Come witness how our staff help us truly make the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods the place to become. 
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! 

Boys & Girls Club Week
April 9th-13th, 2018

Youth of the Year Reception
Ingomar Club 
April 12th, 2018

Vines by the Sea
Pierson Park, McKinleyville
April 21st, 2018, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Second Chances Art Show
Ink People 
May 5th, 2018



MemorableMoments

Teen Court at North Coast Youth Summit

Our Teen Court Leaders had an incredible opportunity to lead a workshop at the North Coast Youth Summit. The workshop, held at the College of the Redwoods campus, focused on socio-economic disparities in the juvenile justice system and how the community and individuals can work to ensure equity and justice for all youth. Our Teen Leaders did an incredible job with the workshop and showed just how important youth voices are in the justice system. 



#together Movement in McKinleyville

Our McKinleyville Teen Center is incredibly excited to be working with McKinleyville Middle School to push the #together movement with the local teens. This social media movement is to promote togetherness and alliance to peers that may be struggling. Middle school is a time of change and confusion for all, but can be especially difficult for teens that are questioning who they are, having a hard time making friends, or teens that are dealing with a form of bullying. This movement is a reminder for any and all teenagers in the midst of change that they are not alone. 
They Work Out!

This month Mckinelyville and Eureka Teen Center Triple Play Clubs joined forces for a fund day of cardio exercises. Triple Play, a Healthy Lifestyles Club, takes a holistic approach to health and wellness, focusing on mind, body, and soul to ensure our youth are as healthy as they can be. Teens got to participate in calisthenics in the gym, Just Dance in the games room, and activities in the weights room. While this is the first time our Triple Play programs have teamed up, this certainly won't be the last!

 
  Clean Up, Clean Up, Everybody Clean Up!

Thanks to a generous donor, our Clubhouse is now more stocked up on cleaning supplies! The Clubhouse accepts donations of toys, games, and furniture, but we are always in need of every day items, like hand sanitizer, all purpose cleaner, cleaning wipes, and floor cleaner. If you would like to make a donation to any of our sites, please feel free to call our Administrative Office at (707) 441-1030.

 
Klamath Teens Kick Butts!

Our Klamath teens had an incredible opportunity to participate in the Department of Health and Human Services's Tobacco Use Prevention Program to learn more about preventing tobacco use in their community. Tobacco prevention ties directly with our SMART Moves program, allowing teens to discuss how best to form healthy habits and resist the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. While tobacco use in teens has been steadily declining in the past 18 years, according to the California Department of Public Health, tobacco use in 10th graders still stood at 10.3%, as of 2016. Thanks to the Tobacco Use Prevention Program, out teens learned how to be part of the generation that is tobacco free!

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Boys & Girls Club Week: Celebrating All Things Club!

 
Coming up on April 9th-13th, 2018, Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods will be participating in National Boys & Girls Club Week, a celebration through Boys & Girls Club of America that celebrates all things Boys & Girls Club. Each day will be dedicated to different critical aspect of the Club, including our Youth Development Professionals, members acts of service, and the everyday moments that make Boys & Girls Clubs the place to become. This week long celebration will culminate in our annual BGC Week Celebration on Saturday, April 14th, from 12pm-4pm. This week is a great chance for our organization to highlight the life changing programs and staff that are dedicated to ensuring our youth have the opportunity to become all that they can be. Come join us for our BGC Week Celebration and find out why great futures start at Boys & Girls Club.
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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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Teen Court Youth of the Month
Imagine Morales

March recognition went to Imagine Morales. Imagine has served as clerk, juror, and recently got trained as a student attorney. He handled his first case right after being trained. He is also considering becoming a Teen Court Leader. We welcome his enthusiastic participation and thank him for all of his dedication to Teen Court!
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Staff of the Month
Harold Jones, 
Klamath Unit Director
 
Meet Harold Jones, our Klamath Unit Director! Harold is 29 and grew up in Crescent City, CA. He graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in recreation administration with an emphasis on outdoor adventure. Some of his favorite hobbies are fishing, bakpacking, basketball, and hot yoga. He is a proud member of the Yurok Trive, and is, "thankful for the opportunity to share my love of recreation with the youth in my community on the reservation". We are incredibly excited to have Harold representing our Klamath Club!

ThankYou

Thank you to Beacom Construction and Heartwood Design Build for installing all new windows in the front of the Teen Center!







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