Dear Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Supporter:
Our summer program is now over and as we look back, we have so much to be grateful for! We have been blessed with so many in-kind donations, from new school supplies to a new parking lot, windows, internal framing, plumbing, painting and many other items in between, all donated by local businesses. We have had an increase in local business sponsorships for our special events and programs. We have had the financial support from the Department of Health and Human Services, Measure Z, local business such as Owsley Electric and O&M Industries, several foundation; both local and out of the area, and we can't forget about our individuals donors. Our community has unquestionably come together to provide a safe, positive environment for our local youth, to learn and grow, to experiment and excel, and to see that they have an opportunity for a Great Future! Generosity has been abundant!  Looking forward, we have our two major fundraising events right around the corner. Cruz'n Eureka marks its 24th year and is a three day event that includes a poker run, three show & shines, a movie at the Eureka Theater, a BBQ and Cruz through Old Town. Our Bids for Kids- Masquerade Ball will be an event you don't want to miss! We will be auctioning off items such as a 5day, 4night vacation for 2 at Cancun-Cabo San Lucas or Puerta Vallarto, court side tickets to a Sacramento Kings game with hotel accommodations, a poker party for 20 at Cher-ae-heights, several staycations, and so much more. These are both exciting and fun opportunities to continue to support our youth and you will see dates below. Our Board of Directors, Staff and members thank each and every one of you for supporting and investing in our youths futures!
If you have any questions or would like to become involved, please contact our office at (707) 441-1030. 
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 
Natasha White

President: Phillip Nicklas

In This Issue

Save the Date! 

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

Day for Kids
September 15th, 2018

Bids for Kids Dinner & Auction
October 13th, 2018


Fossil Excavation
Look out, future archeologists coming through! Our Clubhouse members were able to try their hand at fossil excavation during a special Project Learn lesson. Project Learn is a year round program focused on Academic Success through high yield learning activities and community involvement. This special archeology lesson included a dive into the definition of fossils, as well as what a job as a geologist or archeologist might entail. Members were even able to take home the fossils that they found!


Hoop It Up!

The Klamath Teen Center hosted a 3 on 3 basketball tournament during the Salmon Festival on August 18th, 2018. 11 teams participated in the tournament with teams from Crescent City, Klamath, Hoopa, and Eureka. Pictured are the winners of the high school division and the middle school division. The Klamath Club was able to raise over $700 with proceeds from the tournament, concessions stand, and 50/50 raffle.

Talent Show Time

Collaboration with partners!   McKinleyville Teen Center collaborated with Kids Camp, a program of McKinleyville Parks and Recreation, on the 2018 Teen Center Showcase. During the showcase, members of both the McKinleyville Teen Center and Kids Camp were able to show off their unique talents onstage at Azalea Hall. Acts included singing, playing music that they had composed themselves, and acting. Our members were extremely supportive of their peers and give each other a pat on the back. Members not only conquered their fears and came out of their shells, they also practiced being attentive, respectful, and encouraging audience members.

Rides, Food and Fair Fun!

Eureka Teen members worked hard facilitating several different fundraisers this summer.   Their goal was to attend the Humboldt County Fair. Their hard work and dedication paid off, which reinforced that a strong work ethic leads to success. They went on almost all of the rides, enjoyed each others' company and even made some new friends. For a some members, it was a first time and for all it was a great bonding experience!

Annual Leaders Planning Session

On July 26, Teen Court Staff met with youth Leaders to discuss new innovations that the youth want to implement during court sessions, and how they wish to structure their Leaders program this year. They did tremendous work in mapping out a new structure for them to facilitate and lead their bi-weekly meetings. We look forward to helping them shape their upcoming productive and active year in the Leaders program.


Joyful Noise!  Music Camp

Clubhouse members enjoyed a summer filled with music, thanks to the Joyful Noise! Music Camp. Members were able to participate in classes that included singing, percussion, guitar, and even piano. Attendance at the camp allowed participants to earn special prizes, like their own music shakers, toys, or a camp t-shirt on the last day of camp. This opportunity for our youth is provided in conjunction with Calvary Lutheran Church, and music teacher Melissa Cherry.


Help Us Fill Backpacks!

Every year, the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Clubhouse helps our members go back to school set up for success, with backpacks filled with all the school supplies they need for the year. Almost 99% of our members are on free/reduced lunch and almost 20% of our members are homeless or in foster care. Help us set up our youth for a year of success by donating school supplies! We still need:
  • New backpacks
  • Wet glue
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Rulers
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Glue sticks
  • Pencil cases
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • Wide-ruled notebooks
  • Child size scissors
  • Loose leaf paper

If you would like to make a donation, please contact our Business Manager, Amber Larson, at or (707)-441-1030.

Eureka Teen Center Youth of the Month
Ne'vaeh West

Ne'vaeh West became a BGCR member at ripe age of five. She started at the Clubhouse and as she aged out, she began attending the Teen Center. Ne'vaeh sets a great example for the other members by actively participating in multiple programs including: Girl Space, helping with Senior Resource Center, Nutrition Club, and Gardening Club. She is now in Keystone, and has taken on the responsibility of the Presidency. She is a great role model to her peers and younger siblings. Ne'vaeh enjoys art, cooking, and music.  Great job Ms. West!



Angelique Hennessy
McKinleyville Teen Center
Unit Director

Angelique Hennessy grew up in the Pacific Northwest and spent her twenties in Los Angeles acting in independent films and working at various nonprofits. In 2012, she received her BA in Film Theory from California State University, Northridge. She moved to Humboldt shortly after to be close to family, and once she arrived, she realized that she wanted a career working with at-risk youth. She got her substitute teaching credential and started subbing K-12 all over the county.  She is excited to bring her experience and passion to the McKinleyville Teen Center. In her spare time, Angelique likes to hang out with her partner and cats, craft, watch old movies, and go to shows.

Thank you Eureka Police Department and Living The Dream Ice Cream for the Ice Cream Social!
Thank you Camp Unalayee!




Summer Memories


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