October 2018
Hello, Boys & Girls Club of the Siskiyous' Supporter!

Our first month of the 2018-2019 after-school program has been so much fun! We've been doing art and science projects, and getting out in the garden while we still have sunshine and warm weather.

For October, we are honored to get to present the Manadoob program to our members, an internationally acclaimed social/emotional learning system for successful childhood development. Scroll down to learn more.

We have many other exciting programs scheduled for the autumn which you can find below under "Club Happenings". We are able to provide enriching and fun programming because of the wonderful support from our community.

Our appreciation for your advocacy for the youth of Siskiyou County is huge. Thank you for being a part of building GREAT FUTURES.


Noam Zimin
Executive Director
Club Happenings
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One of our
special programs this year is MANADOOB, reading and writing activities that help youth with their self-esteem. We have limited space for 8-11 year olds, so contact instructor Aya Bowman, YDP, at
to enroll your child. There is no extra cost for members who participate, but we do ask for a commitment from parents and members.
This program
starts Oct. 3.

Halloween Party

The Club will hold a Halloween Party on October 31. Mt. Shasta Elementary and Sisson Middle School will have minimum days so Club starts at 12:30pm and closes at 5:30pm. Bring your best costume!
The Boys & Girls Club of the Siskiyous is growing our Garden-to-Table program and partnering with the Siskiyou Land Trust (SLT). Members will get the chance to get their hands dirty, grow their own food, eat some fresh produce, create some fun garden art, and help build a community garden from the ground up.

Members who want to participate in this Garden-to-Table program need a signed field trip permission slip from their parents. Email info@bgcsiskiyous.org for more info.
Here are a few of our upcoming Garden-to-Table projects:

Fall Projects
Building planter boxes
Transplanting strawberries
Transplanting winter crop starts
Building garden signs
Clearing ground and planting garlic

Spring Projects
Planting peas along the fence line
Building raised beds
Planting vegetables for summer harvest
Planting rows of berries
Building an herb garden
If you or anyone you know would like to contribute to our Garden-to-Table program, consider our wish list:

Plant starts
Kid sized gloves
Small trowels
Watering buckets
Wood (2x4, 2x2, 1x6, plywood) new, used, or scraps

Questions? Call Unit Director Ben Stern at (530) 220-5055.

Members play chess, do an art project, and build geometric designs after-school.
Participants in our violin class pose with Music By the Mountain Instructor Carolyn Carl and Sisson music teacher Liz Churchill.

Our regular schedule is
Monday through Friday
2:30pm - 6:30pm.
Snacks and light meals are provided. Power Hour - Homework Assistance is available as well as our other great programs such as Triple Play, Garden-to-Table, 3D Printing.

Staff of the Month
Aya Bowman,
Youth Development Professional

Aya joined the Boys & Girls Club of the Siskiyous in the Spring 2018 and is a positive and passionate staff member. Her mission in life is to inspire and elevate the lives of those around her through compassion and creativity. She is committed to bringing this positive outlook to the Club members daily. In her spare time she enjoys spending time out in nature and channeling her creativity through
many artistic mediums. She will be running the Manadoob program.
Board of Directors:

Kirk Andrus
Mark Clure
Parish Cross
Berry Deal
Jane Huston
Greg Messer
Sheryle Neukirch
Mike Rodriguez
Heather Solus

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

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.