February 
YOUTH CONNECTIONS

2019
Ross raises money for the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods


During the month of February, Ross's amazing employees are raising money for our Club.  At mid month, they had reached their goal of $2,000. Our Clubhouse members, joined the staff in asking customers to help support our Power Hour Program (homework).

 


We want to thank everyone who has participated; whether you asked for the donation or you gave a donation,
Thank You! 
 




http://givebgc.org/
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Be a STAR Program 
Our Be a STAR program (Show Tolerance and Respect) has been off to a fantastic start this year. We have delved into so many topics including bullying; RULER skills of recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotions effectively; mood meters; and general identification of emotions. This program has been running in conjunction with our SMART Moves program, so they are learning how emotions play an integral part in our day to day lives. The members have been having a fantastic time with the different activities and have shown true improvements in their social-emotional learning. 




McKinleyville teens step out of their comfort zone and try new techniques during their weekly Art program.  These teens used their feet, as a means of creative expression, to create redwoods trees. 







Eureka Teens Celebrate Valentine's Day with food and friendship. Nutrition Club prepared chocolate covered pretzels while several  parents brought in a variety of side dishes.  
  
 
 
 

Eureka and McKinleyville Teen Center youth attended an HSU basketball game in February. The kids were so excited and for some it was their first college game experience! This opportunity was available thanks to Justin Zabel from Mercer Fraser, Kevin Jenkins from McKinleyville Ace and Ryan Sundberg from Cher-Ae-Hights Casino. We are so grateful and excited for the next game!

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2019 Club Projects

Lead by, the one and only, John McBeth from O&M Industries, our Eureka Teen Center Building Renovation project has gained lots of momentum! From windows and framing, painting and electrical, to heating and plumbing, flooring and even a new parking lot, our local business community has been extremely supportive in donating their precious time and in some cases materials too! 
  
Our Clubhouse had a few touch ups last month by the Eureka Housing Authority and we are still looking to repaint the interior walls, replace the dirt/patches of grass with AstroTurf  or rubber matting. 

In partnership with McKinleyville Community Service District, our McKinleyville Teen Center has a beautiful sound proof music room. We are looking to beef up our instrument collection and put in recording equipment, so that our youth can learn and enjoy making their own work of art. 

If you are interested in helping with any of these projects, please contact our administrative office at (707) 441.1030.

 

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Eureka Clubhouse
Youth of the Month
Aiden

While Aiden is a fairly new member, he has absolutely stood out this month as an exemplary youth! Aiden is in the fourth grade at Alice Birney, where his favorite subjects are math and reading. Aiden participates in any and all Club programs that he can, and does so with quiet leadership, and a positive attitude. Aiden sets the bar and the tone of any activity he participates in by always giving his all and reminding his peers to do so as well. Aiden volunteers to pick up trash, be the end of the line to keep people in check, and is always the first to encourage his peers in games and activities. Way to go Aiden!  

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McKinleyville Teen Center
Program Assistant
Jack 
Jack Stockwell grew up in Arcata, CA where he fell in love with the many activities Humboldt has to offer. He loves to travel, play sports, especially basketball, explore the local trails by hiking or mountain biking and to go to the beach. In 2011 he received his undergraduate degree from UC Davis with a major in Sociology and a minor in Spanish.  Jack lived in Costa Rica for 9 months, Guatemala for 4 months, and last year he traveled all over Iceland. He has also had the chance to live in Oaxaca, Mexico, Portland, Oregon, and all over the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jack has been working with youth in nearly every capacity since he was 16 years old. He has coached youth sports, led backpacking trips, worked as a teacher and an aide in multiple after school programs and he has spent the last 10 summers serving as a counselor or Assistant Director at residential summer camps.
Jack most recently finished up his position developing leadership skills and employ-ability in at-risk youth at the Treasure Island Job Corps Center in San Francisco. This role, along with his past experience, prompted him to pursue a master's degree in School Counseling.










Board of Directors

Jaison Chand
John Fullerton
Dylan Sacco 
Dr. Keith Snow-Flamer   
Rod Strom
Ryan Sundberg 
Betsy Totten
Mark Wetzel 
Natasha White

President: Phillip Nicklas






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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