JUNE 2020
Hello Friend of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Shasta,

First and foremost, all of us here at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Shasta hope that you, your family and friends are well, safe and healthy. Our dedication to young people and their families does not waver in times of crisis, such as the pandemic we are facing today. Our commitment to our Club kids and families is stronger than ever. And we are committed to do what ever it takes to serve the youth in our area.
The importance of our work is more evident now than ever before as we serve as a vital resource to a vulnerable population. That’s why we are leading with innovative, solution-focused strategies to meet the needs of our Club kids and families, in real-time.

Since mid-March we have adjusted to the “New Normal” and have been focusing on three primary areas: virtual programming and essential food resources for our Club members and families while our Club doors are closed-- distributing free bags of food for our families with the greatest need-- and making the necessary preparations to reopen the Club to welcome back our members for our Summer Program. 
We are excited to announce that we are reopening the Club for our Summer Program starting June 29th. In preparation of welcoming back our Club members, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Shasta has put in place preventative measures in accordance to the CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and assure that our summer program would be fully compliant with social distancing and infection prevention protocols.
Thanks to you-- our donors, partners and supporters, who remain committed to our Club during this time-- we will continue to serve the youth and families who need us most, both now and in the months and years ahead. 


Noam Zimin

We are in an unprecedented moment in history. In times like these, our collective ability to rise to the occasion and join together for the benefit of all is fortified, and a galvanizing notion that “we are in this together” is emphasized. Today, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Shasta is committed more than ever -- we are committed to remaining true to our spirit, dedication and passion to fulfill our mission to do whatever it takes to support the youth, families and the communities we serve during this crisis.
As we make the necessary preparations to reopen our doors and welcome back our Club members, we need your continued support now more than ever as the Club will play a vital role in helping youth recover a sense of emotional safety and community that may be lost during these uncertain times, and provide parents with a place for their children to be safe and well-fed while they return to work. 
We are calling on our community to help ensure the health and well-being of our kids, their families, and our community in this time of need.   We understand that these are challenging times for everyone, and as such, no gift is too small.

Summer Program Registration is Open!

Safety remains the number one priority of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Shasta and we are doing everything possible to keep children, our staff, and volunteers protected from the COVID-19 virus. We continue to monitor all updates from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local and state health departments for updated information.

Given the state of the virus in our community and with guidance from local health officials, the Club plans to reopen June 29th. Upon reopening, the following precautions will take place to ensure the health and safety of both members and staff:

  • Social distancing (i.e. only 10 youth per classroom, spaced 6 feet apart)
  • Wellness monitoring (including temperature checks)
  • Increased sterilization
  • Required hand-washing

We realize that Boys & Girls Club of Greater Shasta is the only place that some of the families in our community can turn to when schools are closed. We are monitoring this diligently and will continue to operate with these limitations in place as long as we are able to provide a safe environment for young people. As always, we place the safety of our youth and staff at the highest level. 
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Shasta will continue to provide food to Club families during these unprecedented times. If any family is interested in receiving a weekly bag of food for your family, you may register on a weekly basis by clicking the link below. Food will be available for pick-up on Friday of each week.  All Club families wishing to participate must register by Wednesday to receive your food on Friday.
This program will be running through June 19th.
Once we reopen our Club doors for the Summer, we will be transitioning into our Summer Lunch Program . The 2020 Summer Lunch Program will serve healthy meals to all youth Monday through Friday.
This 4-Week Mountain Biking Program facilitated by Shasta Gravity Adventures gives members an opportunity to learn how to tune and maintain mountain bikes, and master the basic skills of riding on the mountain! Beginner and Intermediate classes are available for youth ages 6-14.
Click below to learn more about this exciting summer program!
Thank you to all of our Club members who have become virtual pioneers with us through our innovative and exciting virtual Club platform. From storytelling, homework help, dancing, weekly Club challenges and more, we greatly enjoy seeing all of your smiling faces!

Here are some shout-outs to some of our amazing Club members from last month:
Molly Tuter

Molly is a Yellow Team member, 2nd-3rd Graders, and a Pioneer of our Virtual Club Experience. She is very energetic and loves to sing and dance during our Club Shake Outs. Molly is always ready to share a story or solve our Riddle of the Day, which she is also really good at.
Ava Workman
Ava is also a Pioneer of our Yellow Team. Ava enjoys being active during our Club Shake Outs by singing, dancing and doing yoga. She is a big fan of horses and unicorns and is often her theme when participating in our Arts and Crafts.  
Teegan Hall

Teegan is another Pioneer of our Yellow Team members. She loves to laugh and share stories with us along with always having something fun to show during Show and Tell. Teegan is always quick with a nice comment or compliment and it has been enjoyable having her part of our Virtual Club Experience.
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Rite Aid KidCents Charity
Are you a frequent Ramshaw's ACE Hardware shopper? Assist local youth by donating your reward points. 
By providing a Ramshaw's ACE Hardware staff with our phone number at check-out,
(530) 220-5055 , you will earn us reward points that will go towards fun, hands-on projects for youth at the Club. 
Thank you Mount Shasta Union School District for your continuous support of the Club! We appreciate all
that you do for our Club kids.
Many thanks to Great Northern for partnering with us to assist us in continuing to provide weekly food to our Club members enrolled in the Feed the Kids Program.

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.