Dear Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Supporter:
Fall is here! During this first part of the school year, the Boys & Girls Club has been focusing on all of our members getting good grades, and maintaining them through the first semester. Over 125 youth are receiving homework help and tutoring daily in our after school programs.  Thank you Jackie McBeth for being instrumental in filling our youths back packs with school supplies!   Our Masquerade Ball is right around the corner, on October 13th at the Sequoia Conference Center. We will be honoring Ryan Sundberg as our "Lance Madson Champion For Youth". This will be the most fun dinner and auction yet, so come dressed formal, informal, with or without a mask, you will have a great time either way! This is our largest fundraiser of the year and all of the proceeds from this event support our local organization. The success of this event helps to insure that we are able to provide programs, to youth ages 5-18, that focus on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Good Character and Citizenship. Tables are filling up fast, so if you are interested you can reserve a table or tickets at    http://bgcredwoods.org/bids4kids. I thank each of you for investing in our youth!   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! 

Bids for Kids Dinner & Auction
October 13th, 2018

Giving Tuesday 
November 27th, 2018


Random Acts of Science

Fun Fridays at the Clubhouse aren't all fun and games, they're also science! During one of our Fun Fridays, members were able to use the scientific method to determine which bottle of soda, Diet Cola, Cola, or Lemon Lime, would produce the highest explosion. Members also tested out various methods of getting the Mentos inside the bottles of soda, with dispensers made of Legos, cardboard, and foam. The highest explosion was still with the old classic, Diet Cola!


Making a Splash at Power Hour

Our Klamath Club members were rewarded for their hard work and dedication in our Power Hour program with an awesome pool party last Friday. Club members were required to attend 70 percent of the Power Hour sessions that were available. Staff want to ensure that all members start off the school year strong and ready to focus on their academics. JOM tutors from the Yurok Tribe are available during Power Hour to help assist youth with high level math and English homework. We are thankful for our partnership with the Yurok Education Department!

Ending Gender Stereotypes

The McKinleyville Teen Center decided to combine SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood, programs that focus on helping young women and men transition into healthy adulthood, and which are usually kept separate, for a special program this month dedicated to analyzing harmful gender stereotypes. Members took part in a discussion and had the opportunity to answer true or false questions afterword. Members were incredibly mature and insightful, and the discourse was truly powerful and eye-opening.

Clean Up, Everybody Do Your Share

On Monday September 17th, Keystone members from our Eureka Teen Center jumped into the community to clean up the streets. Twelve members focused on a three block radius of the Teen Center for 2 hours.  As a team, they removed litter, recycling, and other debris.  Keystone Club give  teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience, and conduct activities in three areas: academic success, career exploration and community service. 

Tabling at Redwood Pride Festival

On September 29th, Teen Court had four youth volunteers, one intern and staff, along with one local attorney volunteer- Damara Moore attend this years Annual Pride Festival.  They played a special dice game to introduce visitors to the juvenile justice system, handing out buttons and stickers, and made recruitment efforts.  The booth was a huge success due to the committed volunteers. Thank you!



Nutrition Club

Cooking Crew (Nutrition Club) is one of the most successful programs at the McKinleyville Teen Center. Each week on Tuesday and Thursday, members gather in the commercial kitchen and learn how to prepare and cook a healthy dish for themselves and their loved ones. This month, one of the Teen Center's high school members, Quin, brought in his sous vide cooker and helped teach younger members how to use it to make pulled pork. The sous vide cooker takes 24 hours, so on Tuesday, members seasoned the pork and put it in the cooker and on Wednesday, they enjoyed pulled pork sandwiches for snack time.



New or gently used wish list items:

Folding tables

Incentives- Toys, game cards (all sorts), gift cards, movie passes, etc. 

Electronics- Headphones,  X-Box 360 controllers/ Wii controllers/ PS3 controllers 
Desk top computers 2015 or newer

Instruments- Guitars, ukuleles, flutes, drums.

Board Games ages 5-18
Kitchenware- Silverware, bowls and plates, mixing bowls and utensils .

Sports Equipment- Footballs, flags, hula hoops, jump ropes,  Dodgeballs (Soft), Whiffle balls, handballs, basketballs. 

Art Supplies- Paint, brushes, pastels, canvas, construction paper, tissue paper, colored pencils and washable markers. 

Books- Comic/Anime, sets for 2-5 graders. 



Teen Court
Youth of the Month
Ismale Alvarez

Ismael is an awesome young person who we recruited from the Teen Center in April of this year.  He has become steadily more involved in Teen Court, recently stepping up to serve as clerk several times, which clearly boosted his confidence.   After that service, Ismael stepped up to a new level and is now scheduled to attend our Attorney training in October.  We are really happy to have Ismael joining our program!  


Taylor Gatti
Eureka Clubhouse
Program Director

Taylor moved to Humboldt County over five years ago to pursue her goal of earning a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science at Humboldt State University. Her goal is to create policies that would help fund programs such as the Boys & Girls Club. In Taylor's spare time, she enjoys kayaking, watching sports and adventuring. She also likes to travel around trying new food, which helps her appreciate the diversity within people and culture. She enjoys running programs like Project Learn, Money Matters and Triple Play.  


Thank you Cruz'n Eureka Sponsors!
Richard R. Reed Foundation
Kreations Auto Body
Lithia Chrysler Dodge of Eureka
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Eureka Napa 
Eureka Elks Lodge #652
Shaw & Petersen Insurance, Inc.
Northwood Auto Plaza
McCrea Nissan-Subaru
George Petersen Insurance Agency, Inc.
Harper Motors
Compass Community Credit Union
Mid-City Motor World
McCrea Nissan-Subaru
Don's Rent-All
Pacific Towing
Quality Body Works
BJR Recycling, INC.
Coast Central Credit Union
Diane Noakes
Pacific Seafood
Tranquility Lane Farms
Three Creek Farms
Rendezvous Music & Gaming
Jim DeMartini/Cloverdale Law
Martin, Hutchinson, & Hohman CPA

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