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November, 2016

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Teen Program Flourishing
The 2016-2017 school year has been a busy one for all of the Club, but especially in the Nest! Over 70 teens, ages 13 through 18, have been attending our Teen Nights, which take place on Friday and Saturday evenings. Thanks to many of our local restaurants, the Club is able to offer food, along with various activities including sports tournaments, video games, and board game tournaments, along with other teen oriented activities.
One program we are especially excited about is the "Reading Buddies" program. Every day from 3:30-4:00pm, the Nest is a quiet place where teens are paired up with 1st grade "buddies". Teen members sit with a 1st grade Club member and either listen to them ready a story, or can choose to read a story to the younger member. It has been a great experience for both our younger members and teens!
The NBGC would like to extend a special thank you to the Community Foundation for Nantucket for their recent grant, in support of our Teen Program. We would also like the thank the following restaurants who have generously donated food this year: The Rose & Crown, bACK Yard BBQ, Shangri-La, Bartlett's Farm and Easy Street Cantina.

Club News Network
Big thanks to staff members, Hugh and Delroy for launching our very own Club News Network! Hugh and Delroy, along with some ambitious Club members will be keeping us up to date on Club happenings throughout the year through videos. Check out our YouTube channel and social media outlets to see their productions!
Check out the first ever CNN episode!

Club Holiday Party -  December 22nd
Join us on December 22nd for our Annual Club Holiday Party! From 3:00-5:00pm, Club members will enjoy holiday themed games, food, music, arts & crafts, ginger bread house making, cookie decorating, a photo booth and MORE!

LEGO Robotics Club to participate in State Competition
On December 11th & 12th the NBGC LEGO Robotics Club will travel to Worcester, MA to participate in their first ever state competition. The competition is part of the National Boys & Girls Club LEGO Robotics league and will feature Clubs from all over Massachusetts, We wish them the best and can't wait to report back on their experience!

Member & Youth of the Month
 Alexis Pena
Alexis Pena has been chosen for November's 2016 Member of the Month!  Alexis is 8 years old and has been a member of the Club since 2014.  You can always find Alexis in good spirits!  He is polite, helpful, kind, friendly and a good sport.  Soccer is Alexis's passion! You can find him tearing up the field at the Club playing soccer any chance that he can.  When he is playing soccer, you can see him shine as he helps other members understand the game of soccer and fair play.  Alexis participates in the Boys and Girls Club "Triple Play" national program and many other activities at the Club.  Alexis exemplifies the spirit of a well-rounded Club Kid. 
Jahlani Immanueli
Jahlani Immanueli has been chosen for November's 2016 Youth of the Month! Jahlani is 12 years old and is in 7th grade and has been a member of the Boys and Girls Club since 2011.  Jahlani dabbles in just about every imaginable club, activity or athletics here at the Club.  Over the course of five years, Jahlani has participated in Power Hour homework club, Torch Club, Reading Buddies, volunteer hall monitoring, boxing, basketball, dodgeball and Summer Camp.  He is one of the most well-rounded and notorious members here at the Boys & Girls Club.  Jahlani is smart, kind, helpful, a good sport and a bit of a jokester.  You can find Jahlani in the Nest playing pool, ping pong or doing his homework.  He loves the "Manhunt Game" field trips the most!  Jahlani takes pride in being a Club member.  .

a positive place for kids

It's that time of year again and basketball is in full swing! We are excited to begin our second season as part of the  Cape Cod Youth Basketball League. We will be fielding two teams, a 6th grade boys team and a 6th grade girls team. They will be traveling off island, playing some of the best teams the Cape has to offer. We will also be hosting home games this year - our first one taking place on December 11th. Stay connected with schedule updates and scores at
I would also like to thank all of our volunteer coaches because without you none of this would be possible!
We are looking forward to a GREAT basketball season! See you all in the gym!
Please check out the calendar on our website for schedule information and changes.
Joe H.
Athletic Director

Nantucket Boys & Girls Club | PO Box 269 | Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554 | 508-228-0158