The Code Blue Coalition provides shelter, food, toiletries, and other services to at-risk individuals when the temperature drops below freezing. Our Red Bank Unit Director, Ebony Holloway, serves on the advisory council for Code Blue, an initiative organized by a long-time Club supporter Reverend Terrence Porter of Pilgrim Baptist Church. On Thursday, November 15th, organizers, community members, and [...]
Red Ribbon Week is the nation's largest and oldest drug prevention campaign, and our kids participated in several awareness-raising activities throughout the week. We were very fortunate to have officers from the Asbury Park Police Department spend some time with us, sharing personal stories about how drugs and their associated violence have impacted our [...]
On Wednesday, November 14th, our staff, board members, volunteers, and guests enjoyed a beautiful evening at Watermark in Asbury Park to celebrate the Great Futures Awards. Congratulations again to our honorees Tim Hearne, Susan Brundage, Lunch Break, and Fredric Lavinthal. Big thank you to our sponsors New Jersey Natural Gas, Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi [...]
When and how did you first become involved in the Boys & Girls Club? In 2013, I began participating in various activities for the Club, like running the marathon relay and attending fundraising events. After a few years, I decided to become a committee member of the Club's annual event, A Most Unusual Evening (MUE). [...]
Never been to a Most Unusual Evening? Expect the unexpected when you arrive at the Asbury Lanes on March 9th. Our biggest fundraiser of the year does NOT disappoint, and this year's carnival freakshow theme will provide plenty to marvel at! Check back for more information coming soon to BGCMonmouth.org.
Afternoons at the Club begin with Power Hour--structured time for every child to focus on homework with the support of trained, caring staff. Our kids get to go "shopping" in our Power Hour Reward Store when they've earned enough homework points! Learn more about our club programs here.
It's never too early to start giving back. Club kids as young as 5 have been collecting canned goods for those in need in our own community.
Super Middleweight Junior Younan spent some time with our kids at the Asbury Park Unit, sharing his principles of success and encouraging our members to stand up to bullying and avoid gangs and drugs. They were captivated and inspired...thank you!
Fall is in full swing at the Club! Our kids are having a blast painting pumpkins and decorating the classroom doors, but they are most looking forward to the Halloween party, costume contest, and Trunk or Treat at the end of the month!
During teen nights in the month of October, our members have been participating in open gym workouts--some just for our female members, others focusing on skills like dribbling and passing. We are ending the month we three in-house tournaments: 3-on-3, 5-on-5, and Skills Challenge. It's inspiring watching our kids work so hard to improve!