On April 2nd, our friends at Coastal Habitat for Humanity and Starbucks spent the day sprucing up the second floor of our Asbury Unit! It's no big surprise that these fine folks know their way around a paint brush. Thank you for spending the day with us!
Each month we invite our members' families to "Parent Engagement Night," where our kids get to proudly show off what they've been up to at the Club. Our Red Bank Unit recently organized an art show for the parents. These creative kids chose to focus on the themes of togetherness, diversity, positivity, and love.
From April 8th - April 12th we joined with hundreds of Clubs across the country to participate in National Boys & Girls Club Week, a time to celebrate both the local and collective impact of Clubs nationwide. Each day we focused on a different theme such as Equity & Inclusion, Career Readiness, and Safer Childhoods. [...]
Asbury Park, NJ – March 15, 2019 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County (BGCM) once again hosted the party of the year with its 8th annual signature fundraiser, "A Most Unusual Evening" on Saturday, March 9th at the Asbury Lanes. This year’s theme, “The Curious Side of the Carnival,” was reflected [...]
The theme of this year's Most Unusual Evening was "The Curious Side of the Carnival," and it was certainly reflected in the décor and "freakshow chic" dress code. Over 225 guests were entertained by performances of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, which included an interactive sword-swallowing act, a strongman demonstration, a snake charmer, and [...]
Each year, the extraordinary achievements of Club members are celebrated as they compete for the title of Youth of the Year, a Boys & Girls Clubs of America national competition. Big congratulations to Kaelah, our Monmouth County Youth of the Year, and thank you to our fabulous judges! [...]
Our "Major Options" program invites professionals from various industries to meet with our teenagers to discuss the benefits, drawbacks, salary, schooling required, and inside information of their careers. Big thank you to Carey of Brand Groupies for sharing your expertise in brand development and marketing!
We spent the month of February learning about the achievements and contributions of African Americans in the fields of medicine, education, civil rights, sports, government, and science. The month's activities culminated in a Black History Showcase, where our members presented a live interactive timeline of black history to friends, family, and staff. [...]
Over 50 teens attended our recent resume writing/interview skills workshop, part of our teen employment and empowerment program, Project L.E.A.D. (Learning, Earning, and Advancing Dreams). Project L.E.A.D. is designed specifically to help teens develop self esteem, workplace skills, and a sense of responsibility by focusing on mentorship, employment, and educational attainment.
Our kids had a great time in the Innovation Lab for a fun Valentine's Day project, digitally designing and printing their own cards. We love showing them new ways to explore their creativity!