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!
Big thanks to the Asbury Park Police Department for hosting an ice cream social for our kids. You made their transition back to the school year much more palatable!
On Saturday, September 8th we hosted a block party for the community at our Asbury Park Unit on Monroe Ave. It was a blast! The food, bounce house, games, open swim time in the pool, DJ, and skateboard giveaways all made it a party to remember. Thank you to Fulfill, Coastal Habitat for Humanity, Boards [...]
In cooperation with the Center for Advancement of Science and Space, we just sent our kids on a virtual mission to the International Space Station (ISS)! This 8-week program introduced our kids to space science, where they learned about Earth observation, the space station lab, and the daily challenges and rewards of life as an astronaut [...]
Planting, painting, caulking, and cleaning, the mighty iStar crew has descended upon our Asbury Park Unit! Lori Schwartz, iStar CEO Jay Sugarman, and Doris Blais pause for a photo while picking up trash around our property. Thank you! From the Asbury Park Sun: Over 60 iStar executives and staffers recently played hookie in the midst of [...]
Asbury Park resident Lisa Marie Cramp launched a very successful fundraiser this summer, the goal of which was to provide Asbury Park beach badges to as many local families as possible. So many Asbury Park children do not get to have fun summer experiences at the beach--for most, a trip to the ocean is [...]
We just wrapped up our fourth year of "Diplomas to Degrees" in the Freehold Regional High School District (pictured above). This college-readiness program helps students achieve high school success and navigate the world of financial aid, college applications, and college acceptance. 55 students ages 14 to 17 attended the four-week program, where they gained [...]
Character and leadership development is one of our five core program areas, and we work to empower our members to positively influence their Club and their community. According to studies by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 92% of members try to help when they see someone in need, and 84% believe they [...]
This summer the wonderful team at Robert Half International conducted a resume writing and interview skills workshop for our Project L.E.A.D. participants. Project L.E.A.D. (Learning, Earning, and Advancing Dreams) is a new teen empowerment and employment program that helps youth develop skills needed to succeed in life by focusing on mentorship, employment, and educational attainment. [...]