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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis
2nd Quarter News 2015
Academic Success*Good Character & Citizenship*Healthy Lifestyles
Mark Your Calendar
Jim Butler Golf Classic
Monday, June 15
Country Club of St. Albans

Annual Recognition Event
Thursday, June 18
Third Degree Glass Factory
Our Mission
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) is to inspire and enable youth ages 6 to 18 to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Key Impact Areas:
*Academic Success
*Good Character & Citizenship
*Healthy Lifestyles

Locations:

Adams Park Club 314.633.7900
4317 Vista Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Ferguson Middle School Club
314.335.8330
701 January Avenue 
St. Louis, MO 63135 

Hebert Hoover Club 314.335.8000
2901 N. Grand Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63107

O’Fallon Park Club 314.932.1371
4343 West Florissant
St. Louis, MO 63115

Southeast Middle School Club
314.953.7795
918 Prigge Road
St. Louis, MO 63138 

Twillman Elem. School Club
314.335.8350
11831 Bellefontaine Road St. Louis, MO 63138
 
Newsletter Contact
For more information or with questions, contact Shuntae Shields Ryan,
VP, Marketing & Communications via phone 314.335.8009 or email.
Summer Camp Season is Here!
The summer camp season is here and the Boys & Girls Clubs will be offering day camp at six St. Louis City & County locations this year! Our summer camp offers youth ages 6-15 a fun and dynamic experience that will spark creativity, engagement, and exploration through structured learning activities mixed with tons of fun, teen and STEM programs as well as field trips. Camp begins at all locations on June 8th except for the Southeast Middle School Club which starts on June 10. For more information, click here.
New Ferguson Club Opens for Summer Camp
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis’ new Ferguson Club location will open Monday, June 8 to serve youth ages 6-15 in Ferguson and the surrounding communities. The Club will operate in Ferguson Middle School, located at 701 January Avenue. Families interested in registering their children can call 314.335.8330 for more information or click here.
Congrats Class of 2015!
When kids join the Boys & Girls Clubs, it becomes our personal mission to equip and prepare each of them for graduation. Statistics show that 100% of members who stay with us through Senior year graduate high school. We salute all of the 2015 graduates across all BGCSTL locations! To view more pictures, click here
Taylor Family Donates to Clubs
We are honored, in good company and so very thankful to Jack Taylor, the founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and his family for the generous donation made to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater STL this week! Thanks for investing in the Great Futures of our Club kids! To read the full article, click here.
Youth of the Year Keeping Busy
Since winning the 2015 Youth of the Year title, Maya Jones and her parents have had little time to rest. From attending the state competition in Jefferson City, to throwing out the first pitch at a Cardinals baseball game (Maya shown with BGCSTL Board member, Larry Parres), she has been a great ambassador for the Club. Maya met HUD Secretary Julian Castro (shown in the below photo along with Congressman Lacy Clay and YOY Runner up Eric Davis), made a presentation at a recent Board of Directors meeting and was recognized for her achievement at a recent St. Louis Public Schools Board meeting (shown with Club staffer Kevin Williams, her parents and Club President, Dr. Flint Fowler). She epitomizes the impact of the Club experience. Congratulations Maya!


Sponsors Still Needed for the Golf Tournament
Over 62 foursomes are signed up to play in the annual Jim Butler Charity Golf Classic on June 15, 2015 at the Country Club of St. Albans. Proceeds will support Club Health and Life Skills programs. The event will be fun-filled and include afternoon tee times, lunch, live and silent auctions, dinner and awards program. Both courses will be available for the tournament. One of the most anticipated Club events of the year, the tournament has helped increase awareness of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Louis, and raise funds for our life-changing experiences. There’s still time to support the Annual Jim Butler Golf Classic through hole and flag sponsorships or by donating items for the auction. For more information, call Matt Jannings at 314.335.8011 or click here.
Nine Network Partner Spotlight
Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis is proud to partner with Nine Network of Public Media and its American Graduate initiative to raise awareness and build understanding about the high school dropout crisis. The goal is to ensure youth successfully complete high school. Under this program, each month Nine Network highlights one of their partners, writing a short blog and producing a video about them. Watch for us on their station during the month of June. To view the video, click here.
Prepping Youth for Adulthood
The recently held Smart Girls and Passport to Manhood conferences were both a smashing success with BGCSTL Club families! Over 127 boys and 20 parents participated in the Passport to Manhood conference activities and more than 110 girls and 60 mothers in the Smart Girls conference. Both are held annually, free to Club members and feature sessions that empower and educate each group on how to become successful young men and women. Special thanks to Monsanto for working in the garden with the boys as part of our STEM program during the conference!
Mentor Moment
BGCSTL salutes mentor Ken Jubert
Ken is being recognized for his commitment to the BGCSTL Mentor St. Louis program. After mentoring for many years, Ken recently accepted a position with his employer - Wells Fargo (First Clearing) - which caused him to relocate to Seattle. However, during his monthly travels back to St. Louis, he always makes a point to reach out to his mentee and visit his school. Ken expressed that he wanted to share with his mentee that even when life changes occur, we should remain committed to our responsibilities.
Member Highlight
Joshua E., age 14, has been a member of the O’Fallon Park Club for almost a year. He is involved in Power Hour, Torch Club and loves High Yield Learning activities. His favorite areas are the gym and the games room. He joined the club during last year’s summer camp, which was a huge step in the right direction for him and his family. Joshua has high functioning autism. He spoke very few words but he could understand staff and perform basic personal functions. Summer camp was the first time he had been around a setting of so many youth outside of his special education school. Coming into camp he immediately attached himself to staff. After being around the other members during the summer and after school, slowly, he detached himself from staff and became more personable with other members. Now, Joshua can’t wait to get to the Club and doesn’t want to leave right away when his parents pick him up. Josh has always spoken to everyone at the Club; but, lately, he has been greeting staff by name and scanning himself in and out of the Club – Huge progress for him.
Annual Report Available
The 2014 BGCSTL Annual Report is now available. The full color report includes program highlights, event updates, organization accomplishments and impact stories from our youth and alumni. To download your own printable copy or send the link to someone you know, click here. Or, to receive a printed version, contact Shuntaé Shields Ryan, here.
Grants Supporting Programs!!
BGCSTL is the recipient of multiple grants that will support our efforts to inspire and enable youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The financial support helps drive results in our three priority outcome areas: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. The following recently made contributions:

• $3000 from the Come Together Ferguson Fund for 2015 Ferguson summer camp
• Deaconess Foundation: $20,000 for the Ferguson Club
• Regional Business Council: $20,000 for the Ferguson Club
• Saigh Foundation: $10,000 for SMART Girls programming at five Club sites
• Toyota USA Foundation: $2,500 for BE GREAT: Graduate at Roosevelt High School
• MTS Foundation: $5,000 for Triple Play during 2015 Summer Camp at all Clubs
• Mysun Foundation: $25,000 for the Ferguson Middle School Club Summer Camp
• City of St. Louis (SLATE - St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment): Junior Staff at Clubs during the summer, plus the Normandy Be Ready Summer Leadership Academy; and, $20,000 toward administrative costs and teen salaries
• Bank of America: $10,000 toward Career Preparation programming, including Career Launch, Junior Staff training, Diplomas to Degrees, etc. at the Herbert Hoover Club, Adams Park Club, O'Fallon Park Club and the Southeast Middle School Club
• Norman J. Stupp Foundation: $15,000 toward enhancing Project Learn (adding tutors and implementing Stride Academy) at five Club sites
• Regional Arts Commission: $5,800 toward “Music!Words!Opera!” programs during Summer Camp at four Club sites, and a trip to the Opera Theater's Opera Camp for Kids in Webster Groves
Donor Thanks!
BGCSTL thanks the following donors who gave February 1 – May 27!
To view the list, click here.
 
 
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