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To enable all young people, especially those
who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive,
caring, responsible citizens.
Fresno Boys & Girls Club Featured in National Magazine
national magazine of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America,
featured the Fresno Clubs in its Summer edition. Fresno was
highlighted for its outstanding achievement in helping Club
members to graduate from school, and to volunteer in their
community. In addition, Fresno has taken the lead in
promoting healthy eating habits. The magazine also
recognized Fresno's leadership in providing job training and
job experience for more than 100 youth during the summer of
2013. We are honored that Fresno is recognized as one of
America's exemplary Boys & Girls Clubs.
Hundreds of Local Youth Participate in Summer
During the summer while young people are out of school, the
Clubs continue to have activities. During this summer,
hundreds of kids engaged in all sorts of fun and educational
activities. Here is just a partial listing of some of the
activities, and the number of youth involved: Wild Waters
(744); Train Ride (345); National Olympic Day (200); Reading
& Beyond (140); Jr. Giants Party (140); Books for Bikes
(100); Be Great Graduate (40); Ropes Course (20); and so
on. Altogether more than 1500 youth were involved in events
and activities during the summer.
Club Kids Help Homeless
Approximately thirty-five youth from ten Boys & Girls
Clubs created a project to help homeless people this
summer. These youth were part of the Keystone Club, a
leadership training club within the Boys & Girls Club.
The youth collected toiletries for homeless people,
packaged them into gift packs, and travelled to the
Poverello House in August to personally distribute the
gift kits. The youth were moved by the plight of
homeless people and were glad to be able to help, even
if only in a small way.
Day for Kids Celebrates Youth
Friday, September 13th, more than 100 youth gathered at the
Zimmerman Club to celebrate the Annual Day for Kids. This
unique program matches an adult volunteer with a young
person for an afternoon of fun and activity. There were
bounce houses, face painting, games, snacks, prizes,
giveaways, and so on. Generous businesses throughout the
community sponsor this event.
Be Great Graduate Reports Outstanding Success
The Be Great Graduate Program monitors the grades,
attendance and discipline of kids that are involved in the
program. During the past year, 65 youth joined this program
and 88% of them either maintained or improved their grade
point average. With the generous sponsorship of AT & T, the
program will expand this year to include 85 youth from eight
of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Fresno.
Jr. Giants Celebrate End of Season
The Jr. Giants had their end of season party. The Jr.
Giants teaches healthy habits and encourages exercising
among young people. The youth learn the skills of baseball
and begin to understand the importance of teamwork. At the
end of the summer baseball season, the youth have a great
party where a member of theSan
organization talks to them about the importance of staying
in school and making positive choices.
Rotary Club Donates Backpacks
For at least the tenth year in a row, the East Fresno Rotary
Club donated 200 backpacks and their contents to Club kids.
The Rotarians order the backpacks, purchases the supplies,
and load the supplies into each backpack as a gift to the
kids. Our thanks to the Rotary Club for their generosity
again this year.
Bank of the Sierra Provides Backpacks
The Bank of the Sierra in Reedley provided a backpack loaded
with school supplies for every one of the 140 members of the
Reedley Boys & Girls Club. Volunteers from the Bank and the
community donated money, supplies and backpacks and the bank
delivered them to the kids at the Club at a special event.
Thank you from Reedley youth to the Bank of the Sierra.
this year's 2013
Northern California Youth of The Year Elizabeth Leon
Congratulations to our Youth of The
1st Place Elizabeth Leon
Zimmerman Boys & Girls Club
2nd Place Peter Khelb
Del Rey Boys & Girls Club
3rd Place Obaidollah Mahmoud
Pinedale Boys & Girls Club
Orange Cove Boys & Girls Club
Parlier Boys & Girls Club
Huron Boys & Girls Club
Sanger Boys & Girls Club
Be Great Graduate Program
Girls Clubs of Fresno County is in need of motivational items
for the middle school students enrolled in Be Great: Graduate
(intentional mentorship program). We want to reward them for
attending mentoring sessions, raising their grades, improving
attendance or behavior. There are 60 students currently enrolled
in the program. If you are able to donate any of the following
items, please contact
Nancy Fraleigh at 559-266-3117:
are 5th thru 8th graders Suggested items:
Posters of music or sports figures
Book store gift certificate
$5.00 Gift cards
Coupons for mini-golf or bowling
It Just Takes One campaign is that it just takes one caring
adult to make a life-long impact on the character of a child.
The dollars raised from the One Campaign provide the youth of
Fresno County with a safe place to learn and grow, away from the
negative influences that many are confronted with today.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County intend to apply for the
California Department of Education 21st Century Community
Learning Centers Program Grant, Cohort 8 for the 2013-14 year. If
funded, this grant will serve elementary and middle school children
in the Sanger Unified School District.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County
540 N. Augusta St., Fresno, CA 93701
phone: (559) 266-3117
fax (559) 266-0664