“The Club” Teen Program

Teen nights will be returning after school at our South Side Clubhouse on 1 Louisa Street in October! Stay tuned for more details! Bussing is available from our Wanskuck, Chad Brown, Manton Heights, and Hartford Park Clubhouses starting at 5:30pm and returning at 8:30pm. There’s open gym, basketball, swim, athletics, academic support, college planning & career readiness workshops, games room & arts daily. Also check out our weekly clubs, including pre-engineering/drones and Money Matters (financial literacy), STEM and Lyricism 101, Keystone Club (civics/community engagement) and dialogues, and comic book design and jewelry making! The program is free and drop-in style for all youth ages 13-17. You just need to return a membership form with a parent signature to any one of our Clubhouses, or bring it with you when you come to Teen Nights! Call or stop by your local Clubhouse to find out more, or sign up on Remind and we’ll text you updates.

For more information, please contact Sol Taubin at (401) 444-0750 or by email at staubin@bgcprov.org

        

Ready to Fly?

Five amazing Providence teens had the opportunity to attended the National Flight Academy for one week this August thanks to the generosity of Textron Charitable Foundation. What an experience! They graduated as Class 17-11! Excellent Job!

Didn’t think those math skills would come in handy… until they experienced a flight simulation where quick thinking and problem solving skills helping them navigate through any challenge!

Youth Employment Program

Did you know that we are the largest summer teen employer in Providence?

If you are 14-18 years old and are interested in helping run our summer programs, you can apply to participate in our 6 week paid youth employment program. This unique opportunity not only provides youth with valuable job experience, it also strengthens participants’ reading skills, teaches financial literacy, and introduces members to a variety of careers and trade professions.

  •  Gain important, foundational job skills: leadership, teamwork, academic skills
  •  Classes in financial management and opportunity for certifications in Serv-Safe Food Safety, CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguarding

For more information, please contact Sidney Tillett at (401) 444-0758 or by email at stillett@bgcprov.org

 

Youth of the Year

Katherine Ruggieri, our very own 2017 State of Rhode Island Boys & Girls Clubs of America Youth of the Year winner, has received scholarship money from Ninety Nine Restaurants to help her begin her college career this fall at Pennsylvania State College. The scholarship award is given to an outstanding youth who has shown exemplary commitment to the Boys & Girls Club, as well as a strong performance in school and community involvement.

Katherine has been an active teen member of our Club with a strong focus on swim team and swim lessons. Her opportunity to mentor and teach younger members has encouraged her to pursue a career in education. Congratulations!

 

 

“The Club has a unique way of addressing, through programs and activities, the importance of school and the development of life skills. These daily reminders became key aspects in my childhood. They would become the root to the determination I have towards my studies. The Club taught me to always emphasize fun in learning, and to focus on academics. I have learned to be a confident leader, destined for a great future.” – Teen Member and 2016 State of Rhode Island Boys & Girls Clubs of America Youth of the Year, Cesar Pimental