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Juan Espinal is awarded Teen Center member of the month for September. He is pictured with Ariana Martinez, our intern student from Salem State University. Congratulations Juan for being an inspiring role model.
Congratulations to our September members of the month from our Youth Club. Edward Butler and Arianna Silot were awarded this recognition for their commitment and dedication to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. They are role models for all our members. They are pictured with Sabrina Garcelon, Education Director and Grace Duran, Program Director.
Friday, August 25th was the last day of camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. The campers had a wonderful summer filled with exciting field trips to beaches, parks, museums, islands and amusement parks. Their days started with Brain Gain, a summer learning loss prevention program. Breakfast and Lunch were kindly provided by the Salem Meals program through the school department. They provided the meals through the second to last day of camp. When our Camp Director asked me to see if I could find a community partner to provide a great lunch for our campers' last day, I asked Gayla Bartlett from Chick-fil-A. Gayla immediately said yes and went above and beyond by offering their mascot to entertain our children. The mascot and Brian from their Peabody location arrived at the Club, interacted with the children, took photos and handed out the most delicious Chick-fil-A sandwich and cookie to all campers including our teens and to our staff. They had a few left over anddelivered those to other employees in our Middle School. Thank you for putting smiles on all the campers and staff faces. A wonderful way to end the summer. The children will definitely "Eat Mor Chikin" as the mascot's sign says.
Please support the local businesses that support our local children. Visit Captain Dusty's Ice Cream, E.W. Hobbs in the Salem Willows and Pizza World. Our children had a wonderful day filled with fun and treats. Thanks to all who made a difference in their lives!
Congrats to Angel, Brooke, Eva, Jocelyn, Jordyn, Nick, Logan, Juliana, Melanie & Gabby for being recognized as "Camper of the Day" and "Camper of the Week!" A special shout out to Staff Ashley for winning "Staff of the Week."
Thank you Lowe's Danvers. Lowe's is supporting the children at the Boys & Girls Club, so we are supporting them. Please shop Lowe's Danvers for your home improvement needs.
Our teens stopped by to say thank you for raising money for the children in our Club. All employees will ask every customer at checkout to donate to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. Theresa Tarbell treated our teens to a fun and engaging tour of the store; sharing lots of wisdom. The teens loved the new age appliances such as a fridge with tv screen and computer on the door. The kids asked some great questions and thanked each employee wearing a red vest for helping our Club. An alum of our Club and two of our teens' cousin works at Lowe's, which made it even more special.
Winners of our Live Auction State House Trip from our Back to the Prom Fundraiser were treated to a wonderful limousine ride to the State House donated and provided by WEBBTrans.com of Ipswich, MA. Joan Lovely and Paul Tucker then gave winners, Stan Szwartz and son Sam and Harold Leach and son Hunter, a VIP tour of the State House which included a once in a lifetime opportunity to sit in the Governor's Chair. Back to the Prom raised money that benefits the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. Thank you to WEBBTrans.com, Senator Lovely and Representative Tucker for donating this amazing experience. Thank you to the Szwartz/Washburn and Leach/Mew families for placing the winning and generous bid that trulymakes a positive impact on many children's lives who need us the most.
Senator Joan Lovely and Representative Paul Tucker visited the campers and they were excited to show them their daily Brain Gain Activities. The children thanked them both for all they do for the kids of Salem!
Our teens have taken trips to Castle Rock in Marblehead, visited the JFK library in Boston, spent the day at Nahant Beach, had an amazing day at Canobie Lake Park, joined an information session and tour of Boston College and much more!
Over 100 campers and staff from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem enjoyed a wonderful and joyful day at Canobie Lake Park! Look at all those SMILES!