Our 5 - 7 year old campers enjoy Leadership Week. They had a Leadership Parade and explained that "Leaders are strong... Leaders take care...Leaders help people in need... and Leaders treat others the way they want to be treated."
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Employees of Serono were in Salem on July 12 for a conference and part of their meeting was a scavenger hunt of the city of Salem. They ended the activity by putting together 100 backpacks that included school supplies and a personal note of encouragement written by each employee to a child from our Club. Our members were so excited to receive the backpacks and are grateful to know that many people outside of our community care about them.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem Host Champions Dinner
On Wednesday, June 21, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem (BGCGS) hosted their Champions Dinner at the Collins Middle School. The event brings the children of the club together to recognize their many accomplishments during the school year.
A taco buffet was graciously donated by Howling Wolf Taqueria of Salem. In addition to the delicious meal, each child received a certificate of accomplishment and s BGCGS t-shirt.
To learn about ways to get involved with the BGCGS, visit http://www.bgcgs.org.
The following students were recognized during the awards ceremony:
Boys & Girls Club Member of the Year: Dalvin Fernandez and Kayla Esterlin
Torch Club Member of Year: McKenzie Dewease and Logan Abboud
Drama Club Member of the Year: Jocelyn Salcedo and Rached Fahkri
Dance Member of the Year: J’Ke Hines and Savannah Swan
PowerHour Member of the Year: Linus Owen and Alyssa Matarazzo
Gameroom Member of the Year: William Towne and Villmarie Pena
Art Room Member of the Year: Arianna Silot and Elijah McLellan
Keystone Member of the Year: Randy Luna and Jadeliz Flores
Diploma’s 2 Degree’s Program Award: Saul De Leon and Samantha Cappola
All Day-Everyday Award: Christopher Crisostomo
Our Club received a grant from Road Runner’s Club of America to support implementation of a new running program. 20 children joined with the intent to run 26.2 cumulative miles to simulate the Boston Marathon. The 1 mile race was the culmination of their hard work. Medals and T-shirts were awarded to all that finished the race. Congratulations to our Runners!
Thank you all for coming out Saturday to the Rosé Colored Glasses event at the Cheese Shop of Salem! It was a blast and thank you for your donations to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem!! Patriot Nate Ebner, Youth of the Year Divin Katende and Sean Stellato were on hand at the Cheese Shop! Your support will make a difference in the lives of Salem children who need us the most!
Meet a Patriots Player, taste some Rose and support the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem!
Localbusiness, Cranney Company donates $1,000 to a non-profit each month through their "Cranney Cares" program. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem was the fortunate recipient this month. Andrew and Brian presented the large check to the children and the kids gave them some thank you cards to show their appreciation. The gift will make a difference in many kids' lives. Thank you Cranney Companies!
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem honored Principal Higgins of Witchcraft Heights Elementary and Principal Gesualdi from Saltonstall for their tremendous dedication to Salem Children. A great way to celebrate Valentine's Day.