In the News
After the Cameras Leave – Club Teens Support Joplin, MS
The Intrepid Keystone Club of the Boys & Girls Club of Woburn recently volunteered with Rebuild Joplin as part of their “After the Cameras Leave” project. The project is a national initiative to encourage youth to raise awareness for areas affected by disaster even after the media has left and they are no longer part of national news headlines. On May 22, 2011 a tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri leaving 3 million square feet of debris and 9,200 citizens essentially homeless. Upon hearing of this devastation, the teens spent the year fundraising for a service trip to help support the rebuilding efforts that are ongoing almost a year and a half after the storm. To date over 144,000 people have volunteered 877,000 hours to these efforts. Six teen members of the Keystone program volunteered with Rebuild Joplin projects that ranged from cleaning out a home to preparing three foundations for new homes. Members saw firsthand the long term effects of natural disasters and that the impact of volunteers can make all the difference.
Congratulations, Meg! – June, 2012
Megan Gambale, Education & Leadership Development Director at the Main Clubhouse has been named the 2012 Program Professional of the Year. The award is presented annually by the Association of Boys & Girls Club Professionals – Yankee Chapter. Megan serves as the advisor for both the Torch and Keystone Club programs and also coordinates the PowerHour homework help program at the Clubhouse. In addition, she assists Clubs in New England with the Science of Sports program in collaboration with the Raytheon and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. Please join us in congratulating Megan and thanking her for all that she does for the members of our Club!
Feature a Teacher - October 20, 2011
Lights on Afterschool is a nationwide rally, organized by The Afterschool Alliance, to promote the importance of afterschool programs in communities. The Boys & Girls Club of Woburn’s drop-in program participated in the rally by hosting a Feature a Teacher event. Club members invited their classroom teachers to visit the Club for a tour and to find out more about the fun, educational activities that are offered. Below, a group of students from the Wyman Elementary School celebrate with their fifth grade teachers.