From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving.
Boys and Girls Club of Newark
- Website: https://www.bgcn.org
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoysGirlsNewark
What they do:
Since 1938, the Boys & Girls Club of Newark has been providing affordable after-school, weekend and summer programs to thousands of children in Newark and the surrounding communities.
At BGCN, we provide a full schedule of diversified, age-appropriate activities for our kids, promoting four essential, empowering traits to build self-esteem and lead to responsible citizenship:
- Competence: At BGCN, young people experience the pride and confidence that come with mastering new skills.
- Usefulness: We help young people understand the satisfaction of doing something of value for others.
- Belonging: We make sure our kids feel welcome and at home here, because every person deserves to feel accepted.
- Engagement: We help our members understand that their opinions matter, and teach them ways to exert influence responsibly.
What makes them great:
The Boys and Girls Club of Newark takes an integrated approach to youth development, offering services that nurture the whole child – emotionally, physically and socially, taking into account the full spectrum of a young person’s life. Whether at our school-based sites or our Central Ward Clubhouse, our caring, professional staff instills in our members a sense of personal power that stems from feelings of competence, belonging, usefulness and engagement.
How your donation will make an impact:
With your help, we can continue to provide Newark’s youngest citizens with a safe, fun place where academic excellence, good character and healthy lifestyles are learned through a wide range of age-appropriate programs.
Because of you, the BGCN experience can remain affordable and accessible to all of Newark’s kids. Thank you for all you do to help us give Newark’s children the great futures they deserve.
Learn more about the Jersey Give Back Guide and all featured organizations at jerseygivebackguide.org
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