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March 2024 Newsletter

March 2024 Newsletter

A Home Run in Reading for Javien

Did you know that BGCPP offers a FREE Academic Tutoring program open to ALL children in Paterson and Passaic? Certified teachers, many bilingual, tutor students to help improve their literacy and math abilities through intensive skill building.

For students like 5th grader Javien, the personalized approach of our tutors makes a big difference. When he was struggling with reading, tutor Ms. Parks took the time to listen and get to know him, and learned he had a passion for baseball. Week by week, she introduced books about his favorite sport, building skills and a love for reading along the way. Today, Javien is our Club MVP – reading above grade level with a report card that reflects his hard work – and the confidence to join a local baseball team! Go Javien!

Gala Registration is OPEN!

Join us as together, we Realize the Infinite Possibilities for our Youth.
This special evening features a Silent Auction, Cocktail Hour, Dinner, Dancing and an unforgettable performance by BGCPP Club Kids!

Purchase tickets, journal ads and learn about sponsorship opportunities:

Register Now! Great Futures Gala

 

Gala Honoree Spotlight – The Taylor Family

 

We are proud to honor The Taylor Family

and their commitment to community service, which spans three generations led by BGCPP Board member Dr. Howard Taylor and his wife, Laurie.  Beyond their volunteerism, the Taylor family shares a love for sports, which they’ve joyously imparted to Paterson and Passaic Club Kids. Learn more about Howard and his family’s impact on our Club Kids here.

 

Great Summers Start with YOU!

We are so excited to welcome 800 children to our full-day Summer Camp – a safe, positive place for kids to continue learning, discovering and having FUN while school is out and parents work. Your support will ensure campers enjoy games, arts, swimming, sports, daily healthy snacks and meals – and receive academic support to keep math and literacy skills strong. Please donate today to give Paterson and Passaic kids ages 5-12 safe, great summers!

 

Give Great Summers!

Girls Appreciation Day

 

In honor of International Women’s Day, our Passaic Clubhouse held a Girls Appreciation Day with an after-program “slumber party”, complete with crafts, snacks and mentoring moments with staff.

Club members shared their thoughts on the best thing about being a girl: “You can be or do anything!”

 

 

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