News/Events

Browse through the news/events below to see what has been going on recently at the Boys & Girls Club!

ebruary 2017
February 2017
 
Family Engagement and Empowerment Dinner
Our first dinner was held on January 26.This monthly program has been funded by a Grant from Merck. FEED provides families from our City Clubs an opportunity to learn nutrition and cooking skills, celebrate our diverse cultures and come together as a community.   
 
Our February FEED will be February 23.
Steve Cooke from Friendly City Food Coop teaches us about eating healthy and on a budget with local choices
     
             Janayah and her family at FEED
Brian sharpens his cutting skills 
Above Board Members Kate Dougherty and Doug Driver get in on the action!
                                      
 
 
 

 
 
Your donation helps BGCHR by:
  • funding the operating cost of current clubs                       
  • providing youth with a safe and supportive environment             
  • helping us develop the next generation of citizens in our community.
Our cause is incomplete without your support. Please consider making a difference today!
Annabel, Diego,
Welcome to our newest Board Members:
 
  • Andrew Ansoorian and Kate Dougherty from HCPS
  • David Burchfield from RCPS
  • Ivan Guadarrama from WHSV
  • Shawn Reynolds from Cargill
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Elkton students relax before school
ARC friends teach about differences with their "Kids 0n The Block" Puppets
Paylawn holds up his certificate for Student of The Month from Spotswood
Addysen, Annabel,  Diego, Ryker and Cariana were Stone Spring's first MVP for good teamwork

 
 
A big Thank you to the businesses, groups, and individuals who helped so many of our families this holiday season. 
  • JMU Baseball team food drive for Thanksgiving and Toys for Christmas
  • Turkeys donated for Thanksgiving and Christmas by various churches and organizations
  • Canned food supplied through Brent Berry Food Drive 
  • JMU Sports equipment/clothing donation
  • Womack Electric - 12 bicycles
  • 8 Families "adopted" by Baker family descendants

 "Shop With a Cop"


 

 
               
                A Special Guest                              
      Holiday Party Preparations

Our teen members made cookies for staff and parents
 
 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and  Rockingham County
 

Badges For Baseball

 

On Friday, October 28, our Cal Ripkin “Badges For Baseball” program was kicked off at the Simms Center.  Guests included Sheriff Bryan Hutchinson and Sgt Trey Atwood from  Rockingham County Sheriff Department, Officer Brooke Wetherhell from Harrisonburg Police Department,  John Fishwick  and Bryan McGinn from United States Department of Justice,  members of JMU baseball team along with staff, board  members and some members of our City clubs.

The Badges for Baseball Program includes bi weekly lessons focusing on safety, sportsmanship, respect and other important skills.  This unique partnership will help foster positive relationships between and our youth and local law enforcement officers. Additionally, the JMU baseball team will continue to volunteer with our kids and teach them baseball skills, as well as serve as mentors to our kids. 

 

The link below is the story on the "Badges For Baseball" program

http://www.whsv.com/content/news/Badges-for-Baseball-links-kids-with-law-enforcement-to-build-relationships-399009831.html

 

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Lights on AfterSchool

 

On October 20, More than a dozen youth programs and organizations in Harrisonburg joined a nationwide rally supporting after school programs.

They're all part of the Harrisonburg Out-of-School Learning Coalition, they took part in the 17th annual nationwide Lights On Afterschool event Thursday night. The event lets students and parents know how important after-school programming is.

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Honor’s Night

 

Our annual honors night, where we recognize donors, volunteers, and community partners, was held on October 13 at Simms with 90 guests.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Tom Moran Professor of Kinesiology at JMU.  Dr. Moran, born with Cerebral Palsy, spoke about “overcoming barriers” and looking at challenges as hurdles, rather than barriers. His message was inspirational and well received by attendees, as we have all had hurdles in our lives.

Doug Driver was recognized as “Board Member of the Year” for his commitment and engagement on our board. Doug is a doer who truly “walks the walk” and his efforts have been instrumental in helping us gain support from local businesses and individuals.

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Space Explorer’s Program

 

The space explorer’s program is a partnership between  John C. Wells Planetarium  at JMU and our 9-12 year olds at Simms. The semester long program offers a science related activity each Wednesday and a monthly trip to the Planetarium.