News & Events
Monday, March 25
Wear a mustache
Extreme sports, karaoke, Just Dance & more!
Tuesday, March 26
Team Day Tuesday– Wear your favorite sports team
Wednesday, March 27
Super Hero Day– Dress up as your favorite super hero
Easter Egg Hunt
Thursday, March 28
BGCA Blue or BGCA T-shirt- show support and wear blue or a club shirt
Gross-ology, airplanes, balloon rockets & marble rides
Friday, March 29
Silly Hair– Style it and make it funky!
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Monday, April 1
Magic Monday– Come to our first ever fabulous magic show ( Learn tricks from a pro)
Boys and Girls Club of Alpena-Youth Volunteer Corps
Summer Program Announcement
PROGRAM 2013 REGISTRATION
Fill out this form and return it
with the completed YVC form to the YVC office
(B-House office at AHS) or mail to:
Boys & Girls Club of Alpena, Attn: YVC, 601 River Street, Alpena,
Brad Somers firstname.lastname@example.org 358-5362 or 356-0214
Please return forms by Friday June 7th
RETURNING YVC MEMBER_______ NEW YVC MEMBER_______
YVC Summer Program is divided into 5, 2-week sessions. Please indicate which session(s) you would
like to participate in. You may
participate in all five if you would like, but space is limited.
_____SESSION 1: JUNE 10-JUNE
_____SESSION 2: JUNE 24-JULY
_____SESSION 3: JULY 8-JULY
_____SESSION 4: JULY
_____SESSION 5: AUGUST
Projects this summer may include organic
farm help, chipping trails on Island
Park, reading buddies at
the Boys & Girls Club & Alpena County Library, running games at the
library carnival, packing food boxes for the needy, park conservation, special
area events and so much more!
We will meet Monday-Thursday from
9:30-2:30 and Friday 9:30-12:30. All
volunteers will meet at the Boys & Girls Club in the morning.
Please bring your own lunch and
drink! Lunch will be provided by the
Club, but there will be times when we will have all day projects and not be at
the Club until later in the afternoon (youth and parents will be notified).
YVC schedule Monday-Thursday
we dismiss at 12:30 pm)
9:30 Arrive at Boys
& Girls Club 601 River Street
9:30-9:45 Team building activity
for the project in the Club van
12:00-1:00 Lunch and team game
1:00-2:15 Afternoon Project
2:30 Parents pick up at Boys & Girls Club
on River Street
If you have a child that is interested please contact Brad Somers @ 358-5362. Summer Registrations forms are available at the AHS-YVC Office in B-House or at the Lanny Kingsbury Center-601 River Street. Feel Free to copy and paste the registration part from the info above into a Word document.
Bowl For Kid's Sake
27th Annual St. Patty’s
Club BIGS Mentoring
The event was a great success thanks to the great area agencies that donated their time and resources to the Boys and Girls Club.
Thank you to everyone that came out to support such a great cause!
Top Sponsor.......Besser Credit Union ($1671.39!!!)
William Gohl..........Winner of the $50 Lotto Package
SNOW DAY FUN!.........and we have had a lot of them this year!
Alpena Agency Presents Check To Boys and Girls Club of Alpena to Help Sponsor Club Cares Safety Program
Steve Wilson presents a $1,000 check to Susan Nielsen Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena. The donation will help to sponsor Club Care. The program is a commitment by the Club and Alpena Agency to provide enhanced safety training for Club Staff, Volunteers and Club members.
"Keeping kids safe comes first! Having committed partners like Alpena Agency ensures our kids and staff will always have a safety net in the Boys & Girls Club. Thank you Alpena Agency for for being a great Partner in Safety!" -Susan Nielsen, Executive Director Boys and Girls Club of Alpena
Supper is served to ALL members DAILY M-F @ 4:30.
Boys & Girls Club- 601 River Street
Santa Workshop Dec. 19th-21st
The Lanny Kingsbury Center will be holding their Santa Shop, where kids can pick out or make a nice gift for their family members (December 19-21)
Boys and Girls Club Christmas Party
The LKC will be holding their Christmas Party on December 20th. We will be decorating Christmas cookies, doing a fun elf on the shelf craft, making Christmas cards and singing Christmas carols.
Club ZoOm to Start Jan. 2nd
Club ZoOm, a fun science and engineering program will start on Jan 2nd. There will be a sneak peek of the program over Christmas break. This program is all hands on and gives members a chance to brainstorm, invent, tinker, design, build, problem solve and have fun! This will be held every Wednesday from 4:00-4:30.
Every Tuesday 3:30-4:30p
Dance Squad- a new program done by a volunteer that will teach kids different techniques of dancing, different types of dance (solider boy, cha cha, dougie, etc.), and how to move freely and fun to music. This will be held every Tuesday from 3:30-4:20pm.
THE OLD BAG SALE
Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser
Nov 29, 2012
Time: 06:30 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: inside The Center Building, Second Ave.
Contact: Boys and Girls Club of Alpena
We are providing hors d'oeuvres and music and there is a cash bar. It's all for a very good cause and the tickets are only $12.00 per person.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU GOES OUT TO MR. DAN LACROSS FOR DONATING GRAVEL TO THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
Thanks to a generous donation of gravel from Mr. Dan LaCross the Boys and Girls Club of Alpena now has a smooth driveway. Mr. LaCross filled the holes in the driveway using his tractor. Mrs. Susan Mousseau volunteered her time to help rake and smooth out the holes. Thank you so much for your much needed donation!
Boys and Girls Club Hits the Ground Running for the 2012-2013 School Year
The Boys and Girls Club of Alpena is running on all gears this year as the school year amps up. All 3 Alpena locations (Lanny Kingsbury Center (Main Unit), TBJH Unit, AHS Wildcat Unit) are open to students and currently providing programs designed to bestow area youth with the skills and resources to succeed and help them reach their full potential as productive citizens. Membership costs just $6 a year or $10 for a family. For information please call 356-0214.
Youth Volunteer Corps of Alpena Shows Commitment to Community Through Volunteerism
Youth Volunteer Corps programs across the US reported that summer Youth Volunteer participants not only felt a stronger connection to their community after volunteering, but felt empowered to make a difference and would continue volunteering in the future. This was very evident with the youth from Alpena who stepped up and volunteered nearly 3400 hours of service to the community just during the summer program helping out non-profit agencies like NEMCSA, United Way, Boys and Girls Club, Alpena County Library, among many others.
“Our goal at YVC when designing Youth Volunteer projects is to engender a lifetime ethic of service,” said Brad Somers, Director of the YVC program. We have a lot of fun during the summer program helping out with a diverse range of projects and try to fill the needs of the community wherever we can. The youth get become more in tune with their community and gain a voice amongst area leaders. A goal of the program is to build leaders through volunteerism and for the youth to realize their potential as productive citizens.
A great number of Youth Volunteers (11-18) participated in the 12 week 2012 Youth Volunteer Corps summer program in the Alpena area. YVC used pre and post surveys to gather Youth Volunteers’ perceptions of volunteering, their understanding of community needs and their satisfaction with the YVC projects. The results are as follows:
Percentage of Youth Volunteers who reported an improvement in their responses or maintained high responses to the following:
- 89% of teens felt a strong connection to their community
- 66% of teens felt a strong connection to people in their community who are different from them
- 79% of teens felt they have the power to make a difference in their community
- 87% of teens felt good about themselves for volunteering
Percentage of Youth Volunteers who answered positively to the following:
- 99% indicated volunteering helped them know more about their communities’ needs
- 86% indicated their YVC project forced them to think differently
- 93% indicated their YVC project helped them understand people who are different
- 93% indicated their YVC project taught them something they didn’t know
- 96% indicated they will continue to volunteer in the future.
Leah Simon, a Youth Volunteer from Alpena adds, “I like volunteering because I like to give back to my community and I will continue to volunteer in the future because it makes me feel great about myself and others.”
“It is a heart warming feeling when Youth Volunteers are empowered by the work they do for their communities and become more comfortable with diversity and stepping up to help others,” said Somers. “This is further evidence that when teens are given a well thought out, well designed program, volunteering can make a huge difference in their lives and their communities.”
Donate Today and Help Area Youth
The Boys and Girls Club of Alpena is excited to announce that we can now accept on-line credit card donations!
Locate the "Donate" button on the home page or at the bottom of this page and find out how safe, easy and simple the process is and start donating to this youth serving organization that has been positively impacting the Alpena community and its youth since 1926.