bgc-ribbonKids from the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County joined Red Bank Unit Director Christy Davis (above) recently for a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon for the newly renovated facility on Drs. James Parker Boulevard. 

bgc-kids_labPress release from Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County

Recently, some of the more than 300 young members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County (BGCM) joined Red Bank Unit Director Christy Davis for a momentous occasion, when the director of the Red Bank Unit officially opened the organization’s newly enhanced and expanded 4,000-square foot facility at 138 Drs. James Parker Boulevard.

The BGCM’s Red Bank Unit underwent a major transformation over the last few months, highlighted by a completely updated computer lab. Thanks to an $18,500 grant by OceanFirst Foundation, BGCM was able to update the lab’s workstations and enhance the computing infrastructure.

Also among the improvements put through during the renovation process were new flooring, paint, landscaping, and hardscaping. The Club was also selected to be the recipient of the Lowe’s Heroes program, wherein over $75,000 worth of renovations were completed by over 90 volunteers from local Lowe’s stores.

The facility’s kitchen now features new drywall, appliances, cabinets, and countertops. In collaboration with Hart Two Hart Seamless Gutters, Red Bank Rotary, American Fence, and Oldcastle, the courtyard in the rear of the building has undergone the most dramatic change. Beautiful pavers, landscaping, storage, fencing, security lighting, and a pergola have completely transformed the space.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County provide safe places for young people in Monmouth County, especially for those who need support the most. At the Red Bank and Asbury Park Unit locations, youth can receive programs and services that will help them realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.  For more information about programs offered in Red Bank, email christy@bgcmonmouth.org or call (732)530-0065.