B&G CLUB CUTS RIBBON ON RED BANK UNIT

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.

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RED BANK: A GRANT TO BREATHE EASIER

Press release from Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County

Asthma is one of the most common, recurring childhood illnesses; nearly 300,000 children in New Jersey have been diagnosed with asthma. Because asthma attacks can be prevented and managed, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey believes it can make a positive impact, by improving the quality of life for asthma sufferers and their families and increasing awareness of the disease and its management,  through the BEAM (Breathe Easier with Asthma Management) Program.

Recently, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County received support in the amount of $6,650 from the Foundation, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey. The grant will fund the second year of the BEAM program at the Red Bank and Asbury Park units.

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RED BANK: SUCCESS STEMS FROM CLUBS

Press release from Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County

In an announcement this week, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County launched the Building Blocks program, an initiative designed to inspire kids’ curiosity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and prepare young people for 21st century success.

Through this program — which was implemented in the Red Bank Unit of BGCM late last year, and is set to launch in the Asbury Park Unit this month — the Clubs will receive a customized STEM curriculum and twenty Samsung 4 10.1 tablets from supporting sponsor Samsung Electronics North America.

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RED BANK: NEW LAB FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

boys clubThe Red Bank unit of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County has been awarded $18,500 by the OceanFirst Foundation for a state-of-the-art computer lab, enabling BGCM to update workstations and enhance the computing infrastructure for its over 300 registered members. Unit director Christy Crank stated that “This grant will absolutely help our kids develop their technology skills and stay competitive in school, and eventually the workforce,” adding that the improvements have a target finish date of December 2015.

RB FAMILY EYECARE SENDS YOUTH TO CAMP

Press release from Red Bank Family Eyecare

On Thursday, June 5, Dr. Erin Curtis and Red Bank Family Eye Care hosted a benefit for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County, raising $4500 for summer camp programming. Held on the lawn of the Red Bank Family Eyecare office on Front Street, over 160 supporters attended the event, which featured a silent auction, a basket auction, raffles, a trunk show, and delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

BGCM has locations in Red Bank and Asbury Park, providing fun, educational, and character-building programming for over 800 children each year. Born and raised in Red Bank, Dr. Curtis has a deep commitment to the community and jumped at the chance to help send more children to BGCM’s summer camps.

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A POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE PAGEANT IN RED BANK

Press release from Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County

On Friday, May 16, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County (BGCM) is sponsoring its first “Loving the Skin I’m In” pageant on May 16th from 5-7 pm. Young ladies ages 5-13 are encouraged to participate in this fun, encouraging, and self-esteem enhancing event.

“We wanted to give all of our girls an opportunity to build their confidence and truly celebrate and embrace their individuality,” stated Christy Crank, Director of BGCM’s Red Bank Unit. “The event is designed to guide these young people towards developing positive and healthy attitudes about themselves.” The pageant comprises a talent presentation, formalwear showcase, and a question and answer period. All girls will receive a sash for participating.

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