|Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix Win National Photography Contest
We are excited to annonce that two Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix members were awarded first place at the National ImageMakers Photography Contest.
Amanda and Megan won first place in the scholarship and photo essay categories respectively. As part of their price they will both travel to San Francisco to receive their awards.
Their talent has also provided a great opportunity for other Club kids! The photo receiving the most votes earns a digital dark room at their Club. To check out the wining photos and to vote simply click here and enter your vote for our national winner.
Share this with your friends and remember to vote every day until August 12!
|Top Notch Trainig Workshop to Benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix
Participate in Top-Notch Training, a workshop to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix. HR executive turned keynote speaker, Silver Rose will focus on tools and techniques to improve workplace relationships, a crucial component of success in any organization. Participants will also learn how to approach a variety of challenges from how to say "no," to dealing effectively with different personalities and approaches.
When: Friday, August 17, 2007
Where: Administrative Offices of the BGCMP
2645 North 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008.
Module 1: Communication Tools and Techniques to Avoid Conflict
Module 2: Surviving Busybodies, Bullies, & Boors
Module 3: Yours, Mine or Ours? Clarifying Roles and Responsabilities
Module 4: Specific Appreciation to Improve Customer Service & Teamwork
To enroll call 602-954.8182 or email email@example.com. Group discounts are available. Early bird price for all 4 workshops is $200, 2 modules $125, or 90 minute module of you choice for $60. After August 10th price for all 4 workshops is $225, for half day (2 modules) $135, or 90 minute module for $75. Space is limited so call today!
|Special Summer Summary
Real golfers don't mind the heat - and they love the challenge of the game. If you're one of these golfers, then join us for the hottest event on grass this July.
You can golf and challenge your buddies to help out the kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix. Here are the details:
When: Friday, July 27, 2007
6:30 a.m. cool registration
7:30 a.m. shotgun start
Where: The Legacy Golf Resort, 6808 South 32nd Street, Phoenix Arizona
Cost: Individual $125, foursome $500, tee sponsor $300.
Additional Info: Green fee, golf cart, range balls, lunch, and award festivities are included.
Participate in the hottest game on grass this July...hey, it's for the kids! To register, download a form by clicking here or call David Mann at (480) 242-8310.
|Back To School Shopping
Kids at the Herbert Kieckhefer Branch recently had a chance to sit down and talk to a former Club kid when Phoenix Suns guard Jalen Rose visited the branch.
The purpose for Jalen's visit was to make a $10,000 donation to the educational programs at the Kieckhefer branch.
Jalen, the self-proclaimed "Rose that grew on concrete," also delivered a motivational speech encouraging the kids to stay in school, pursue their dreams, and work to achieve what they desire. Jalen shared with the kids how his Boys & Girls Club helped keep him off the streets and provided him with a safe place where he could play basketball and participate in other activities.
Thank you Jalen Rose and the Jalen Rose Foundation, for making this donation and for recognizing the importance of supporting kids to achieve their dreams through education and hard work.
|MethSmart Project: Not Even Once at BGCMP Branches
Close to 200 Club members had a chance to experience first hand the power and science behind physics as the Physics Factory made a stop at the Gabel and Rosenzweig Branches.
The Physics Factory is a team of scientists and educators with a common goal: to share their enthusiasm for physics with students, teachers, and the community. Through a combination of hands-on learning and eye-popping stage shows, the Physics Factory aims to show that physics is an exciting process of discovery and invention and offers a rewarding career.
Through a series of fun and interactive experiments, kids at the Clubs learned about the structure of atoms; the structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, motions, and forces; and the conservation of energy among other topics.
Summer is a busy time at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix with daily field trips. Contact your nearest Club for a list of daily field trips. The following calendar of events
are samples of activities at the Clubs:
Tuesday, July 10
Members from the Tolleson Branch will visit the Phoenix Art Museum, where they will have an opportunity to see exhibitions of the top 1930's dressmakers, painters, cartoonists, and New York photographers.
Friday, July 13
Kids at the Warner A. Gabel Branch will have an opportunity to experience the amazing Craig Davis Comedy, Magic, and Juggling Show. The presentation will be a fun-filled and highly entertaining show, packed with audience involvement and lots of comedy.
Tuesday, July 24
Ronald McDonald will make a special visit to the Glendale Branch for a meet-and-greet opportunity. Ronald McDonald will give a 30-minute show and perform several magic tricks for the kids.
Wednesday, July 25
Glendale Branch members will have a unique opportunity to see how a stuffed bear is created when they visit the Stuffington Bear Co. in Phoenix. Kids will learn what goes into designing a bear, and how the materials are cut, assembled, and then stuffed.
Call your local Club for more information and a complete schedule.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS "DAY FOR KIDS"
Saturday, September 15, 2007
All 10 branches will host different activities
12TH ANNUAL MAYORS' CHALLENGE GOLF TOURNAMENT
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Wigwam Resort & Golf Club
TODAY'S KIDS, TOMORROW'S STARS - CELEBRATING EXTRAORDINARY YOUTH!
HONORARY CHAIR BUD SELIG, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL COMMISSIONER
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Arizona Biltmore Resort
For more info on these
events, call (602) 954-8182 or visit www.bgcmp.org
Arizona's Character Counts Kid of the Month -- Jessica Fajardo
Kid of the Month
FSN Arizona's Character Counts Kid of the Month is 9-year-old, Jessica Fajardo. Jessica attends the Harry & Sandy Rosenzweig Branch, loves dogs, and is very serious about basketball.
Jessica’s father says she is so serious about basketball that as soon as she gets up in the morning, she’s outside dribbling and practicing before school. In school, her favorite subject is math, but her mind is never far from basketball.
Jessica enjoys all areas of the club, but she can’t wait to get on the court and start playing. She is very proud to have been chosen to represent her club as one of the FSN Basketball League All-Star players. She admires and credits her coach with teaching her some of her new basketball skills. Jessica is hoping to be a very successful basketball player when she grows up.
Congratulations to Jessica, the FSN Arizona's Character Counts Kid of the Month!
of the Month -- Steve Fusco
Christina Volanos has been volunteering at the I. G. Homes Branch three days a week for the past three years. During her visits, Christina helps in all the different areas of the Club. While volunteering, she brings with her an energy and excitement about the Boys & Girls Clubs programs that she imparts to all the kids she works with.
Christina enjoys assisting others in the learning center during Power Hour, when she spends time helping kids with their homework. She strives to give the kids the extra attention they need to succeed in school. When she is done assisting others with homework, Christina helps staff members serve dinner to all the kids. As if all of this was not enough, last basketball season she coached two teams to ensure that all kids could have the opportunity to play. She is always ready to jump in and help out wherever she is needed and that is just one of the skills that makes Christina so remarkable.
Christina has four children who attend the I. G. Homes Branch, and she really enjoys giving back to the club and working with all the kids. She has a great relationship with all of the kids at the club, and they really respect her and appreciate all that she does for them.
Trina White, Branch Manager at Homes, says “Every time I have called her for help, she has been there.” It is this amazing, generous spirit that makes Christina Volanos such a valuable volunteer.
Thank you, Christina, for all that you do to help make the Boys & Girls Clubs The Positive Place for Kids!!
If you are interested in learning more about volunteering please visit our website at www.bgcmp.org or call Teresa at (602) 343-1210.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix inspires and
enables youth in our community, especially those faced with difficult and challenging circumstances, to realize their individual potential while learning responsible citizenship.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix provides comprehensive development programs for youth in grades K-12. Every year,
more than 31,600 children benefit from after-school youth development programs, extended services, and community support programs through our
ten clubhouse facilities, dental clinic, and outreach programs.
Boys & Girls Clubs' youth development programs focus on five
• Education & Career Development
• Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Character & Leadership Development
Health & Life Skills
WARNER A. GABEL BRANCH
1330 North 15th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (602) 252-7968
5850 West Northview Avenue
Phone: (623) 939-6952
I. G. HOMES BRANCH
1601 West Sherman Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 254-5814
HERBERT KIECKHEFER BRANCH
548 West Southern Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85041
Phone: (602) 268-3486
HARRY & SANDY ROSENZWEIG BRANCH
2242 West Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Phone: (602) 249-1338
LOUIS & ELIZABETH SANDS BRANCH
4730 West Grovers Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone: (602) 375-0400
SPENCER D. & MARY JANE STEWART BRANCH
6629 West Clarendon Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85033
Phone: (623) 848-1022
9251 West Washington Street
Tolleson, AZ 85353
Phone: (623) 936-9020
JERRY & HELEN WISOTSKY / PEORIA BRANCH
11820 North 81st Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85345
Phone: (623) 979-3559
301 East Western Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 932-1154
DAVE PRATT DENTAL CLINIC
(I.G. Homes Branch)
1601 West Sherman Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 271-9961
DEL E. WEBB ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER
2645 North 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008-1824
Phone: (602) 954-8182
Fax: (602) 956-3320
Job Hotline: (602) 954-3939
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix depends on
friends like you to make a difference to 31,600 kids in our
community every year!
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