$10,000 Mentoring Grant
January 15th, 2012
With 2012 approaching, the office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded our Seidman Club a $10,000 mentoring grant to ring in the New Year. Twenty young males will partner with volunteer mentors from local schools, churches, fraternities, the Civil Air Patrol, and the Grand Rapids Police Department. Joint mentoring relationships will offer Club members and caring adults the opportunity to discuss positive choices and academics. Fitting together like pieces of a puzzle, both factors contribute to the success of area youth. At Seidman, Unit Director Mike Remo hopes that through funding, 75% of participants will root themselves into making better choices and academically shine in the New Year.
Our Buckets Make it to Haiti!
January 10th, 2012
Here are some pictures of the food that Boys & Girls Club members helped package with Kids Against Hunger (on October 1) actually in Haiti. They took our food bags out of their boxes and put them in plastic pales for shipping. It's what they do at Rays of Hope for Haiti.
"They saved many lives that day and there is no way to put a value on that. They are my heroes." -Chuck Bailey, Director of Kids Against Hunger
What is your New Year's Resolution?
January 2nd, 2012
The New Year is in full swing now, and we all know what that means: New Year's Resolutions! We asked the Club members at Steil Boys & Girls Club about their goals for 2012. We hope to help every youth reach their goals! Read their great responses:
“My goal is to be in the swimming championship in January.” -Brenda Cortez
“To play soccer.” -Cameron
“My goal is to help my mom more because she works a lot.” -Aby Vargas
“My new year’s resolution is to do better in school. I plan to do this by working harder.” -Maria V.
“Take classes in college.” -Joel
“I want to make new friends.” -Alexandra
“My goal is to go to cheerleading.” -Arianna
“My goal is to get in better physical condition. Being healthy is good for you. Start riding my bike more.” -Anonymous
“My New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight.” -Raymond
“To do the best in school and do what I need to and nothing else. Also, listen to my teachers and parents.” -Kenneth
“To play in my back yard.” -Kamani
“I will play pool.” -Ian
“Make my school basketball team. It is important to me because it can be in my record for when I go to the NBA. I plan to reach my goal by playing for the school team.” -Jovon H.
“To do my homework.” -Jonathan
“My goal is to grow and get my room.” -Danny
“My goal is to catch my biggest fish.” -Kobe
“I want to be a cheerleader next summer because it’s fun.” -Georia
“I want to do cheerleading next summer, and I also want to do boxing too.” -Cindy Cortes
“I want to do nothing.” -Maria
“I want to cheerlead next summer.” -Arianna