The GE Holiday Shopping Experience for Club Kids

Last week, ten Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady (BGCS) youth members were able to go holiday shopping for their family members thanks to the GE Holiday Shopping Experience for Club Kids. These kids loved the opportunity to pick out toys, clothing and even warm slippers for their family members, which will make their holidays incredibly special since they are able to give to the ones they love. Among the participating members is Solmari, age 7, who was shopping for her six family members including 7-month-old Nate. Her volunteer, Sarah, helped her comb the aisles looking for that perfect gift – Zolmari decided on a cuddly teddy bear because Nate loves to hug her and she thought he would love

BGCS Youth Members Join Raymour & Flanagan in Support of DIY STEM Program.

On Saturday, December 9, the Raymour & Flanagan furniture store on Balltown Rd. in Niskayuna supported the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady with an in-store fundraiser. Seven youth members joined Steinmetz Club Program Director Kristen Kucij leading holiday activities including decorating the store’s Christmas tree and making reindeer ornaments with visiting youth and customers. Raymour & Flanagan made a generous donation in addition to donations that came in at the event, which will go towards supporting the DIY STEM program of BGCS. This program provides fun, hands-on activities with an emphasis on science, math, engineering and technology. Community members are invited to take a tag off

Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady announce Building Great Futures for Schenectady’s Youth campai

Schenectady, N.Y. – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady today announced a $10.9 million capital campaign to support construction of a two-story, 38,587-square-foot building in Quackenbush Park, strategically located between two of the busiest schools in the Schenectady City School District and directly on the border of the Mont Pleasant and Hamilton Hill neighborhoods. BGCS board members, staff members, and leadership donors who have already made significant commitments to the campaign gathered at the Rotterdam Boys & Girls Club to announce the campaign, share details of the project, and make the case for the importance of the project to the community, especially for at-risk youth who bene

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