Boys and Girls Club of Woburn

Cellphones for Soldiers logo

You may have seen the boxes before in your community and hopefully you have donated before to this great cause! Cellphones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active duty military members and veterans.

This year the Youth Council at the Boys and Girls Club are organizing the effort. They have placed boxes in different locations throughout Woburn. The cellphones that are donated will be used to get calling cards for active military members.

If you have any gently used cellphones that you need to get rid of, please drop them off at one of the following locations:
Youth Council volunteering

On Tuesday, December 11, Woburn Youth Council members volunteered at a NuPath residential facility in Wilmington. This facility houses five men with high functioning autism. Members of the council and the residents put together photo frames decorated with holiday motifs for their families.

The members were supervised by NuPath staff and SCI AmeriCorps members Yekaterina Fillippova, Ashley Napear, and Leigh Wilmot, who coordinated this volunteer opportunity. Yekaterina and Ashley are Youth Leadership Coordinators at the Boys and Girls Club and Leigh Wilmot is an Outreach and Technology Coordinator at NuPath Inc.

For more information on NuPath's programs, visit NuPathInc.org.

Intrepid Keystone Club Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Intrepid Keystone Club of the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn! On Sunday, December 2, they received two Boys and Girls Clubs of America Northeast Regional Keystone Awards. 

The teens received the 2012 National Project Award for their service trip to Joplin, Missouri, entitled "After the Cameras Leave." In August, the teens travelled to MO to serve with the organization Rebuild Joplin, assisting with efforts to support families affected by a devestating tornado in May of 2011.

The Club's Education and Leadership Development Director, Megan Gambale, also received an award for the 2012 Northeast Regional Keystone Advisor of the Year award. Megan has been with the organization for 4 years, originally serving as a member of the SCI AmeriCorps program. Currently, she coordinates all academic and service learning programs at the Clubhouse.

Youth making blankets

The effects from Hurricane Sandy were devestating to many parts of the East Coast, especially New York and New Jersey. Many individuals and organizations across the country have stepped up to do anything they can to help those in need.

Some of the youth at the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn decided that they would like to get involved too. On November 5th, they worked together in the gym to make no-sew fleece blankets for the victims of the hurricane. The youth also discussed the impact of the hurricane, some of whom have families near the devestated areas. 

Once the blankets were completed, they were shipped to Staten Island and distributed to nearby shelters. With many families losing most, if not all, of their possessions, these blankets will help keep many people warm throughout the cold winter months.

Woburn Youth Council at the Dwelling Place

Most teens look forward to the weekends as a time to relax and hang out with friends after a busy week of doing school work. But the teens at the Woburn Youth Council decided to spend their weekend differently by volunteering at a local soup kitchen called the Dwelling Place located at the United Methodist Church in Woburn.

On Saturday, September 29, the Woburn Youth Council helped cook and serve 20 people spaghetti and meatballs, salad, coffee, milk, and ice cream sandwiches. Pictured are Bryan Filardo, Rachael Wells (middle), and Jackie Kelley who served dinner to patrons. Not included in the picture are Joe Filardo who also volunteered and Michael Gorrasi and Yekatrina Filippova from the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn who supervised the teens along with another volunteer from the church.

The Woburn Youth Council is very active in the community and this is only one example of how they make a difference regularly. SCI would like to recognize them as our Social Capitalists of the Month!

The 3rd Annual Septemberfest Microbrew/Craft Beer & Wine Tasting Event to benefit the Woburn Boys & Girls Club will take place Friday, September 21 from 7:00 PM – Midnight at the Sons of Italy, 168 Lexington Street, Woburn.

Why is Septemberfest superior to any Octoberfest you have ever been to?

1.       September is the perfect time of year to sample all the best Fall beers while still enjoying some of the Summer favorites.

Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Woburn is seeking a Childcare & Volunteer Management Director. The Childcare & Volunteer Management Director is responsible for the planning, implementation and supervision of licensed childcare programs and volunteer management systems while maintaining a positive, professional relationship with members, parents, volunteers, staff and the community. 

Please use the below link to review the posted job description and to apply online. Only online applications through this posting will be accepted. No phone calls or emails please.
 
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