Since 1959, The Boys & Girls Club of Garfield, (the Club) has been dedicated to providing programs directed to the inspiration and enablement of the young people in our community. For more than half a century, the Club has successfully provided the safe, supervised environment needed to help our young people realize their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens. The Club is at the forefront of youth development; serving at risk young people from disadvantaged economic, social, and familial circumstances. Our service population consists primarily of multi-ethnic children in the elementary thru high school grade levels. The Club provides programs and services for over 1500 children ages 6 through 18 each year.
Co-Chairs Sue Scudillo & John Easom
This is your opportunity to make a lasting difference in the life of a child. As an adult, you know having a dream gives you a sense of purpose for a lifetime. A child’s voice relays wisdom that resonates for generations. Our Boys & Girls Club helps our children by equipping them with the tools to succeed both academically and civically. “Great Futures Start Here,” and you can help make dreams a reality with a donation to the 2014 Annual Campaign.
At the Boys & Girls Club of Garfield, our purpose is to inspire and enable young people especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
The Boys & Girls Club of Garfield is part of a unified nationwide affiliation of more than 5,000 Clubs and provides after-school and summer programming to more than 1,500 children with an average daily attendance of over 400 members in two different locations. In addition, the Club provided outreach services to more than 2,000 children last year.
Economic statistics are somewhat alarming:
The Boys & Girls Club of Garfield works hard to meet the needs of its members by keeping fees affordable for the people we serve. The Club coordinates these efforts through foundations, grants, special events and donors, like you! For more information please contact Director of Operations, Shane Sudol at 973-478-7662 x14 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jasmine Cubuk is the 2013 Youth of the Year. Being named the Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can recieve. Jasmine has been a member of the the Club for 3 years. She does not hesitate to serve the community by volunteering with several organizations throughout Garfield. Jasmine makes a commendable effort in lending a hand to friends and relatives in need. She is a stellar student who takes the time to enjoy her education and is proud to be part of the National Honor Society. "Jasmine is a leader and a prime example of what our Club strives to insill in our members. Jasmine currrently attends Richard-Stockton College and she still visits the Club frequently and acting a mentor to the youth in the program." said Director of Operations, Shane Sudol.
I thank the Club for all the great times that I had growing up and for instilling in me the same values that I pass on to my own children today. The Club was the place that I first learned to swing a bat, make a jump shot and catch a pass. The latter obviously made me who I was in my professional career. I made lifelong friends from my years at the club and am truly thankful to all the coaches and counselors that I met along the way. You learned a lot about the importance of relationships, you learned to trust the kids around you and to play the best for each other. Belonging to the Boys & Girls Club is a huge advantage because you learn more than just sports you learn about life.”
— Wayne Chrebet, NY Jets, Boys & Girls Club of Garfield Alumni
The Boys & Girls Club of Garfield is a place that supported me as a child and guided me into adolescence. I have fond memories of playing basketball in the gym, flag football in the winter and ping pong with my friends. The Club even provided me with my first job opportunity as a summer counselor. The community of Garfield and myself will be forever grateful for your positive work with youth.
— Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys, Boys & Girls Club of Garfield Alumni
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