As we begin November, the kick-off to the Holiday season, I want to take a moment to wish you all a wonderful holiday season! The next two months will go by quickly! We have been fortunate with great support this year to ensure we are providing the foundation of Great Futures Start Here in Garfield. We have made advancements in program offerings in Academics, Health and Life Skills and Character & Leadership.

We have grants supporting our Homework assistance, Math and Reading Enrichment programs. Our Keystone Club chartered its Club with BGCA and has helped the Garfield VFW and Highschool with different initiatives.

Our ADA has increased to 233 youth everyday in our After-care program and the hard work in providing quality programming and Youth Development Professional is in demand.

We also renovated our program space into an Academic Enrichment Room and with funding and support from the Bergen Prosecutor’s office we will be moving forward with the renovation of our front desk and lobby area to enhance the safety and functionality of our building.

The momentum created in 2018 will be celebrated at our Wall of Champions Gala on December 5th and be taken into 2019 to continue providing the best youth development experience we can.