BGCSTL Honors Alumni, Volunteers, Board & Staff

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is proud to announce the 2018 Annual Recognition event honorees and Alumni Hall of Honor inductees! Each year the staff, board members, volunteers and supporters are acknowledged and celebrated for their commitment to our Club children.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis Alumni Hall of Honor inductees are Rolando Barry, Founding Director at MO High Steppers Drill Team; Brittany Dodson, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Morgan State University; Dr. Gralon Johnson, University Innovation Alliance (UIA) Fellow at Iowa State University; Lemont Livingston, Electrical Engineer at Hunter Engineering; and, Dr. Art McCoy, Superintendent of Schools for Jennings School District. The Hall of Honor recognizes outstanding alumni for achievements in their respective fields, commitment to leadership, serving our community’s youth, contributions to the St. Louis community and for living out the mission of the Boys & Girls Club.

Photo caption (left to right)
Dr. Flint Fowler, President Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis along with 2018 Alumni Hall of Honor Inductees: Rolando Barry, Lemont Livingston, Brittany Dodson, Dr. Gralon Johnson and Dr. Art McCoy

Additional categories and honorees for the evening were as follows:
*Award descriptions below *Photos from the evening, here

National Award of Merit
Enterprise Bank & Trust
Hazelwood School District
Moneta Group
St. Louis Public Schools

Richard H. Amberg Award
Suzie Spence

Cabinet of Life Trustees
Dr. Joan Silber
Robert Fulstone

Carl Woods Volunteer of the Year Award
Dionne Curtis-Minner

Service to Youth Award – Staff
Melvin Davis
Henry Johnson, Jr.
Everetia Perry
Shuntae Shields Ryan
Elton Williams

Service to Youth Award – Board
Mary Bonacorsi
Jim Butler
Jerry Garbutt
Dan Farrell
Thomas Kavanaugh
John Meara
Emily Pitts

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis President, Dr. Flint Fowler (reflecting on the annual event which has always been close to his heart) said, “This event gives us the opportunity to celebrate the many ways that our staff, board volunteers, alumni and friends contribute to the welfare of the children we serve and highlight our impact.”

National Service to Youth Award – Board, volunteers and staff who have rendered long and devoted service (five years or more) to the Boys & Girls Club Movement.

National Award of Merit – Individuals and organizations outside Boys & Girls Clubs that have provided outstanding support to local Clubs or the Movement.

Carl Woods Volunteer of the Year – Presented to exceptional volunteers who demonstrate his or her devoted service to the Club’s mission.

Richard H. Amberg Award – Presented to a Board member whose leadership and commitment has a profound impact on the Club’s ability to achieve its mission.

G. Bauman Cabinet of Life Trustees Award – Presented to devoted individuals who have served on the Board of Directors and have completed their Board term, but have a desire to continue to serve in some form or fashion.

About the Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis is to inspire and enable youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Clubs now serve St. Louis youth at ten locations (Adams Park Club, Ferguson Middle School Club, Grannemann Elementary School Club, Herbert Hoover Club, Lee Hamilton Elementary School Club, O’Fallon Park Club, Riverview Gardens Club and Hazelwood Southeast Middle School Club), within two High Schools (Normandy and Roosevelt High School) as well as four additional elementary schools through our Mentor St. Louis Program. The Clubs are open during hours that kids are most likely to need a safe place to go — after school and during summer. We are also a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

BGCSTL Welcomes New Board Members

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER ST. LOUIS
WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

St. Louis, MO, February 2018 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis welcomes new board members Lon Dircks, Crystal Gale, Chonda Nwamu and Leah Reynolds Harris.

Lon Dircks, Jr. is the Market Sales Manager/First Vice President for Merrill Lynch/Bank of America.

Crystal Gale, Ed.D is the Director of Performance Management for the Saint Louis Public Schools. In her new role she provides ongoing oversight and support to ensure the use of performance measures to increase effectiveness, developing and implementing plans to create shared accountability for improved performance, and analyzing systems for success.

Chonda Nwamu is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Ameren. Chonda joined Ameren in 2016 and serves as key advisor to the Senior Vice President & General Counsel on legal department strategy and operations. She provides advice, counsel, and oversight on a broad range of legal, transactional and regulatory topics across multiple operating business segments.

Leah Reynolds Harris is Senior Vice President for PNC Bank has worked for Famous‐Barr, Mark Twain Bank and
Bank of America. She has also served as the BGCSTL Women’s Leadership Circle co-chair and volunteers with the American Red Cross Charles Drew Committee, and Lutheran Senior Services Finance Committee

For more information on how the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is helping our community, visit www.bgcstl.org.

Great Futures Moments – 1st Quarter News

 

 

 

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS
OF GREATER ST. LOUIS
GREAT FUTURES MOMENTS

1st Quarter News 2018
Academic Success | Good Character & Citizenship | Healthy Lifestyles


 

Message from our President, Dr. Flint Fowler:
As I reflect on 2017, I first want to express our appreciation to the donors, community partners, volunteers and families for your partnership. We aspire to be the most trusted name in youth development and make a greater impact on our regions teens and kids! Last year, more than 1,500 donors helped us raised over $7 million in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis programs and services. More kids were able to learn how to cook, eat healthier, work with tutors, take college tours and trips, plant gardens, enjoy the holiday season at the Club with gifts and so much more due to your generosity! Here are just a few of our 2017 highlights:• Celebrated 50 years of service to youth – PSA’s, billboards, celebratory videos and more (click to view 50 years of sports  and 50 years of service to youth videos)
• Honored to have received the “Doing the Most Good” award from the Salvation Army; “Quality of Life” award from the City of St. Louis/SLDC; and a Marketing & Communications award in Public Relations from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
• As part of the Jim Butler Golf weekend, partnered with the St. Louis Cardinals to bring golf (for the first time ever) to the field of Busch Stadium
• Continued our Back-to-School partnerships with the St. Louis Realtors Association and Cricket Wireless – equipping our youth with the tangible tools needed to start the new school year
• Welcomed two new Youth of the Year partners – Frank Leta Automotive Group awarded the winner a new car and Wanda and Michael DeHaven presented the inaugural Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year scholarship in the amount of $5,000
• Expanded our partnership with Maryville University to include “A Week in the Life of a Maryville Student” a five day overnight experience for Club teens
• Teamed up with the ZAC Foundation to provide swim lessons and promote water safety to campers
• Served an all-time high of over 1,900 teens
• Employed interactive technology to educate teens about safe driving techniques as part of the UPS Road Code program
• Enrolled more than 1,500 kids in our summer camps
• This year’s Great Futures Gala attracted over 700 attendees and raised $575,000 – both all-time highs for the event!
• More than thirty teens went on regional college tours and 40 attended the BGCA National Keystone Conference
• Awarded $2.5 million in state tax credits to help fund the construction of a new Teen Center in Ferguson

Stay tuned as the upcoming year will bring more exciting news to include an expanded footprint and impact on our kids and teens throughout the St. Louis region. Until then, stay plugged in by mentoring, volunteering, attending an even or spreading the word about the impact BGCSTL is having on youth ages 6-18 all over St. Louis City & County.


 

Table for Four Luncheon
Grab your colleagues and/or closest friends and join us at the BGCSTL annual women’s luncheon, Table for Four on March 2, 2018, 11:30 am – 1 pm at the Chase Park Plaza. In its 11 year history the event has raised over $300,000 to support the growth and development of our young women. Proceeds from this event support activities and experiences designed to help girls develop healthy lifestyles, positive self-esteem and make good decisions. Over 200 guests are expected to attend. The Joan Ellyn Silber Award for Volunteerism and Leadership will also be granted to one of our teen girls during the event. Co-chairs this year are Melissa Grannum & Michele Sowers. To register or for more information, click here.

 

Family Dollar Supports BGCSTL
National charity partner Family Dollar invited Club members to participate in the Grand Opening of their new store located on Halls Ferry Road. Members helped cut the ribbon, greeted guests, talked to attendees about the impact a Boys & Girls Club can have on lives and received the $1,000 donation to the Club. During the District Manager’s speech he spoke about the word “family” and how Family Dollar is not only committed to serving families in the neighborhoods where they have a presence but included that community members such as BGCSTL is also very much a part of their family. Following the event, Club members enjoyed breakfast at IHOP.


 

Thank you for being a FRIEND!
During the Youth of the Year process, the BGCSTL friends group, Friends of the Club, partnered with staff to facilitate professional development sessions and serve as mentors for the teen participants. They led sessions on essay writing, personal branding, public speaking and interviewing skills – all to groom the teens for their presentations. The partnership worked out so well that the Friends have agreed to continue their roles and commitment to the Youth of the Year teens and process in 2018. To join the Friends of the Club, click here. Next up from the FOTC, Casino Night! Click here for ticket information.


 

Imo’s Pizza Surprises Club Members
To celebrate their new partnership with Chaminade High School alum and Boston Celtics rookie, Jayson Tatum, Imo’s Pizza surprised over 100 Riverview Gardens Club members with exclusive, limited edition Jayson Tatum T-shirts! The Celtic green shirts have Tatum’s number on the back and have gone viral on twitter with multiple requests from users who’d like to own one. “The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is a special organization to both Jayson and Imo’s Pizza,” said Carl Imo, president of Imo’s Pizza. “We love that Jayson remains true to his roots and involved in bettering the St. Louis community. We are proud to further this mission in any way we can.”



 

ALL STARS Step National Video Competition
Boys & Girls Clubs of America launched the first ever ALL STARS national step video contest last fall where Clubs across the country were invited to submit their best step routine videos in hopes of winning the national title. Thanks to everyone who voted for the BGCSTL Lee Hamilton Club. You helped them win 3rd place!! Local Club communities voted and narrowed down the entries to the top ten finalists. A panel of judges rated all finalist videos and selected the winner based on creativity, engagement, mastery/ skill level and presence. To see the BGCSTL video, click here.

 

Music Studio Performance at Gala
Each year at the opening of the Great Futures Gala, Club members are excited to perform and showcase their experiences with the attendees. This year, the featured production was a result of the BGCSTL Music Studio program – a partnership with Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter Alonzo ”Zo” Lee who shows the kids all aspects of the music industry. The process starts with planning and writing and ends with a beautiful performance of the Club member’s music. In case you missed it, the Ferguson Club member duo Danielle & Troy performed the song they co-wrote during the program called “Confidence”. Click here to see the heart-warming performance.



 

Now Serving Youth at Hazelwood East High
Thanks to a 21st Century CCLC grant, we are now serving teens at Hazelwood East High School. The program offers a wide range of high energy activities designed to improve student academic achievement and address the multiple needs and interests of children and families. Members of the program receive homework assistance, access to a social worker and guidance counselor, college and career prep, tutoring, ACT prep, engage in sports and music activities and more. For more information, call 314-953-7795.

 

Jim Butler Golf Tournament
One of St. Louis’ most supported golf tournaments of the year, the Jim Butler Golf Charity Classic will be on June 18, 2018 at the Country Club of St. Albans. The event supports Club Health & Life Skills programs and will include afternoon tee times, lunch and on course goodies/snacks. Both courses will be available for the tournament. The tournament also helps increase awareness of BGCSTL programs and raises funds so our kids can live healthy and productive lives. To sponsor or register, click here.


 

Mentor Moment
Thanks to mentors at Jefferson, Farragut and Adams Elementary Schools for their recent work with our youth – they helped them set goals for 2018, assisted them with preparing for their MAP tests and shared the importance of planning for futures at a young age. Happy Mentor Month to everyone whose serving in a mentor role! To mentor or volunteer, click here.
 

 

Partner Feature – St. Louis Zoo
Thanks to an ongoing partnership, twenty BGCSTL teen members from six Clubs will now have their first job —- working for the St. Louis Zoo. Through this youth employment program, Club members who completed the Club’s Junior Staff program will participate in Zoo-led workshops preparing them to begin work in the spring. In addition to regular check-ins with Club staff to guide them, the Zoo will also equip them with a mentor within the Zoo family to ensure the success of their first job. The St. Louis Zoo employment based program is now in its sixth year.


 

4th Quarter Grants Recognition
We appreciate the following grant partners for their gifts that strengthen our programs, click here for a full list.

 

 


ARTICLE PREVIEW
Message from Flint
Table for Four
Family Dollar Grand Opening
Friends Being Friends
Imo’s Surprise to Members
Music Studio Performance
Now Serving Hazelwood East
Jim Butler Golf Tournament
Mentor Moment
Partner Feature
4th Q Grants Recognition

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Table for Four
Friday, March 2, 2018

Casino Night hosted by the Friends of the Club
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Jim Butler Golf Tournament
Monday, June 18, 2018

Great Futures Gala
Friday, November 9, 2018

 


UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS
Swim Lessons at HHC
Starting January 27, 2018.
Click for info.

SMART Girls Conference
April 28, 2018

Passport to Manhood Conference
May 5, 2018

 


IN LOVING MEMORY

BGCSTL Founder & Original Board Member
Frankie Muse Freeman
1916-2018

BGCSTL Employee
Marvin Witherspoon
1962-2017



“I went from living in a car to winning a car! Thanks to the BGCSTL Staff for working with me as I pursued becoming and winning the 2018 Youth of the Year title!”
Michaelmonique
2018 Youth of the Year

 






 

LOCATIONS

Adams Park Club
314.633.7900
4317 Vista Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Be Great Graduate – Normandy High School
6701 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Louis, MO 63121
636.675.9526

Be Great Graduate – Roosevelt High School
3230 Hartford Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
314.335.8143

Ferguson Middle School Club
314.335.8330
701 January Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63135

Grannemann Elem. School Club
314.335.8350
2324 Redman Road
St. Louis, MO 63136

Herbert Hoover Club
314.335.8000
2901 N. Grand Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63107

Lee Hamilton Elementary School Club
314.335.8340
401 Powell Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63135

O’Fallon Park Club
314.932.1371
4343 West Florissant
St. Louis, MO 63115

Riverview Gardens Club
314.335.8275
174 Shepley Drive
St. Louis, MO 63137

Southeast Middle School Club
314.953.7795
918 Prigge Road
St. Louis, MO 63138

Special Initiatives
Mentor St. Louis

Newsletter Contact
For more information or with questions, contact Shuntae Shields Ryan,
VP, Marketing & Communications via phone 314.335.8009 or email.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) is to inspire and enable youth ages 6 to 18 to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For over 50 years, BGCSTL has been providing after-school, teen, sports and summer programs to youth in the St. Louis area while also providing a safe place for them to learn and grow. The Clubs now serve St. Louis youth at ten locations (Adams Park Club, Ferguson Middle School Club, Grannemann Elementary School Club, Herbert Hoover Club, Lee Hamilton Elementary School Club, O’Fallon Park Club, Riverview Gardens Club and Hazelwood Southeast Middle School Club), within two High Schools (Normandy and Roosevelt High School) and five additional elementary schools through our Mentor St. Louis Program.
Boys & Girls Clubs
of Greater St. Louis
2901 North Grand Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63107
Phone: (314) 335-8000
Fax: (314) 652-7509
 


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Michaelmonique Mayo Wins Youth of the Year, $5,000 Scholarship & A NEW CAR

YOUTH OF THE YEAR WINNER ANNOUNCED AT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER ST. LOUIS GREAT FUTURES GALA

 Michaelmonique Mayo Wins Youth of the Year, $5,000 Scholarship & A NEW CAR

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) is proud to announce the 2018 Youth of the Year winner Michaelmonique Mayo! Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. The award is Boys & Girls Clubs signature youth recognition program that celebrates the recipient’s contributions to their family, school, community, and Boys & Girls Club.

Michaelmonique Mayo also won the inaugural Wanda and Michael DeHaven Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year scholarship in the amount of $5,000. And, a Honda Accord courtesy of Frank Leta Automotive Group, also a first for the Club’s Youth of the Year! During her speech given at the organization’s Great Futures Gala & 50th anniversary celebration, Mayo reflected on having to live out of a car earlier in her life – but now she is excited to own one!

As the new Youth of the Year and ambassador for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis, this 17 year old Club member is a true example of an extraordinary young woman.  Now that she’s won the honor, Michael Monique says, “I want to motivate youth to achieve their goals as well as encourage and set up programs for youth living in poverty.” She is a senior at Roosevelt High School and plans to attend college and major in Photo Journalism.

Michaelmonique was selected from a group of fourteen finalists who shared their story of perseverance and dedication to their family, Club and community before a panel of judges who chose the winner.

“The Youth of the Year honorees are shining examples and living proof that great futures start at the Boys & Girls Clubs.  We are so proud of all of this year’s participants who took the time to complete a challenging yet worthwhile process. All possess the ability and ambition to be successful, and, should be recognized for their leadership, service, academic achievements and commitment to live a healthy lifestyle,” said Dr. Flint Fowler, President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis.

The Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures and encourages all kids to lead, succeed and inspire.

Congratulations to all of the Youth of the Year top finishers listed below (pic attached, left to right):

Youth of the Year Winner, Michaelmonique Mayo ($5,000)

4th Place Winner, Daija Glover ($500)

2nd Place Winner, Jennifer Sandford ($2500)

3rd Place Winner, Danielle Kain ($1,000)

The Youth of the Year competition included fourteen teenage finalists from various Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis locations (top left to right):

Canada Turner; Daija Glover; Michael Monique Mayo; Saadiq Holsey; Danielle Kain; Kenya Johnson; Devin Smith; Akeylah Lester; Heavyn Borroum; Jordon Gates; Kahalia Adams; Aaryn Gardner; Jennifer Sandford; and, Dezmond McSellers

For more information on how the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is helping our community, visit www.bgcstl.org.

2018 Youth of the Year Candidates

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is proud to announce our 2018 Youth of the Year Candidates

Meet our 2018 Youth of the Year (YOY) candidates! Fourteen teens are being recognized for demonstrating outstanding leadership in their schools, communities, and Clubs. But only one will be awarded with the highest honor — Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis.

Over the past few months, the journey for these teens has included professional development sessions such as essay writing, personal branding, public speaking and interviewing skills – much of what’s been led by the Friends of the Club, the BGCSTL young professionals group. Many of the “Friends” also signed on the mentor the Youth of the Year candidates throughout the process.

The YOY candidates will participate in one more activity this week, getting them closer to becoming one of the finalists who will present their speech in front of over 600 guests at next week’s Great Futures Gala! By the end of the evening, a deserving teen will be crowned Youth of the Year!

The Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures and encourages all kids to lead, succeed and inspire.

Meet the Candidates

Adams Park Club

Dezmond McSellers
Age: 16
Grade: 11th
School: Rockwood Summit
Number of Years that you have been a member: 10 years
One word to describe yourself – Determined
Planned College Major: International Business

Daija Glover
Age: 17
Grade: 12th
School: McKinley High School
Number of Years that you have been a member: 11 years
One word to describe yourself – Audacious
Planned College Major: Urban Politics and Law

Heavyn Borroum
Age: 15
Grade: 10th
School: Rockwood Summit
Number of Years that you have been a member: 9 years
One word to describe yourself – Unstoppable
Planned College Major: Psychology/Communications

Saadiq Holsey
Age: 15
Grade: 10th
School: Mckinley High
Number of Years that you have been a member: 8 years
One word to describe yourself – Multi-talented
Planned College Major: Electrical Engineering

Ferguson Middle School Club

Name: Danielle Tene’ Kain
Age: 14
Grade: 9th
School: Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS)
Number of Years that you have been a member: 6 years
One word to describe yourself – Blessed
Planned College Major: Astro Physics

Herbert Hoover Club

Kahalia Adams
Age: 15
Grade: 10th
School: Parkway North High School
Number of Years that you have been a member: 1 year
One word to describe yourself – Talented
Planned College Major: Anesthesiologist

Aaryn Gardner
Age: 16
Grade: 11th
School: McKinley High School
Number of Years that you have been a member: 10 years
One word to describe yourself – Self-Disciplined
Planned College Major: Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre

Devin Smith
Age: 17
Grade: 12th
School: Cardinal Ritter College Prep
Number of Years that you have been a member: 12 years
One word to describe yourself – Devoted
Planned College Major: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

Jennifer Sandford
Age: 15
Grade: 10th
School: Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience
Number of Years that you have been a member: 8 years
One word to describe yourself – Ambitious
Planned College Major: Biology

Jordon Gates
Age: 17
Grade: 12th
School: Career Academy
Number of Years that you have been a member: 12 years
One word to describe yourself – Passionate
Planned College Major: Neurology

Be Great Graduate: Roosevelt High School

Canada Turner
Age: 17
Grade: 12th
School: Roosevelt High
Number of Years that you have been a member: 4 years
One word to describe yourself – Determined
Planned Great Future: Marines

Michael Monique Mayo
Age: 17
Grade: 12th
School: Roosevelt
Number of Years that you have been a member: 4 years
One word to describe yourself – Inspirational
Planned College Major: Photo Journalism

O’Fallon Park Club

Akeylah Lester
Age: 17
Grade: 11th
School: Marquette
Number of Years that you have been a member: 2 years
One word to describe yourself – Humble
Planned College Major: Education

Kenya Johnson
Age: 16
Grade: 11th
School: Clyde C Miller
Number of Years that you have been a member: 2 years
One word to describe yourself – Kind
Planned College Major: Education

 

 

Jayson Tatum Visits BGCSTL Hurricane Relief Project Winners

NBA Star, Boston Celtic, Jayson Tatum Visits
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis to Reward Members for Hurricane Relief Efforts

In mid-September, St. Louisan & Boston Celtic Jayson Tatum partnered with members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis to launch an effort to see which Club could collect the most donations in order to provide hurricane relief to the Boys & Girls Clubs in Houston and Florida who were impacted by recent hurricanes.

On Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11 am, he returned to St. Louis to visit the winning Club and to congratulate the Club members on their efforts! Tatum signed autographs, took photos and lunched with the winning Club members.

Jayson Tatum said of the ongoing donation drive, “TOGETHER we can support the rebuilding of the Clubs in the affected communities and help reignite their Club members vision to have a safe place to go each day where they are prepared for a bright future!”

Nearly 100 boxes of supplies were collected from all ten Clubs and community partners that included water, toiletries, canned food, wipes, girl’s hygiene products, deodorant, shampoo, batteries, flashlights, new bedding, board games and arts & crafts supplies.

Jayson Tatum Partners with BGCSTL on Hurricane Relief Project

 

St. Louisan & Boston Celtic Jayson Tatum is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis to provide hurricane relief to the Boys & Girls Clubs in Houston and Florida that were affected by recent hurricanes.

Members from all ten Clubs have launched a challenge to collect the most supplies that will be directly delivered to the young people who attend the clubs in Houston & Florida. It’s hard to imagine but some of these Clubs lost EVERYTHING!

Jayson Tatum said, “TOGETHER we can support the rebuilding of the Clubs in the affected communities and help reignite the Club members vision to have a safe place to go each day where they are prepared for a bright future!”

To honor the hard work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis members collecting donations, Tatum has agreed to visit and have lunch with the local St. Louis Club that collects the most supplies!

Supplies needed:

Water, toiletries, canned food, wipes, girls hygiene products, deodorant, shampoo, batteries, flashlights, new bedding, board games and arts & crafts supplies. Drop off at any of the below locations or CALL 314-335-8340 for more information. To make a donation to be used for hurricane relief supplies, click here.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis
Administrative Offices
2901 North Grand Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63107
phone: (314) 335-8000 fax: (314) 652-7509

CLUB LOCATIONS:

Adams Park Club
4317 Vista Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-633-7900

BE GREAT: GRADUATE at Normandy High School
6701 St. Charles Rock Rd., 63121
636-675-9526

BE GREAT: GRADUATE at Roosevelt High School
3230 Hartford Street St. Louis, MO 63118
314-335-8143

Ferguson Middle School Club
701 January Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63135
314-335-8330

Grannemann Elem. School Club
2324 Redman Road, St. Louis, MO 63136
314.335.8350

Herbert Hoover Club
2901 North Grand Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63107
(314) 335-8000

Lee Hamilton Elementary School Club
401 Powell Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63135
314-335-8340

O’Fallon Park Club
4343 West Florissant
St. Louis, MO 63115
314-932-1371

Riverview Gardens Club
314.335.8275
175 Shepley Drive St. Louis, MO 63137

Southeast Middle School Club
918 Prigge Road, St. Louis, MO 63138
314-953-7795

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER ST. LOUIS WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

St. Louis, MO, August 2017 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis welcomes new board members Michele Sowers – Husch Blackwell and Clive Grannum.

Michele Sowers is a partner at Husch Blackwell and concentrates her practice on product liability and general business litigation in the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team. She has extensive experience working with manufacturing companies in the transportation industry — from the car dealerships her family owns in the St. Louis area to large automotive companies.

Clive Grannum is an international executive focused on strategic operations, who has led global manufacturing based organizations with P&Ls of up to $1.4B. His experience comes from industry titans Dow Chemical Company, Rohm and Haas, The ICI Group, and The BOC Group, where he was central to expanding and maintaining market leadership in multiple categories.

For more information on how the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is helping our community, visit www.bgcstl.org.

Robert “Bob” Fulstone is 2017 Richard H. Amberg Award

Robert “Bob” Fulstone Receives Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis 2017 Richard H. Amberg Award

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is proud to announce Robert “Bob” Fulstone, who has served as a dedicated board member and volunteer for over 25 years, as the 2017 Richard H. Amberg Awardee! The Richard H. Amberg Award is presented to a Board member whose leadership and commitment has a profound impact on the Club’s ability to achieve its mission.

During Bob’s award acceptance speech, he said “Other than my marriage of 50 years to my wife Kathy, the Boys & Girls Clubs is one of my greatest joys!”

Previously the Chief Volunteer Officer (CVO) of the Board in 2000 and 2001, Bob oversaw a capital campaign for the Club that secured the first $1 million gift from Dennis & Judy Jones – the largest single gift in the Club’s 38-year history. While CVO, Bob recruited an active and diverse group of Board volunteers, many of which who assumed major leadership roles for BGCSTL. He has also been honored with the Wind Beneath My Wings Award in 1999, the Recognition of Service Award, National Service to Youth Award, Local Service to Youth Award, the Board Challenge Champion, and recognition for marketing excellence by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Bob also chaired the Campaign for Kids annual fund drive and the Resource Development Committee. During this time, the Club had the largest increase in funds raised and more $10,000+ donors for the Jeremiah Millbank Society than ever before. He now serves as the Vice President of the Missouri State Alliance for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Missouri, and makes calls to fund such programs as Meth Smart, SMART Girls, Passport to Manhood, and more. Bob also generously dedicates his time to the Youth of the Year event in Jefferson City, preparing youth to participate in the prestigious program, the highest honor that a Club member can receive.

Photo (L to R) JaLisa Wines, 2017 Youth of the Year, Bob Fulstone, BGCSTL Teen Ambassadors, Daija Glover, Ezekial Jones and Michael Monique Mayo.

2017 Boys & Girls Club Alumni Hall of Honor Inductees

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is proud to announce its 2017 Alumni Hall of Honor Inductees! During the 2017 Annual Recognition event, where staff, board members, volunteers and other supporters are acknowledged and celebrated for their commitment to our Club children, Jerome Tomlin, Grace Conner, Lorenzo Baylor Sr., Susan Jones, Byron Price & Jordan “Shorty da Prince” Johnson were inducted into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis Alumni Hall of Honor.

The Hall of Honor recognizes outstanding alumni for achievements in their respective fields, commitment to leadership, serving our community’s youth, contributions to the St. Louis community and for living out the mission of the Club.

All of the alumni inductees have lived out the mission of the Boys & Girls Club movement and displayed the impact the Club can have in a member’s life. Jerome Tomlin serves as a Virtual Design Coordinator at Paric Corporations; Grace Connor works as a teacher for Saint Louis Public Schools and is a seasonal staff member at the Club; Lorenzo Baylor Sr. works for Citibank as a Vice President in the mortgage banking industry; Susan Jones is the manager of Supplier Diversity at EMED Medical Company; Byron Price is a branch manager for US Bank; and, Jordan “Shorty da Prince” Johnson works for Radio One’s Hot 104.1 STL Weeknights 7p to Midnight.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis President, Dr. Flint Fowler said of the Inductees, “This is an outstanding group of alumni who individually and collectively represent the power of a Boys & Girls Club experience. We are proud of the accomplishments and contributions they are making to their communities.”

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Rocki Jones (Past Alum Honoree), Jerome Tomlin, Grace Conner, Lorenzo Baylor Sr., Dr. Flint Fowler (BGCSTL President), Susan Jones & Byron Price – Jordan “Shorty da Prince” Johnson (not shown).

About the Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis is to inspire and enable youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Clubs now serve St. Louis youth at ten locations (Adams Park Club, Ferguson Middle School Club, Grannemann Elementary School Club, Herbert Hoover Club, Lee Hamilton Elementary School Club, O’Fallon Park Club, Riverview Gardens Club and Hazelwood Southeast Middle School Club), within two High Schools (Normandy and Roosevelt High School) as well as five additional elementary schools through our Mentor St. Louis Program. The Clubs are open during hours that kids are most likely to need a safe place to go — after school and during summer. We are also a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

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