Make A Difference!
Be the change you want to see in your community. Support Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Annual Fund Drive. Our Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. This year, we have set a goal to raise $125,000. Your support allows many of our members to attend programs in our Clubs. Each day, we serve an average of 800 youth ages 5-18 in Union County.
“We have seen an increased need for our programs and services over the last few years, especially during the pandemic,” said Russell Triolo, Chief Executive Officer. “Many members cannot pay; we do not turn away members who are not able to pay. Your support is needed to ensure these youth are able to participate in programs in a safe and nurturing environment.”
Core programs include: Teen Leadership Programs (Keystone Club and Torch Club), Digital Literacy, Educational Enhancement, Aquatics, Healthy Lifestyle Choices, Community Engagement, Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Youth of the Year and Career Preparation, and Summer Camp. Each program is made up of components designed to prepare members to reach their full potential as adults. We are committed to do Whatever It Takes to build great futures for our members.
Please visit our website bgcuc.org and click the Annual Fund Drive banner to make a donation; or contact our office at 908-687-2697 x111. Your support provides youth with a safe place, where they can learn in a structured environment.
“Your support allows us to provide quality programs for youth,” said Brian Phillips, Board Chair. “For the past 7 years, 100% of our Club seniors graduated on-time, with a plan for their future. Teen members participate in Civic Engagement, Leadership and Career Preparation. Each of these programs helps to build the whole child”.
Summer Camp Registration is now open at our Union, Elizabeth and Plainfield Clubs. “Virtual School” and After- School programs are now in session at our Union, Elizabeth, and Plainfield Clubs. Contact us at 908-687-2697 for information and registration. Aquatics, stroke development, and water safety instruction is available at our Union Club. Teen Leadership Club programs are available at our Clubs in Plainfield, Elizabeth, and Union. Teen members participate in character, leadership, career preparation, and community service activities throughout the year.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County seek to inspire and enable young people, who need them most, to realize their full potential and have provided opportunity for youth since 1955. They are part of a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.6 million young people annually, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide. Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach.