Young Artists at Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Show Their Work


Union, NJ – Members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County’s Buddie After-School Program took part in the 2nd Annual Fine Art Festival at the Union Club this week. Approximately 25 club members in Kindergarten through 5th Grade created and displayed their artwork at a Festival, which was attended by members, parents, family friends, the Board of Directors, Corporate Advisory Board and supporters. Art was judged in three categories: creativity, originality and neatness by a group of 4 judges, Frank Lawrence, Board of Directors, Yvette Bonk, Corporate Advisory Board, Sharon Patel of Patel Printing Plus and Laura Bretzger of City Fire. Members were awarded first, second and third place certificates in each grade. Miss Amanda Kucsera, Director of Education at BGCUC, congratulated everyone who participated in creating work for the exhibit. All of the submissions were fantastic and judges had a difficult time scoring.

“This event is so much fun for everyone,” said Russell Triolo, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County. “The children do an outstanding job of creating artwork and take such pride in their accomplishments.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County is celebrating 60 years of changing lives in Union County! Summer Program registration is now open at our Union, Plainfield and Elizabeth Clubs. Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County offers youth programs in 6 communities in Union County: Plainfield, Elizabeth, Union, Hillside, Roselle and Linden. Teen leadership programs for ages 14-18 are available in Union, Elizabeth and Plainfield. Members participate in character, leadership, career preparation and community service activities throughout the year. For information on our clubs and programs, please visit our website or contact us 908-687-2697.


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.