We are happy to announce that Holyoke Boys & Girls Club was the recipient of a generous grant from the Holyoke Rotary Club. Thank you to the Holyoke Rotary Club for their generous support.

FullSizeRenderHOLYOKE - Selected among several local outstanding youth, Zachary Torres will compete against other Boys & Girls Club members for the Massachusetts Youth of the Year title and a college scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). 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.

Read more: Zachary Torres Youth of the Year

El Camino Mentoring Program won second place and a $4,000 prize in First Niagara’s Mentor Stories contest. The Mentor Stories contest invited mentoring programs from across Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania to submit 90 second videos that demonstrate the impact of mentorin

El Camino is an innovative mentoring program that provides high risk young men from Holyoke with male mentors from our community who have faced similar struggles. Together we take trips all over the state to experience new people, places, and ideas.  El Camino provides intensive supports to the mentees as well as the mentors and works to build resiliency and self-advocacy.   El Camino makes real impact on young men who need it.

Read more: El Camino Mentoring Program

(2015 Thomas E. Griffin Meritorious Service Award  Victor J. Rojas)

2015 Community Partnership Award

The Employees of Marcotte Ford

 

The Community Partnership Award is an annual award presented to an   individual or group of individuals that demonstrates exemplary partnership with the Club. This year’s award is presented to The Employees of Marcotte Ford. Over the years, the Employees of Marcotte Ford have participated in various programs and special events, such as the Drive 4UR Community event, Sponsor A Youth Program, Backpack Drive, our Annual Golf Tournament and many other successful events.

Read more: 2016 Annual Dinner

The Drive 4UR Community event was very successful raising $9,250 to support our various programs. This was made possible through the tremendous support of the community, Marcotte Ford, O’Connell Oil, and the Ford Foundation.

We are pleased to announce that our 2015 Youth of the Year is Janitza Santiago! The National Youth of the Year Program is designed to promote and recognize service to the Club and community as well as academic excellence, character and leadership, and commitment to family and spiritual life.

Read more: 2015 Youth of The Year

Our teens participated with Leadership Holyoke to create impressive artwork exemplifying hope and unity in their city.

Thank you to the Leadership Holyoke members, The Holyoke Health Center for hosting the event, and to all of the city politicians that came out to support our youth.

Welcome Steve Corbin!

Steve Corbin, Vice President of Employee Benefits for Ross Insurance, was recently elected to the Board of Directors at The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke.

Steve Corbin, a RI native currently resides in Belchertown with his wife Amy and their 3 kids. Steve in an active member in his community where he coaches multiple youth sports teams, is treasurer for the Belchertown Stingrays' Swim Team's booster club and has participated in multiple community volunteering opportunities.

Read more: New Board Member

     We would like to thank Toys for Tots and The Westover Marine Corps for their generous donation of toys to The Holyoke Boys and Girls Club.

     For two years, The Toys for Tots program has made it possible for children from low income families to receive new toys during the holiday season.

     Words cannot describe the joy you have brought to hundreds of local children during this holiday season.

 

Thank you Toys for Tots and The Westover Marine Corps!