26 Feb
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Growing Strong: Thomas

Thomas*, a high school freshman, has been attending the Little Earth Club for the past eight years. He enjoys coming to the Club to get exercise, help with homework, and life advice, and also to spend time learning with his peers and engaging in positive activities. During the pandemic, the Club has provided Thomas with […]

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26 Feb
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Growing Strong: Cooking at East Side

In non-pandemic times, BGCTC provides nutritious meals and snacks on-site to Club members Monday-Friday as part of our Healthy Lifestyles programming. Club staff empower youth to learn how to cook healthy meals at home as well take charge of their overall physical and mental health. Recently, a group of teens from our East Side Club […]

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26 Feb
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Growing Strong: Sophia

Sophia*, a third grader at our Centennial Elementary Club, has been attending the Club’s virtual programs almost every day since last summer. She looks forward to Movement Monday each week and loves to participate in the Pokémon Training fitness videos. “It’s so fun doing Pokémon workouts before my hockey practice,” she says. “It’s a good […]

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17 Feb
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Volunteer Highlight: Coach Stevan Jackson

This month, we recognize and honor Coach Steve Jackson, a veteran BGCTC volunteer and a tremendous influence on our north Minneapolis youth! By his reckoning, Coach Jackson has spent 33 years and over 35,000 hours coaching youth sports on the Northside. He started as a youth outreach worker at the Glenwood-Lyndale Community Center in north […]

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05 Jan
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Give in Gratitude: Chelsea

Eighth-grader Chelsea* has been a member of the Jerry Gamble Club since 2016. Since joining the Club, Chelsea has been able to make lots of new friends, socialize, and develop more confidence. One of her favorite parts of attending the Club is the opportunity to go on field trips and try interesting new things. She […]

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