28 Feb
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A Pioneer for Growth

Joshuah, a high school senior, is the first Club youth from the Little Earth community to be nominated for our Twin Cities Youth of the Year award. He has worked hard his entire life to make healthy decisions for himself and his community. Growing up in a struggling household, Joshuah witnessed his loved ones suffer […]

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13 Feb
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Nourishing Bodies and Friendships

The Mt. Airy Club is fortunate to receive donations from Kowalski’s each week so that Club families can bring home fresh, healthy groceries. The fruits, vegetables, and non-perishables donated by Kowalski’s have positively impacted hundreds of kids and families throughout our St. Paul community. Piper and Everett, 8th graders at Mt. Airy, have learned how […]

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13 Feb
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Mind, Body, Community

Ke’la, BGCTC’s recently-named Youth of the Year, has a passion for creating a culture of mental health awareness and empowerment among her peers at Patrick Henry High School. Ke’la completed a mental health research project through the MN Department of Education’s YPAR (Youth Participatory Action Research Project) program, an approach in which young people conduct […]

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13 Feb
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A Reason to Choose Healthy

Our Jerry Gamble Club in north Minneapolis partners with Minnesota Preparatory Academy to provide exclusive high school/post-graduate education and elite athletic training. In collaboration with the Academy, the Jerry Gamble Boys & Girls Club provides teens intensive basketball and weight training, rigorous workforce development and academic programming, mental toughness instruction, and nutritious, balanced meals each […]

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