Boys and Girls Clubs of St. John’s

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PO Box 5012
St. John’s, NL A1C 5V3

Mundy Pond Unit
40 Mundy Pond Road
St. John’s, NL
Tel: (709) 579-0181
Fax: (709) 579-0182
Buckmasters Circle Unit
25 Buckmasters Circle
St. John’s, NL
Tel: (709) 579-0181
Fax: (709) 579-4520

Contacts:
Melissa Slaney, Resource Development Coordinator
Email: mslaney@bgcstjohns.ca

Chantelle Bennett, Program Coordinator (Buckmaster’s Circle Unit)
Email: cbennett@bgcstjohns.ca

Erin Porter, Program Coordinator (Mundy Pond Unit)
Email: eporter@bgcstjohns.ca

Website: www.bgclub.ca

Mandate:

To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

Target Population:

Children, youth and families in St. John’s

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Roger’s Raising the Grade: A new after-school education program aimed at increasing academic skills, high school graduation rates and access to post-secondary education for at-risk youth from a select group of Boys and Girls Clubs across the country.
  • After School Program
    • Monthly Calendar
    • Parenting Workshops
    • Homework and Tutoring: Provides a rich learning environment to complete homework, receive tutoring, and participate in fun, educational activities.
    • Games Room: Offers the opportunity for children to socialize in a safe, supervised and fun environment. Activities that the games room include are: Shuffleboard, Pool, Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Square Ball, Board Games, and Electronic Games.
    • Computer Room: Offers members access to the internet, educational software and games.
    • Arts and Crafts: Enables children to develop creativity and awareness through a wide range of art based activities.
    • After School Nutrition: The Boys and Girls Clubs of St. John’s offer a nutritional snack to all members who attend the After School Program. The Snack Program runs from 3:00-3:30 daily. Snacks include fruit, vegetables, cheese, crackers, milk, juice and much more.
    • Health & Wellness: Focuses on fun and physical activity by providing members with skills training in various sports. The program is structured so that participants with greater skill in sports assist those with fewer skills.
    • Girls Decide!: Gives female members the opportunity to grow and succeed in a non-stigmatizing environment. Girls take part in many recreation, leadership, and sporting activities, including girls only basketball, and soccer, along with many other exciting activities.
    • Teen Programs: Offers programs for youth (ages 13-17) in the community to take part in programs such as gym, tutoring, free play recreation, teen mentorship, youth leadership and Keystone Club.
    • Torch Club: A small group leadership and empowerment program for youth aged 10 to 13. Torch Clubs empower youth with the knowledge and the skills to make positive choices in their lives.
    • Future Chefs: A program that is offered at both club units weekly to all age group memberships within the After School Program. In this program members are given the opportunity to prepare, cook and taste many recipes that are healthy choices.
    • Special Events: Throughout the school year, staff coordinates a number of special events including: Halloween haunted house, day camps (school closure), Christmas parties, dances, wake-a-thons, field trips, winter carnival and Easter day camps.