Entries by Helen Uber

Grenville Baker Celebrates Its College Prep Graduates

The Class of 2020 was exceptional, and our high school seniors left their mark as positive role models for younger Club members. Most teens in this group joined the Club as small children, and over their elementary and middle school years, benefitted from Homework Help and having a safe place to learn and to have fun.   As they entered high […]

Opening Doors for a Brighter Future

In mid 2019, Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club began construction on a bold project to expand and improve our Clubhouse to provide a diverse mix of recreational and educational spaces that is both inviting and fosters the wellness and success of all kids. In fact, in conceptualizing our renovation, our architect, builders, staff, and […]

Purpose. Strength. Pride. Our Teens, Keystone and the Community

Since the beginning of the quarantine, our Teen Director, Stephanie Urio, has stayed in touch with our teens on a regular basis, calling to check on their physical and emotional well-being. The teens have shared their sadness about missing friends, school, the Club, and all the traditional spring events that were cancelled. Despite these challenges, […]

Cycling for Change Event

  Keystone Club has been a long-time supporter of Cycling for Change since its creation. So when they introduced the idea of organizing an event to help break the cycle of human trafficking the teens were happy to participate. People were invited to join in this virtual event by walking, running, or biking. Then they […]

Memorial Day

Grenville Baker and the Locust Valley Community – May 20, 2020    Each year, Memorial Day is a time to count our blessings and to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Here at Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club, we are constantly reminded that one of our greatest blessings is our […]

Summer Vacation Is Here!

    Summer Vacation Is Here! –  June 29, 2016 Summer vacation is here! Soon our children will be busy riding bicycles, taking trips to the beach or swimming in a neighbor’s pool. While summer provides a much needed break from the hectic school year for parents and children, it is still important that children […]

Lemons To Lemonade

  Making Lemonade, June 24, 2020   Over the past 70 years, Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club has had to evolve and adapt in the face of everchanging times. The past year has presented many new challenges including closures from our Building Great Futures Construction Project and from COVID-19. In response to each challenge, […]