Entries by Saskia Thomson

Engagement and Exploration: Developing Young Minds in our New Normal

Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club is committed to providing children of all ages with activities that keep them engaged and learning.  With programs like “Art with Amanda” and “Science with Seth,” children have a place where they can share a sense of wonder and excitement, as they embark on life’s journey. This summer, our camp […]

Promoting Emotional Wellness Through a Sense of Belonging

While we know that children are resilient, even the most optimistic child needs a boost at this time as we seek to find a silver lining to hang onto. At Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club, we work to provide that boost to our children and their families. Our focus on emotional wellness starts with […]

Crayons, Backpacks, and Face Masks

In the wake of COVID-19, new crayons, sneakers and notebooks are not the only focus for back-to-school prep. As the uncertainty of the future lingers, families face renewed stress about what the new school year will bring.   At Grenville Baker, we are ready to help, and understand that we have an important role to play in both helping kids thrive and ensuring that families can access the […]

An Alum’s “Tern” to Teach

When Club Alum and Nassau County Supreme Court Judge David (Dave) Gugerty was about 8 years old, Grenville Baker had a challenge for the kids in the community: Clean it up! In the days before curbside recycling programs, local residents and organizations helped keep the community clean with recycling drives. To incentivize the kids, the […]

Crayons, Backpacks, and Masks.

For families of young children, August has traditionally been a time for back to school shopping while savoring the last weeks of summer in anticipation of the first day of school. In our community, and indeed across the country, this year is different. In the wake of COVID-19, new crayons, sneakers and notebooks are not […]