Entries by Saskia Thomson

March 2021 Youths of the Month!

Every month we celebrate Kids who show active participation in programs, positive attitude and behavior, and helping others. For the month of March, we are pleased to announce the following Youths of the Month!  Valentina C. is our March 2021 Teen Youth of the Month. Valentina is 12 years old and in the 7th grade at Finley Middle […]

Chip In to Make a Difference!

Chip In to make a difference at the Club’s Alumni and Friends Golf and Tennis Outing on Monday, May 10th at the Glen Head Country Club. This year, the Club is proud to honor Stu Lubow, President of Dime Community Bank.  A longtime friend and supporter of the Club, Lou has demonstrated a strong commitment to making his community a better […]

Joe Valli Named 2021 Youth of the Year!

Joe Valli always knew that Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club would be a big part of his life. As his family home shares a fence with the Club, an afternoon of fun, playing sports, and spending time with friends was just a 30–second walk away. And so, his journey with the Club began when Joe was just six years old. Today, 12 years […]

An Ordinary Afternoon that was Extraordinary

People often ask how Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club “inspires and enables all young people to realize their potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens and community leaders of tomorrow.” The answer is as complex as childhood, itself. Afterall, there are so many ways to interpret what it means to be “productive, responsible, caring […]

Once a Club Kid, Always a Club Kid

Alumni Spotlight: Melissa Rhodes   Melissa Rhodes joined Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club when she was just 8 years old. Little did she know then that belonging to the Club would come to define her life in so many ways. In fact, Melissa and her brother Rich belonged to the Club through their formative years. […]


Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club is pleased to announce new positions to its Board of Directors. John Campbell has been elected to the position of President of the Board. The Club is also pleased to welcome Natalia Good and Sean Simensky to its Board.   John Campbell  John Campbell will serve as Board President for 2021. John became involved in the Club began when his children […]

Healthy Snacks Bring Joy

Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club is delighted to have been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Joy in Childhood Foundation to help enhance its afterschool healthy snacks program. We are very grateful for this gift as we know that good nutrition is integral to children’s well–being and helps them stay on track to reach their […]