It’s always a delight when Torani visits the Club, and their most recent visit was no exception. Our middle schoolers had the opportunity to meet members of Torani’s Research & Development team, who led a presentation about food science and product development. Members tested a variety of Torani products, including their strawberry syrup and caramel sauce. They also learned more about pursuing careers in the food science industry, including the company’s high school internship program.
Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County staff had a wonderful opportunity to meet with South San Francisco Unified School District’s leadership and middle school principals to discuss the Club’s growing middle school programs. Participants included Dr. Shawnterra Moore, SSFUSD Superintendent; Dr. Leticia Bhatia, SSFUSD Interim Assistant Superintendent; Mr. Lou Delorio, Alta Loma Middle School Principal; Ms. Barbara Bowler, Westborough Middle School Interim Principal; and Mr. Marco Lopez, Parkway Heights Middle School Principal.
The Club is incredibly grateful for the District’s support, and we look forward to deepening our partnership to continue serving the students of South San Francisco!
On October 21st, 2015 several students from the Teen Center hopped on Bart and headed down to San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood to participate in a service learning field trip where we served food at the world famous Glide Memorial. It was an awesome experience and a chance for our youth to give back and serve others in need. Westborough Sixth Grader Xander Vasquez said the following about his experience at Glide:
The trip to Glide Memorial was a blast. It made me feel grateful for what I have and the life that I’m privileged with. I got to meet new people and serve food. I met a man who served our country and lost his leg and had his recovery run him dry. We talked and I got to learn a little bit about him. I served in the “Coffee Box” which was a room where the disabled ate. At the end of the day, I feel good and I know I’ve helped a few people today.
To see more photos, visit the Teen Center’s tumblr.
At the Boys & Girls Club, we strive to carry out our mission of inspiring and enabling youth to realize their full potential and contribute to their community. Torch Club, one of the main leadership opportunities for youth at the Club, is one way that we teach members the importance of acts of kindness and service to others.
For the month of February, the Torch Club chapter at the Orange Park Clubhouse decided to raise money to buy Valentine’s Day flowers for the seniors at the Magnolia Center in South San Francisco. The flowers arrived in time for the Magnolia Center’s annual Valentine’s Day luncheon. As you can see in the photos below, everyone was thrilled to receive them.
Torch Club members preparing flower bouquets
Seniors at the Magnolia Center’s Valentine’s Day Luncheon