Armando’s Story

Armando’s Story

“They care for me, but not about me” Armando share this thought with Zach his mentor as they were talking about Arman- do’s home life. Armando is in High School and has been a Club member for many years. He is learning how to play the guitar and enjoys playing sports....

Sofia and Alicia’s Story

Sofia and Alicia’s Story

Shoes to keep their feet warm, books to read with their little sister and crafts to spend time together. These were the material things that Sofia and Alicia wanted for Christmas. But in their hearts, all they really want is to be with their mom. Sofia and Alicia...

Eric’s Story

Eric’s Story

How many times did you hear your parents say “You have to go to school!” in the mornings? And no matter what, there was no way you were missing school. Eric has not heard that in a while. He lives with his mom and older brothers but none in his home noticed he wasn’t...

Rubi’s Story

Rubi’s Story

I had the opportunity of mentoring Rubi in October of 2017, Rubi had become a club member in summer 2017 with her two younger brothers, Issac and Noe. From the beginning of when Rubi had become a club member, she had established herself as a kind and helpful person....

Katie’s Story

Katie’s Story

Katie has been caught in between and fallen through the cracks all at the same time. As a long time club member Katie’s world started to fall apart as her parents got a divorce and began their new lives with new partners. Katie's dad had custody of her brother, and...

Aden’s Story

Aden’s Story

“He called me mom” This is how Diana one of our amazing staff began to tell me about Aden. Aden came in every day from summer school during his first year. He was greatly influenced by two other club members that not always made the right choices, so he was a handful....

Pablo’s Story

Pablo’s Story

Pablo has been part of the club since he was in the 7th grade and now this year he will be graduating high school. Pablo is currently our Keystone service clubs treasurer and he has been doing an amazing job. I first got to meet Pablo last year when I began to be part...

Bianca’s Story

Bianca’s Story

Bianca, a thirteen-year-old teen who joined The Boys and Girls Club because of the OJP program, and now an active member to this day. Bianca’s personality is a natural leader, ready to take charge and find solutions to any problem. Gumercinda, Bianca’s mother has...

Victoria’s Story

Victoria’s Story

“I don’t like you!” is a common phrase you would heard from Victoria. Victoria did not like change, she had a hard time making friends and trusting people. Victoria comes from a single parent home and only gets to see her dad on the weekends. School life has always...

Eddie’s Story

Eddie’s Story

“I want to be a Governor, so I can make change happen” This is what Eddie told his mentor this week during their first meeting. Making change happen is something that has always been on Eddie’s mind. Eddie has been a club member for the past 3 years and now has a...

Karla’s Story

Karla’s Story

You and I are considered adults today and will be tomorrow. This happened after we reached a certain age and we were no longer viewed as kids. You probably began to see yourself as an adult sometime before others did. But can you imagine a 4th grader thinking of...