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“As an organization that thrives on mentorship and providing role models for youth, I am so proud of how our staff and members have adapted to continue growing and developing supportive relationships.” – Josh Kraft, Nicholas President and CEO 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Welcome to post #72 of Club at Home! While it has been a difficult few months, it has also been an exciting challenge to shift our programs online and provide daily blog posts, videos, and program sessions through Zoom that capture the same spirit of our onsite Club programs and traditions.  

 As an organization that thrives on mentorship and providing role models for youth, I am so proud of how our staff and members have adapted to continue growing and developing supportive relationships. I am grateful to be a part of an organization that continues to focus on providing opportunities for young people, even in the face of a global pandemic. 

Today’s Best of Club at Home shares some of our favorite activities that were shared over the past few months for members across all age groups, including “Real Talk” Thursday, LEGOs, coin tricks, and more. 

While this post represents a shift in timing of our daily Club at Home posts, we are excited to be able to offer a mix of in-person programs as well as virtual programs this summer. We will now be sharing posts twice each week on this blog. Please stay tuned for more details in the days ahead. We look forward to safely reopening several Clubs soon. 

– Josh Kraft, Nicholas President and CEO 

Riddle of the Day

Courtesy of Jenna, Main Office staff

What animal is always at a baseball game? 

The answer to yesterday’s riddle: The teacher said it was a piece of cake.

Tune in Tuesday to see the answer and get a new riddle!  

Courtesy of Anne, Edgerley Family South Boston Club

Art Director Anne checks in on Luigi and Michelangelo, beloved Club pets! They are doing well and staying healthy while the Club is closed. 

For all ages.

Health and Wellness
Courtesy of Grace, Main Office staff

Check out this video from our Chef Series, our Health & Wellness program supported by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. Since we can’t be at the Clubs, learn healthy cooking at home with Grace, Senior Director of Healthy Lifestyles. Today’s recipe is black bean brownies, plus advice for reading nutrition labels and thorough hand washing. 

For all ages.

Learning Center
Courtesy of Yassyra, Yawkey Club of Roxbury

Happy LEGO Thursday! Today, Education Director Yassyra brings a special guest: her sister Dariana, School Age Education Coordinator at Charlestown Club! The duo challenges you to a build a LEGO tree, but blindfolded. Are you up for it? 

For all ages.

Courtesy of Monte, Yawkey Club of Roxbury

Monte, from the Yawkey Club of Roxbury Music Clubhouse, teaches some guitar basics, including how to play Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water.” 

For all ages.

Performing Arts
Courtesy of Virvioly and Brea, Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club, and BGCB Performing Arts staff

When it comes to TV musicals, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella might be the most legendary. Performing Arts staff Virvioly and Brea break down everything you need to know, including casting, score, and fun facts about production. 

Also, even though today is Thursday, it’s really like a Friday. Celebrate Fun Friday by watching our Performing Arts Teams from Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club, Charlestown Club, and Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club show their TikTok skills! 

 For all ages.

Social Rec
Courtesy of Dan, Charlestown Club, and BGCB Social Rec staff

Watch Social Rec Manager Dan show off one of the best tricks to do with coins you can find at home. See how many you can stack and catch! 

For all ages.

Also, we invite you to relive the time that BGCB Social Rec staff all teamed up to play and stream Rocket League.

For all ages.

Courtesy of Sarah, Franklin Hill Club

Program Leader Sarah shares another MagicaVoxel video today, and this one’s a creation time-lapse of a character we all know and love!

Teen Center
Courtesy of Jasmine and Sid, Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club

Today, Jasmine, Teen Director at Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club, shares “Real Talk Thursday.” Jasmine checks in with Keystone members and they discuss their experiences at home.

This period is a challenging adjustment, but Keystone reminds us to find the bright side to make our days a bit easier. Spend time with family, read the book you’ve been putting off, and stay clean and positive! 

For all ages.

Also, Teen Retention & Engagement Coordinator Sid is here with some fun Rebus puzzle brainteasers made in stop-motion! 

For all ages.


A detailed list of local resources for youth and caregivers can be found here

Resources from Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Office for Immigrant Advancement for Boston-based immigrants affected by coronavirus can be found here.

A comprehensive COVID-19 Resource Guide from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office can be found here.

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Keep up with all the latest Club at Home updates, including fun and interactive content for members to do at home, on our blog.