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Today’s list of activities includes GarageBand, yoga, DIY lava lamps, and stop-motion Rebus puzzles.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Welcome to week 19 and post #80 of Club at Home! We’re in week 2 of summer programming, and while some of our members are back at the physical Clubs, we know many families are at home. We want to ensure there are fun and educational activities for you wherever you are! Today, find fun and educational activities for members across all age groups, including GarageBand, yoga, DIY lava lamps, and Rebus puzzles.

Meet Our Nurses

Courtesy of Phillip, Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club

In order to ensure safety and good health for our members, BGCB has hired five nurses who will be stationed at our Clubs during summer programming. Below, meet Phillip, Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club’s nurse!

My name is Philip and I am new graduate from UMass Amherst. A little about myself, during college, I was President of UMass Habitat for Humanity, a clarinetist for the UMass Concert, and interned at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on a COVID ICU in Boston. Now, my first nursing job, I am working at the Jordan Boys & Girls Club of Chelsea as a nurse!

Something I’ve seen at the club that really highlights safety protocols and makes BGCB safe are the good health hygiene practices that occur. Coming into the club, transitioning between programs/activities, before/after eating, after using bathroom, and before leaving the club; staff encourage the members to wash their hands with soap and water or an alcohol based sanitizer.

My favorite part thus far, of the summer program, is watching the staff and kids work together to come up with new ideas to have fun while socially distancing, developing some critical thinking skills!

Stay tuned for the next nurse spotlight on Tuesday.

Riddle of the Day

Courtesy of the Club at Home Team

What is so delicate that saying its name breaks it?

The answer to Tuesday’s riddle: a candle

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

Courtesy of Brooke, Yawkey Club of Roxbury

Berklee College of Music work-study student Brooke teaches how to add drums to a song using GarageBand on an iPhone. 

 For all ages.

Performing Arts
Courtesy of Daylisa, Charlestown Club

Performing Arts Coordinator Daylisa is back with more exercises for us. Today, follow along as she leads us through some yoga movements.

For all ages.

Social Rec
Courtesy of David, Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club

Tech Assistant David and his assistant Javier share a tutorial to create your own lava lamp! Give a plastic bottle a new life by creating a new decoration with Alka Seltzer, vegetable oil, food coloring, and water. What color lava lamp will you make?

For all ages.

Teen Center
Courtesy of Sid, Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club

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


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Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club
Charlestown Club
Edgerley Family South Boston Club
Franklin Hill Club
Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club
Mattapan Teen Center
Orchard Gardens Club
Yawkey Club of Roxbury


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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