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Today’s list of activities includes artist signatures, Stretch and Flex, a gummy bear experiment, and DIY skincare face masks. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Welcome to week 20 and post #81 of Club at Home! We’re in week three of summer programming, and while some of our members are back at the 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 artist signatures, Stretch and Flex, a gummy bear experiment, and DIY skincare face masks. 

Meet Our Nurses

Courtesy of Maria, Yawkey Club of Roxbury

In order to ensure safety and good health for our members, BGCB has hired five nurses who are stationed at our Clubs during summer programming. Below, meet Maria, Yawkey Club of Roxbury’s nurse!

“I grew up in rural Maryland on the states largest organic dairy farm (lots of cows). I moved to Boston four years ago for work and to attend graduate school! It’s been a big change but I love the area and I’m a big New England seafood fan now. I’m currently getting a master’s in pediatric nursing practice.

“A lot of the groups have started doing “6 feet don’t meet.” When someone thinks they’re standing too close to one another, one of the kids or a staff member shouts “6 FEET DON’T MEET.” The kids scatter and windmill their arms around to prove they aren’t too close to any other kids. The goal is to not be within reach of any other kid. It’s fun and a good way to remind everyone about our social distancing policy this summer.

“I like seeing kids just getting out of the house and doing normal summer things that never get old like kickball, playing in sprinklers, swimming in the pool. Those are the kinds of activities that kids have been doing every summer for as long as time and it never fails to make me smile at the amount of joy some small activity like that can provoke.” 

Stay tuned for the next nurse spotlight on Friday.

Riddle of the Day

Courtesy of the Club at Home Team

It’s the only place in the world where today comes before yesterday. Where is it?

The answer to Friday’s riddle: silence

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

Courtesy of Natalie, Yawkey Club of Roxbury

Art Director Natalie shares how to create your own artist’s signature, and how to upgrade it to a piece of art! All you need is paper and markers.

 For all ages.

Health and Wellness
Courtesy of Norma, Charlestown Club

Pre-teen Coordinator Norma is back for part three of Stretch and Flex. Follow along as she teaches you how to strengthen a new muscle: your brain!

For all ages.

Learning Center
Courtesy of Grace, Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club

For this STEM activity, School Age Education Coordinator Grace shows you how gummy bears can be transformed by water, salt water, vinegar, and baking soda.

For all ages.

Teen Center
Courtesy of Mercedees, Yawkey Club of Roxbury

Teen Engagement & Retention Coordinator Mercedees “mixes it up” this Tasty Tuesday, showing you how to make face masks out of food! She also offers instructions for applying the mask.

Follow your Club’s social media account to find more programming updates and member photos.
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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