Boys and Girls Club Enriches Lives of Children in Oakland County
Boys and Girls Club of South Oakland County
Primary Contact Person: Sally Owen, Senior Vice President of Development
Phone: 248-544-4166, ext. 106
Ferndale High School and Middle School
Ferndale MI 48220
Salter Community Center
1545 East Lincoln
Royal Oak MI 48067
"Productive, responsible and caring citizens" are the kinds of people that the Boys and Girls Club of South Oakland County wants to help build. The club offers a wide range of programs for kids in an after-school environment, including educational support, tutoring, computer training, fine arts and athletics, with the help of professionally trained staff. Community involvement is important for the club, so even family problems are addressed. Family support services are offered with the counseling assistance of psychologist Don Reed. The cost of membership is $25.00 per year and scholarships are available.
Target Group: Young people six to 18 years of age
Current Needs: See "wish list" and donation tabs under "How You Can Help" (www.boysandgirlsclubs.us). Volunteers are welcome for varying facets of program (e.g., computer lab, chess club, athletic department, career development, art room, musical lessons, cooking class, members with disabilities, janitorial, tutoring, mentoring, language lessons). Apply online or visit either Royal Oak or Ferndale location. To apply for a paid position send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events: Annual Heart of the Community Gala and Auction, Saturday, September 29, 2007 at Red Run Golf Club. 5:30 p.m. Pre-Glow and Benefactors' Reception, 6:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. dinner and auction.
Annual Steak & Steak Dinner, Wednesday, November 15, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Oakland County — Royal Oak.
For information about the 2008 Walk for the Future, contact Sally Owen.