An Update from Russell Triolo, CEO

July 2021

As we are ready to kick off our Summer Camp Season, I would like to thank our customers, our generous donors and wonderful volunteers for your continued support and loyalty to our organization and the futures of the children we serve. To our staff and board members, I would like to personally thank you for your dedication and commitment in making Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County the dynamic and respected organization it is today.

There is no doubt that our team is one of our greatest strengths as an organization, along with our culture. We talk a lot about how we make a difference and we are all truly privileged to work in a job where we can make a difference in the lives of children every day. 

What an exciting summer it is going to be as pandemic restrictions are eased and we slowly enter a post COVID-19 world!  I’m hopeful that we all have a fantastic summer and a great rest of the year ahead of us.

Without a positive influence in their lives, kids can turn to negative influences and get on the wrong path. Mentors help prevent early drug use, encourage teens to pursue higher education, and promote positive mental health outcomes. Kids with positive mentors are more than 50% less likely to skip school. With more than 200 trained staff and volunteers, we strive to provide caring guidance and support to millions of kids throughout Union County in order to help them grow into confident, capable adults.

Someone to look up to. Someone to emulate. Someone to run to with victories big and small. For kids who lack a positive role model, we fill a gaping need. They need a word of encouragement, and, sometimes, the support to keep them from choosing the wrong path. Our staff is here to listen, to advise, to care. As they do those things, they shine a light on a new path, a brighter future for the kids that need them most.

For more information regarding any of our summer programs, check out this website or call:

Union – 908-687-2697 x 101

Elizabeth – 908-351-3344

Plainfield – 908-822-8672

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