CLUB NEWS... 

Check out our lastest BGC Publication: Fall/Winter 2021 Vol. 17 Iss. 2

The Corning Incorporated Foundation recently presented the Boys & Girls Club  with a $10,000 grant to support its DIY STEM Initiative, "Full STEAM Ahead".   The Club recently opened a STEAM Room dedicated to a former Club member, Najee Wilson, who passed at a young age

(see ribbon cutting with her parents and son at right).   

The Corning Incorporated Foundation is a charitable contributions organization established by Corning Incorporated in 1952. Through leadership and collaboration, the Foundation strives to foster vibrant, enriching, and supportive Corning communities. The Foundation focuses on education, human services, culture, and volunteerism in Corning business locations.


The Club presented Dave Hitchner (right) from the All Sports Musem with a Certiicate of Thanks after helping to support the Club with a donation for its safety/security program.    Club director Chris Volker and Board VP Alex Kaganzev are pictured here with Hitchner.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Cumberland County teen members visited the local Planet Fitness in Millville (Vineland Planet Fitness has recently opened) and had a great time touring the fitness areas and took part in an exercise session. 
BGCA is excited to be partnered with Planet Fitness to support bullying prevention efforts in Clubs across the country. Together with Planet Fitness, Clubs are working to create the first-ever Judgement Free Generation — a pro-kindness, anti-bullying movement, aimed at empowering a culture of kindness and encouragement among teens. 

As home to the Judgement Free Zone®, a non-intimidating fitness environment designed to make everyone feel accepted and like they belong, Planet Fitness is committed to helping tackle the issue of bullying.

BGCA has recently released the Positive Club Climate Teen Project Guide to guide all teens through assessing the culture in their Club and designing a project to create a positive, inclusive club environment for all Clubs.

 Boys & Girls Clubs of Cumberland County is here to help youth be the best they can be.  Help us reach more youth in the community by referring them to our sites (cvolker@vinelandbgc.org). 

Also, please support us by giving through our donation button on the homepage.  The Club truly thanks you for your support!


The Club holds a Fine Arts session several times a month to encourage Club kids to be creative. This year's theme is Environmental Art which is supported by the Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission.  The sessions are led by art teacher Gina Martucci.


Club teens completed the Sun Safety program and received sun glasses, sun block and certificates of recognition. Thanks to the Summit Health Foundation  for its support.


Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs recently took part in Lights On Afterschool events to promote the importance of afterschool programs for young people. Lights On Afterschool is a project of the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has served as Chair of Lights On Afterschool since 2001. Club members from the Carl Arthur Center are shown here with their light bulb projects which indicate why they like the afterschool programs at the Boys & Girls Club.​

Boys and Girls Club held a Paint Party fundraiser (left) and everyone had a ball!  The Club holds fundraisers several times a year to help support Club programs and operations.  A big thanks to board members Carolyn Kaspar, Sue Sauro, Diane Cristiano and Ute Propert for coordinating the event!