Tuesday, August 10, 2010

One Week Down!

The first week at Aliamanu BGCH has gone well. New members are still pouring in through the doors and everyone is getting a chance to try out all sorts of new programs. The biggest hit at the club has been the snack bar! The snack bar is stocked with drinks, cup of noodles, chips, cookies, crackers, fruit, pudding, applesauce and more. Two youth members are selected every day to work the snack bar stand together, serving other members and keeping track of all transactions and the money. So far, they've done an excellent job!

We're also starting off three main programs: the photography program, which is run by a student volunteer from the photography department at UH; the CARE program, a curriculum designed by the Hawaiian Humane Society; and the Leaders in Training program with a fresh group of teens. I'm looking forward to seeing everything that the youth learn and create from these programs!

For this week's blogs, we actually have a few to feature. Kawehi shared with me her experience at the LIT Jamboree that happened this past weekend at Camp Timberline. And there were two blogs that were selected for the Blogger Battle competition, each sharing about their own unique perspectives of the first week at the Boys and Girls Club. So please enjoy hearing from our youth about all of the excitement the week held!

~Natalie Pawluk Moore, Youth Development Director