November 23, 2016

The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, New Hampshire was incorporated in 1907 and became the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester in 1983 and are one of the 53 original organizations that formed what is now Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The Manchester Club has grown to include the main Clubhouse at 555 Union Street and two school-based after school sites at Jewett Street and Highland Goffe's Falls Elementary Schools. They offer access and transportation from all other schools.

Last month, the Peace Fund interviewed Diane Fitzpatrick, CEO. She discussed the programs, which focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles and character & leadership development.

Adrian took our Interactive Storytelling program to 2 locations at Young Horizons. Young Horizons is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 1969 as a school for children with special needs. In 1984, they recognized the growing need in Long Beach for state-funded childcare serving low-income families and have since grown to five centers, all of which are located in high-need areas in Long Beach. They care for and educate 458 children, ages six months to five years old, each year.

Today we listen to interviews with Sarah M. Soriano, Executive Director of Young Horizons and Roselle Schafer, Program Manager for our Interactive Storytelling Program.

And in our Hero of the Week segment, John Bierly talks to Shanneil's Locker Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club Director of Operations Travis Hitt about Shanneil's ever-expanding efforts to provide athletic shoes to active kids who can't afford their own!