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State Announces Summer Deadline for Food Program
Times-Standard, 2/01/2017
Eureka Teen Center Unit Director, Kenny Williams, talks about BGCR Summer Lunches program!

Teen Court Enhances Partnership With Eureka Schools
BGCR, 01/31/2017
Teen Court Director, Sacha Marini, is building stronger bridges with local schools!!

Members Celebrate Dr. King's Legacy
Constant Contact, 1/16/2016
Club House members join the MLK march and Teen Center members clean up their community.

Eureka Police, NAACP Want to Foster Better Engagement
Times-Standard, 1/14/2017
BGCR's E.D., Liz Smith talks about the NAACP and the EPD bridging more connections.

NAACP and EPD Working Together to Build a Stronger Relationship
North Coast NEWS, 12/27/2016
BGCR E.D. Liz Smith sits down with EPD to guide them in building better relationships with the community they serve.

Coat Drive Results in Nearly 400 Donations
Times-Standard, 12/20/2016
The Community truely comes out to support Benchmark Realty Group in Eureka collecting nearly 400 coats for BGCR's members.

Dont Worry ABout that Cop Convoy, EUreka: It's Just Santa in Uniform.
RedHeaded Blackbelt, 12/20/2016
Club House members got to participate in 'SHop with a Cop'.

Coat Drive for Kids seeks Donations
Times-Standard, 11/29/2016
Benchmark Realty Group of Eureka support BGCR with coats and jackect from their Coats for the Cold campaign.

Join Us in Celebrating Our Nation's Heroes
Boys & Girls Club of America, 11/11/2016
Help the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods in honoring our Veterans.

Boys & Girls Club Need Your Help for Donation Drive
NorthCoast NEWS, 11/01/2016
Executive Director, Liz Smith, extends her 21st Anniversary Campaign in efforts to reach her goal of $21K!!!

$21K in 21+ Days!!
Constant Contact, 10/28/2016
Executive Director, Liz Smith, extends her $21K in 21 Days campaign.

Eureka Man Donates $10,000 to Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods
Times-Standard, 09/17/2016
Michael Saint Clair of Eureka gives a very generous donation to the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods.

21st Annual Cruz' N Eureka Car Show runs through Saturday
Times-Standard, 09/08/2016
Are you ready for Cruz' N Eureka's Poker Run?

Let it Ride
North Coast Journal, 09/08/2016
Cruz' N Eureka starts today.

Cars, Cars, Cars
North Coast Journal, 09/03/2016
Get your cars ready for Cruz' N Eureka.

Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Kicks Off School-Year Programs
North CoastNEWS, 08/29/2016
Its time for a new school year of running programs at the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods.

Clarke Museum Exhibit Focuses on the 1950s
Times-Standard, 08/27/2016
Board Member, Dale Warmuth, and family are recognized for being outstanding community members, particularly for the Clarke Museum and the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods.

ChildsSpree Seeks Donations to Equip Kids for School Year
Times-Standard, 08/22/2016
Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods campaign for donation for their 15 year old program, ChildSpree.

Group Works to get Kids Clothes for School
North CoastNEWS, 08/12/2016
Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods' program Childs Spree gets members ready for school.

Lost Coast Brewery works to better lives of children of Humboldt County
KRCR-TV North Coast NEWS, 08/06/2016
Lost Coast Brewery donates $5,00 dollars toward BGCR mentoring programs.

American Graduate Day
KEET-TV, 8/8/2016
Our very own Executive Director, Liz Smith, appears on KEET-Tv's "American Graduate Day" segment.

Donation Empowers Teens
Times-Standard, 07/31/2016
The Humboldt County Bar Association has presented the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Teen Court program with a $3,000 donation.

Arts! Arcata
NorthCoast Journal, 06/07/2016
It's time for Arcata Arts Alive.

Boys & Girls Club executive director awarded biennial Peacemaker Prize.
Times-Standard, 05/20/2016
Eureka Interfaith Fellowship award our Executive Director Liz Smith with their biennial Peacemaker Prize for her work with Humboldt County youth over the past 20 years.

Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods holds teen career fair
NorthCoast News, 05/13/2016
Community Business assists Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods' Teens in future career ideas and decisions.

A Court of Their Peers
NorthCoast Journal, 05/12/2016
NorthCoast Journal gets an inside scoop of a Teen Court court session.

Fitness Challenge
Times-Standard, 5/1/2016
Club House and Teen Center members engage in the National Fitness Competition.

Eureka Teen celebrated as 'Youth of the Year'
Times-Standard, 5/1/2016
And the Youth of the Year goes to... Leah Selcer!

Boys & Girls Club participates in national fitness day
NorthCoast News, 04/26/2016
BGC staff and volunteers channel member energy into positive and healthy fun!

Boys & Girlls Club of the Redwoods adds more summer camps
NorthCoast News, 04/15/2016
The Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods will soon open summer camps in McKinleyville, Arcata, Bear River, and Fortuna.

Arcata Council, McK CSD meet tonight
Mad River Union, 4/06/2016
McKinleyville Community Service Districts meets tonight and our soon-to-open McKinleyville Teen Center is on the agenda.

Humboldt County rich with female inspiration, community activists
North Coast News, 03/08/2016
Our Executive Director, Liz Smith, as well as many other women are recognized for their contributions to the community on a day-to-day basis for International Women's Day.

Boys and Girls Club to showcase its hard work
KIEM Tv News Channel 3 , 03/07/2016
Its Boys & Girls Club Week!!

Run, Hide, Fight: EPD Prepares Residents for Active Shooter
North Coast Journal, 03/05/2016
BGCR staff get educated on active shooters.

Bigfoot Statue rasies over $1500 for Boys & Girls Club
The Lumberjack, 2/4/2016
Dan McCauley 8 foot tall metal Bigfoot sculpture to benefit the club, raised $1661 dollars through raffle ticket sale.

Love the Club this Valentine's Day
Boys & Girls Club, 1/27/16
Come participate in our Valentine's Day auction. All the proceeds go directly to the club.

NAACP celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Adorni Center
Times-Standard, 1/18/2016
NAACP's Eureka Chapter and Boys & Girls Club members celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday and legacy through song and community service.

Bigfoot Statue to be raffled for the Boys & Girls Club
North Coast News, 01/12/2016
Dan's Custom Metals' own, Dan McCauley creates an 8 foot tall metal sculpture to benefit the club.

Eureka Dutch Bros Teams Up With Boys & Girls Club to Keep Kids Warm
Rio Dell Times, 12/15/15
Dutch Bros assists Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods in efforts to collect coats for their Coats For Cold drive.

Gift of Reading
Times-Standard, 12/13/2015
Little Free Library opens at Teen Center

Annual Truckers Parade approaches
Times-Standard, 12/10/2015
You'll want to see these trucks at the Trucker's Parade December 12.

Coffee for a Cause
Times-Standard, 12/01/2015
Friday Dec 4, Dutch Bros. Coffee Eureka's annual "Buck for Kids" donates proceeds to Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods.

Local youth wins award, meets Willie Mac
Times-Standard, 11/30/2015
Our Jr. Giants 2015 Willie Mac Award winner, Mugsie Ortiz got the chance to meet Willie Mac himself.

Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Recognize Liz Smith for 20 years of Service
Rio Dell Times, 11/03/2015
It has officially been 20 years since Liz Smith, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods, joined the Boys & Girls Club crew!!

Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods sheds light on homeless youth
KIEM TV, 11/03/2015
Executive Director Liz Smith sheds light on homeless youth.

Halloween Happenings
Times-Standard, 10/28/2015
Teen Center is having a Halloween dance.

Rotarians Honored
Times-Standard, 10/18/2015
Rotarians are honored at annual Bids for Kids Auction & Dinner.

TAKE A CLASS:' English Tea Baking' & 'Holiday Gifts From the Kitchen'
Times-Standard, 10/13/2015
The Eureka Emblem Club contribute to Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods and other organizations with their cooking classes series.

Boys & Girls Club Gardens
North Coast Community Garden Collaborative, October 2015 Newsletter
The Teen Center Garden is blooming and blossoming while teaching our members about healthier options.

'Bids for Kids' fundraiser is Saturday
Times-Standard, 09/23/2015
Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods honors Rotary Clubs of the North Coast at this years annual Bids for Kids event.

The Rubber Hits the Road
The North Coast Journal: A+E Blog, 09/09/2015
One day away from The Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods' 22nd Annual Cruz'n Eureka.

Eureka Housing Authority Plans to Replace Units
Times-Standard, 09/05/15
The Boys and Girls Club will maintain its place in the new Eureka Housing Authority plans.

McKinleyville Teen Center Update
Times-Standard, 08/09/2015
The Times-Standard gives an update in our up and coming McKinleyville Teen Center

Boys & Girls Club Heading to S.F.
Times-Standard, 08/08/2015
After a season of Tball, the Jr. Giants head to San Francisco for the major leagues.

Cooking at Summer Camp with the Boys & Girls Club
Food Notes: Food for People, August 2015 Newsletter
Food for People take a look inside Loleta Boys & Girls Club's summer camp cooking class.

Worthy Group Needs Your Support
Times-Standard, 07/24/2015
Nancy Kay talks of how the Boys & Girls Club helped support her and her children and how we can help many other families as well.

Boys & Girls Club 'Teen Court' program receives grant
North Coast News April, 2 2015
Teen Court program receives grant from Pacific Youth Foundation. 

Celebration today for Boys &Girls Club Week
Times-Standard News March 27, 2015
A look at the events for the Boys & Girls Club week.

99.1 KISS FM March 23, 2015
Program Development Director Chris Barela Nystrom Co-Hosts KISS FM Morning Show with Diego Roberts

Letter: Truckers Parade thanks volunteers, participants
Times Standard, February 4, 2015
A Big Thanks from Parade Coordinator, Dale Bridges

Boys & Girls Club clean streets for MLK Day
North Coast News, January 19, 2015
Teen members clean up the community for MLK Day.

Recognizing National Mentoring Month in Humboldt County - VIDEO
KIEM News Channel 3
Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods discuss the importance of mentoring.

Giants World Series trophies makes stop in Humboldt Co.
North Coast News, January 14, 2015
Fans took photos with the three San Francisco Giants World Series trophies at Eureka's Adorni Center

Trophy Triplets

Times Standard, January 14, 2015

Junior Giants meet Trophies


San Francisco Giants’ World Series trophies to make stop in Eureka Wednesday

Times Standard, January 12, 2015

World Series trophies the Giants earned in 2010, 2012 and 2014 to be on display in Eureka Wednesday.


Coats for the Cold connects community

Times Standard, January 10, 2015

Getting coats for those in need

Boys & Girls Club celebrates mentoring awareness month

North Coast News, January 9, 2015

The club provides safe haven for teens


Boys & Girls Club reflects on successful 2014

North Coast News, January 6, 2015

Success leads to a new optimism for the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods

Bridging the Gap
Times Standard Article, December 21, 2014
Times Standard writer Clay McGlaughlin writes about the impact Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods has on young people in our community during the holidays.

2014 KEKA Truckers Christmas Parade benefits Boys & Girls Club teen center

Times Standard, December 11, 2014

Lit-up trucks will meander through Eureka streets this weekend

Bucks for Kids
North Coast News, December 5, 2014
All Dutch Bros. locations in Eureka donated a dollar for every drink sold to the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods.

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Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods to sparkle this holiday

North Coast News, December 4, 2014

Diamond jewelry donated to organization to be auctioned off

Local Woman Cage Fighter Visits Eureka Boys & Girls Club
Lost  Coast Outpost, September 26, 2014
Samantha Quinn Hester visited the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods to share her story and empower girls