‘Take a Bow’, Misty Copeland! A big congratulations to BGCA Alum Misty Copeland whose hard work is still paying off. The Missouri-born dancer and San Pedro Boys & Girls Club alumna was named principal dancer with American Ballet Theater - the first African-American ballerina to ever receive the status in the company’s 75-year history. We are so proud of… Read more »
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Shaquille O’Neal sat down with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to share why being a Club kid was such an important part of his life while growing up. From keeping him safe to giving him a forum to practice his skills, the Club was a great place to hang out. If Shaq thinks the Club was… Read more »
Earvin “Magic” Johnson sat down with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to share how his Club experience made a difference in his life. If the Club was a great place for Magic, we bet it is a great place for you as well! Be sure to check out your local Boys & Girls Club!
Actor Edward James Olmos sat down with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to share his Club alumni story about growing up in the Club. If the Club is a great place for Mr. Olmos, we bet it is a great place for you as well! Be sure to check out a Boys & Girls Club near… Read more »
Actress Kerry Washington sat down with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to share her Club alumni stories from growing up in the Club. If Ms. Washington had a great experience in the Club, we bet you will too! Be sure to check out a Boys & Girls Club near you!
Teen Reporter and Club DJ Doug M. tells us how to keep the party going! By Doug M., Teen Reporter, Sarah Heinz House One day when I was down at my Club (Sarah Heinz House), I was bored and tired of just playing in the Gamesroom and I went to the front desk and asked… Read more »
The actor and Club alum visited the Harlem BGC to talk inspiration and his new movie in this Dwayne Johnson Interview! You may not know it, but before superstar actor Dwayne Johnson ever graced the big screen or pummeled foes as legendary wrestler “The Rock,” he was a Club teen who was trying to… Read more »
Alumni Stories- DJ Kelsey has a bright future ahead! We caught up with Keystoner Alumna and former Teen Reporter Kristelle “DJ Kelsey” LaRoche, who was the DJ at all the sessions and dances at the National Keystone Conference in Anaheim, California. Also known as Kelsey the Dream, she is much more than just a DJ, however. She… Read more »
Club alum and rock star of ballet talks about how she got started back in the day and gives career advice! Rock star ballerina Misty Copeland leaves giant footprints in the world of ballet. But it was few tiny steps at the San Pedro (California) Boys & Girls Club that gave her a needed start… Read more »