The Boys and Girls Club has been an extraordinary program that has given me a peace of mind as a single mom. My kids are in a safe environment and learning to interact and handle conflict on their own with guidance from the staff.
My boys have been in regular daycare for the last 10 years and moving them to a different type of program was real hard for me. I tested out the B&G’s when they were off of Broadway during a spring break a couple years ago and didn’t bring them back until they moved to Rivera due to my own insecurities.
I lost my subsidized childcare and didn’t know where to turn so I wound up at B&G’s very fearful my kids who have been sheltered all their lives wouldn’t make it in this new environment. Boy was I wrong this club and it’s mentorship has been a huge relief for me, my boys are building relationships and trust in people that I really shouldn’t have had concerns, but again my own insecurities.
Being part of the Boys and Girls Club has been very rewarding. Their father passed away when they were very young so building positive relationships with male role models is such a blessing. My boys are learning that they need to earn certain things that are a privilege not a right. They are learning to respect themselves and others. - Amber Puertas, Mother