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5K/Fun Run for the AGBC – 9/4/17

Come join in the fun on the rail!
Date: September 4th, 2017 (Labor Day Monday)
5K Start time 8:30AM (No minimum age)
Kids 1K & 2K Start time 9:15AM
Capital Park 47 Union St Augusta

Entry Fee: $20 Per Adult Runner Until September 4
$30 Family Rate
Accepting Race Day Registrations ($25 Per Adult Runner)
Bib Pickup Starts at 8:30AM Race Day

1K Kids Run (Under 5)    $5  Includes Cape
2K Kids Run (Under 10)    $5 Includes Cape

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Come out for a great race to help a great cause!  Proceeds from this year’s race will help fund our year round programming for the teens of the Augusta area.  This includes field trips, programming supplies, and training opportunities to help the young men and women of our area become our next generation of leaders for our community and state.

The course will be on the Kennebec River rail trail, and is walker friendly.  We are teaming with the Super Run team this year!  All runners will receive a super hero cape, and are encouraged to run as their favorite superhero.  Prizes for best costumes will be awarded.
Click the here to sign up. 

Be sure to like our page on Facebook to stay up to date with this race and all of the club’s activities.

Thanksgiving Dinner 2015

An annual tradition at the Augusta Boys and Girls Club is to have a Thanksgiving Dinner the Tuesday before the holiday with the youth, their families, volunteers, staff, board members, and other connected supporters to the Club. This year we had a crowd fed by the Kennebec Valley Chamber’s Kennebec Leadership Institute Class of 2015. And just like their name, we had a mouthful of wonderful food. Participants share what they are thankful for in 2015 and there were many themes of family, friends, food, housing, and the Club. This special night is a favorite moment in the year for many involved.

Leaving the party, 11 turkey baskets complete with all the trimmings were donated to families from JS McCarthy and Augusta Elks Emblem Club.   With much gratitude, we thank all our supporters who help the Club and the youth that connect to the Augusta Boys and Girls Club.

Venture Crew Camping Trip

-Photo courtesy of Eric Kilby

Venture Crew 684 which meets at the Club on Wednesday afternoons is a Boy Scouts of America program that is Co-ed for teens 14 and up. The Crew is celebrating its one year anniversary and during the weekend before Thanksgiving was able to do a weekend camping trip in Acton, ME at Camp Nutter of the Pine Tree Council of Maine. The weekend was spent completing a leadership training course, and on having extended fun during the two nights together. ABGC Board Member, Dr. Roy Miller was a chaperone and reported back that he was impressed with staff and crew by their dedication to learning, teamwork, patience, and good humor. This was 2015’s third camping trip. Crew members have advanced in skill building such as First Aid/CPR certification, safe gun practice, and leadership. The Crew welcomes any interested teen to join on the adventure.

Presentation to Augusta City Council 11/12/15

On November 12, Ryun Anderson, Director of Operations for the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine, Jan Rollins Cony Assistant Principal and ABGC Board Member, and Darren Joyce, Program Director of Augusta Boys and Girls Club gave a presentation to the Augusta City Council on Restorative Justice practices in Augusta, focused on diverting youth who have committed a chargeable offense away from the juvenile justice system and into community supports.

In 2015, the ABGC entered into a relationship with the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine to help bring restorative practices to Augusta. A dedicated Community Justice Collaborative was formed by Jan Rollins (an ABGC board member), Mayor Rollins, Representative Pouliot, District Attorney Maloney, Kennebec Sherriff, Augusta Police Deputy Chief Mills (another ABGC board member), Department of Corrections and members from Augusta City government, Augusta Schools, mental health, Healthy Communities of the Capital Area, ABGC, Rotary and more. Since May the group has been able to connect youth to restorative practices with a great deal of success.