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Halloween was AH-mazing

We had a spooktacular Halloween last week, complete with face painting, a photo booth, bobbing for candy corn (in whipped cream!), and of course, plenty of treats. Every year our staff loves to turn the entire gym into a haunted house. Manned by Club employees and teens, it is truly for the brave of heart.

Check out some of the photos below - including some cool polaroid shots!
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The Club helps Alicia pursue art!

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and the amazing work we're able to do every day.

When Alicia M. heard two years ago that RCSD’s School of the Arts (SOTA) had majors for their students, she was immediately intrigued. Alicia went straight to the Club’s art director at the time, Miss Sarah, to talk about the possibility of transferring.

“I liked that they focus on your major. If you have a talent or something you want to learn, they give you classes that you can do for improving that skill. Going to SOTA meant I would get to do more art in school, which is a hobby of mine,” explained Alicia.

So, Miss Sarah helped Alicia put together a portfolio in order to apply. Alicia went straight to the art room at the Club every chance she got, drawing new pieces and compiling her finished ones. Miss Sarah even helped her hone her entry essay.

Thanks to Miss Sarah’s help, Alicia got in as a Visual Arts major! “Majoring is a win-win because you’re getting better at your talent and you’re getting experience for college,” says Alicia.

Now a 9th grader, Alicia has been coming to the Club since she was 8 and spends most of her time in the art room. “It’s a quiet place for me, and I really like drawing. They have all the materials I could ever want to use here. I like to express myself through art. It’s therapeutic.”

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Support Kids in Need This Holiday Season!
Did you know Amazon will donate 0.5% back to the Club every time you make eligible purchases?

Just choose "Boys and Girls Clubs of Rochester Inc" (be sure to select the one in NY) as your charitable organization and start at smile.amazon.com every time you shop.
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Club Teens Talk to WROC-TV on Vaping
Did you catch last night's segment on Channel 8 with our Club teens, Craig, Tamyah, and Sa'Brae?

The article talks about how more than a quarter of high schoolers vape, but "there are kids who have never tried it and probably never will" - including our Club teens! 

Click the link to learn more about their reasons for abstaining. 
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