SVBGC Spotlight on Non-profit feature

Kids at the peak of pack monadnock

Non-Profit Newsletter Feature GMSV(Greater Merrimack – Souhegan Valley) Chamber of Commerce

Our Club was invited to be featured as a Spotlight non-profit in the GMSV Chamber of Commerce’s Newsletter.

The GMSV Chamber of Commerce Spotlight newsletter provides a means of communication for businesses to learn more about the communities Non-Profit Chamber Members.

Feature article-

Written by Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley’s, Holly Bly, Director of Development, and Alex Craven, Unit Director

It’s clear that the Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley is making a significant impact on the lives of young people in our community.

At the Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, our mission is crystal clear: to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to be great today and reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens tomorrow. Since our inception, we’ve strived to create a place where kids feel a profound sense of connection and community, a place where they can grow and thrive in ways they may never have imagined.

One of the most remarkable aspects of our journey is the transformation of Club kids into Youth Development Professionals (YDPs) and even full-time employees of the Club. Many who once walked through our doors as young members have since become dedicated mentors, guiding the next generation toward success. Take, for example, one of our Club kids who not only won the prestigious Youth of The Year award but also represented us at the state level. She eventually became an integral part of our team and has now assumed a pivotal role on our Board of Directors. Her story is a testament to the lasting impact of our programs.

Our commitment to introducing young minds to a diverse range of programs, including theater and athletics, has been a catalyst for personal growth. Through these opportunities, kids find a safe and nurturing environment to explore their talents and passions. The beauty lies in the fact that they don’t feel pressured to be perfect; instead, they discover the joy of participation. As a result, we witness countless success stories of children who once hesitated but now shine on stage in theater productions and excel in school sports.

At the Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, we’re not just shaping the future; we are fostering a sense of belonging, empowering young leaders, and unlocking the potential within each child who walks through our doors. Together, we’re building a brighter tomorrow for our community, one child at a time.



Making Pickles! We got cucumbers from a local farm and made pickles with the volunteers from Amherst Garden Club.

Making Pickles with the volunteers from Amherst Garden Club

Club kids will plant earthworms

Summer Campers adding earthworms to the Club’s compost bins.

STEAM project kids with homemade bird houses

STEAM Project: Bird House build

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