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Emerald “Emmy” Foreman has been a club member since she was 5 years old. She has always expressed an interest in the Arts. Emmy attend the Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School and is excelling their. She takes in pride in choreographing her own performances and gave a wonderful performance as she captivated the crowd.

Emmy preparing for performance
Emmy performing
Choreographed by Emmy
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A BIG Thank You to the New Haven Fire and Police Departments for raising a little over $2,200 for the Boys & Girls Club Scholarship Fund. The Fire and Police Scholarships were raised during their 2nd Annual Flag Football game this past Saturday.

Cheif Esserman with BGCNH Staff and Youth
NHPD and NHFD and BGCNH Staff & Youth
Mr. E helping out while enjoying the game
Staff developing the next football stars
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Stephanie Barnes, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club of New Haven, was one of the speakers at the Official Kick Off to The Great Give® 2013. She highlighted the benefits to Greater New Haven nonprofits creating profiles on®, beyond participating in The Great Give®.

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New Haven BGC- Great Give 2013

Ready? Set? It’s only a few days away! The #GreatGive2013 begins at 8:00 AM Wed. 10/2. 36 hours to change the world! #NHV #NewHaven

New Haven, CT (September 19, 2013) –At a special kick-off celebration at New Haven’s City Hall, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven announced it will once again hold The Great Give® – a 36-hour online giving campaign to raise funds for local nonprofits serving Greater New Haven. The Great Give® 2013 will take place between October 2 at 8:00 am and end October 3 at 8:00 pm; up to $150,000 in matching funds will be awarded to nonprofits profiled on® that serve The Community Foundation’s 20-town region in South Central Connecticut. Individual grant prizes will be awarded in $15,000, $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 denominations; three $15,000 Grand Prizes are available to the nonprofits that secure the greatest number of individual donors, greatest number of new donors and the most money raised. Rules and grant prizes are online at

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Since his days as a star guard at the old Lee High School (and, as a senior, at Hillhouse), Tharon Mayes has lived life on a worldwide stage.

He had a standout career at Florida State that translated into a brief foray into the NBA (76ers, Clippers), followed by 10 years playing professionally in Europe — from Spain to Greece and all points in between. During summers, he’d fly to South America to play for a couple of months.

Since calling it quits on his playing career, Mayes has been involved with youth programs in Florida, Toronto and, most recently, Boston, where he and his older brother, Larry, were instrumental in helping to lower the crime rate in a Dorchester neighborhood, earning praise from Mayor Thomas Menino.

Read full article from the New Haven Register about Tharon Mayes as a role model.

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