Our Alumni Gallery

We’d love to see YOU here! Send your photo, the years you attended the Club, and two sentences about what you have done beyond the Clubhouse and a favorite memory.

Alice Brantle

Alice Brantle

Club Kid 1970 - 1978

"I was the first woman to be 'Mayor for the Day' at the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven. I learned so much about so many things."

Alice Brantle

Alice Brantle

Club Kid 1970 - 1978

"I was the first woman to be 'Mayor for the Day' at the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven. I learned so much about so many things."

Bernie Garibaldi

Bernie Garibaldi

A Club kid in the early 1950s

Retired educator of 37 years and proud father and grandfather. “The Club was our home away from home, and gave us access to things and experiences our parents could not afford. W...Read More

Bernie Garibaldi

Bernie Garibaldi

A Club kid in the early 1950s

Retired educator of 37 years and proud father and grandfather. “The Club was our home away from home, and gave us access to things and experiences our parents could not afford. We thought we were rich kids….the Club made us rich kids.”

Eli Sabin

Eli Sabin

Club Kid 2016-2017

Played basketball at the Club. Currently represents Ward 1 on the New Haven Board of Alders and serves as director of the Connecticut Progressive Caucus. “My experience at the Bo...Read More

Eli Sabin

Eli Sabin

Club Kid 2016-2017

Played basketball at the Club. Currently represents Ward 1 on the New Haven Board of Alders and serves as director of the Connecticut Progressive Caucus. “My experience at the Boys and Girls Club strengthened my connection to my community in New Haven and helped motivate me to run for office. The families and incredible staff I met through the club inform the work I do every day at City Hall to create more opportunity for residents in our city.”

Jaylen Ricks

Jaylen Ricks

Club Kid 2010 - 2019

Basketball player and prospective business major at Seminole State College. Hamden High graduate. "The impact that the Club had on me was a great one. Nothing but loving, caring an...Read More

Jaylen Ricks

Jaylen Ricks

Club Kid 2010 - 2019

Basketball player and prospective business major at Seminole State College. Hamden High graduate. "The impact that the Club had on me was a great one. Nothing but loving, caring and hardworking people there who care for kids and are leaders in the community."

Jesse Campbell

Jesse Campbell

A Club kid for 13 years

Youth of the Year Winner 2019. Currently UConn Political Science major. High school student council president. “When I was dealing with my father being away, Mr. Seth stepped in...Read More

Jesse Campbell

Jesse Campbell

A Club kid for 13 years

Youth of the Year Winner 2019. Currently UConn Political Science major. High school student council president. “When I was dealing with my father being away, Mr. Seth stepped in to make sure that I felt safe and always checked in on me both inside and outside the Club. I keep in contact with him to this day.”

Kelcey Perez

Kelcey Perez

Youth of the Year Winner 2015 & 2018

Senior at University of Connecticut. “The Club provided me with the confidence to do things I love, partake in activities that help me improve myself, get involved, and most impo...Read More

Kelcey Perez

Kelcey Perez

Youth of the Year Winner 2015 & 2018

Senior at University of Connecticut. “The Club provided me with the confidence to do things I love, partake in activities that help me improve myself, get involved, and most importantly have a voice.”

Leandrea Brantle 

Leandrea Brantle 

Club Kid from 1971-1978

Co-founder/COO of Victory Human Services in Boston, MA. Social justice and human rights activist. “I was part of the first group of girls who were allowed to become members, back...Read More

Leandrea Brantle 

Leandrea Brantle 

Club Kid from 1971-1978

Co-founder/COO of Victory Human Services in Boston, MA. Social justice and human rights activist. “I was part of the first group of girls who were allowed to become members, back when it was called the Boys Club! ‘Joy’ is what comes to mind when I think of my Club years.”

Leon Davis

Leon Davis

Club Kid in 2003 and 2004

Club Board Member, Assistant Director of Financial Analysis at The Hartford and MBA candidate. “My favorite memory was playing basketball and going on trips. It was my first time...Read More

Leon Davis

Leon Davis

Club Kid in 2003 and 2004

Club Board Member, Assistant Director of Financial Analysis at The Hartford and MBA candidate. “My favorite memory was playing basketball and going on trips. It was my first time really experiencing things outside my neighborhood.”

Tharon Mayes

Tharon Mayes

Club Kid in 1984

Former NBA player and Florida State University Hall of Famer, Tharon is the Sports Director at the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven. “One of my best memories is of our basketba...Read More

Tharon Mayes

Tharon Mayes

Club Kid in 1984

Former NBA player and Florida State University Hall of Famer, Tharon is the Sports Director at the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven. “One of my best memories is of our basketball coach Mr. Anastasia. He always stressed the importance of friendships. It was at the Club that I travelled out-of-state for the first time with a team

Z’hane Ellison

Z’hane Ellison

Youth of the Year Winner 2016 & 2017

Senior at Southern Connecticut State University. Biology Major/Biochemistry Minor. Preparing to become Physician’s Assistant. “The Club is a safe-haven. A place out of school a...Read More

Z’hane Ellison

Z’hane Ellison

Youth of the Year Winner 2016 & 2017

Senior at Southern Connecticut State University. Biology Major/Biochemistry Minor. Preparing to become Physician’s Assistant. “The Club is a safe-haven. A place out of school and out of home where you can have fun and be a kid.”

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253 Columbus Avenue,
New Haven, CT 06519

Tel: 203-787-0187
Fax: 203-865-2594

kidscomefirst@bgcnewhaven.org
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