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Al & Jan Messina
Great Futures start here.
Every child follows a path in life leading to a door. A door that leads to a place to grow, to learn, to belong. While many doors open, our doors transform.
Since 1895, The Boys & Girls Club of Erie has been touching the lives of thousands of youth each year. We reach out to the area’s young people most in need of our help and provide them with a safe, fun and positive environment to thrive in. The Club experience is a one of a kind opportunity to unlock GREAT FUTURES.
Alissa is a four-year member of the Club. The Art room gives her the opportunity to express her creativity. The Arts program has allowed Alissa to experience various forms of art media. Alissa also enjoys the relationships she has made with Club staff.
Julian is a five-year member of the Club. Julian spends most of his day in the homework room completing his assignments and helping fellow Club members. He enjoys the academic enrichment the Homework/Tutoring room offers.
Ronnie is a seven-year member of the Club. He regularly participates in the aquatics program and the Summer Day Camp Program. Ronnie enjoys spending time in the game room playing table tennis with other Club members. He enjoys challenging staff at table tennis.
Troy is a five-year member of the Club. He actively participates in many of the Club’s community service projects. Troy is the Vice-President of the Torch Club. He enjoys spending time in all six core areas of the Club.
Festo is a two-year member of the Club. He is originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Festo participates in the daily fitness challenge and soccer leagues. He takes advantage of the academic support and tutoring available. Festo has found a second home at the Boys & Girls Club.
LeJohna is a 6 year member of the Club. She is a regular participant in the Club’s art program. LeJohna also enjoys being active in the area of Health and Fitness. She is always involved in activities in the gym. LeJohna is a member of the Club’s cheerleading squad and is also a Boys & Girls Club ambassador.