Newton, MA (October, 2013) – Subject: Newton Teens Give Back to City Firefighters
The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton's High School teen leadership group, Kindred Keystone, is opening their arms this year to our city's fire fighters. The Members of Keystone involve themselves in many activities at the club and within the community throughout the year, but a major part of the group's efforts centers on doing community service ventures. This includes a commitment to doing at least one community service project a month, with this year's effort to feed Newton's finest. Every meal is developed and cooked by members of Keystone and then delivered to the station. This past Wednesday Keystone fed Station-Ten lasagna, salad, and cookies with the help of local vendors and plan on feeding one station a month for the rest of the year. Fire fighters are an important part of our community and can always use help getting a meal.
About the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton:
Located at 675 Watertown Street in Newton, the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton offers after school and summer programs for youth ages 6 to 18. The Club inspires and enables young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Program areas include arts, education, fitness, leadership, life skills and technology. Offering a safe and affordable place for kids, annual membership dues are just $125 per family, and no child is ever denied membership. Last year, $16,000 in Club Membership Scholarships was awarded to 128 kids and $27,000 in Summer Camp Scholarships to 59 children for a total of $43,000 in total scholarships for low-income families.