About Olivet

Olivet Boys & Girls Club enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as healthy, productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Our MIssion & History

Olivet Boys & Girls Club was one of the original 50 organizations that banded together with like youth groups from across the country to form what became Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

We serve over 3,000 youth annually.

Our Club is a chartered member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and incorporates many of the national organizations ’ tested youth development programs into our own program lineup.

For most of the club’s history, we had two units in two neighborhoods, Clinton Street and Mulberry Street. During the 1990s the Club expanded into several new areas of the city. The Club currently operates five clubhouses in Reading, with additional satellite sites in Robesonia and Shillington.

Our programs address the region’s most pressing and immediate youth issues of education support, after school programming, and mentoring – all of which are provided by caring and knowledgeable staff. We adhere to the national Boys & Girls Club of America’s initiative to help young people between the ages of six and eighteen get a healthy start and enter school ready to perform to the best of their ability cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally.

Our three core areas of programming promote Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship. To reach and serve as many youths as possible, our programs and services are available during non-school hours and during the summer at free or greatly reduced costs.

Olivet Boys & Girls Club Statistics

Overall, our services target undeserved youth from diverse communities within the City of Reading.

Club Diversity

Current Members

What You Can Expect from Our Programs

Our programs address the region’s most pressing and immediate youth issues of education support, afterschool programming and mentoring – all of which is provided by caring and knowledgeable staff. We adhere to the national Boys & Girls Club of America’s initiative to help young people between the ages of six and eighteen get a healthy start and enter school ready to perform to the best of their ability cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally.

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of youth come from single parent households

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qualify for free or reduced lunch programs

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live at or below the national poverty line

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of our members expect to graduate from high school

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take more responsibility for their actions

Olivet Staff

Chris Winters

Chris Winters

President and CEO

Rose Morales

Rose Morales

Executive Assistant

Open Position

Open Position

Development Director

Alec Reinert

Alec Reinert

Grant Administrator

Sherri Kreisher

Sherri Kreisher

Finance

Leo Martinez

Leo Martinez

Dir. of Buildings & Grounds

Abigail Frost

Abigail Frost

Volunteer Coordinator

Kat Royer

Kat Royer

VP of Programming / AmeriCorps Program Director

Deja Harris

Deja Harris

VP: Operations

Nick Philippides

Nick Philippides

VP: Sites and Services

Jermell Mitchell

Jermell Mitchell

Clinton Street Club – Club Director

Glenside

Glenside

Glenside Club – Site Coordinator

Jordan Rodriguez

Jordan Rodriguez

Mulberry Club – Club Director

Alexa Alvarez

Alexa Alvarez

Oakbrook Club – Club Director

Richard Bradbury

Richard Bradbury

Center For The Arts – Director of the Arts

Dejalyn Ware

Dejalyn Ware

Pendora Park – Club Director

Ryan Hightower

Ryan Hightower

PAL Club – Club Director

Tim Schad

Tim Schad

Administrative Assistant

Mark Cogland

Mark Cogland

Olivet Blue Mountain Camp, Hamburg

Rich DeGroote

Rich DeGroote

Senior Director

Board of Directors

Mr. John Massaro

Mr. John Massaro

President

Mr. Gary Redner

Mr. Gary Redner

Immediate Past Chair

Mrs. Rachel Kuhn

Mrs. Rachel Kuhn

Vice Chair

Mr. Mike Mizak

Mr. Mike Mizak

Finance

Mrs. Carolyn Bamberger

Mrs. Carolyn Bamberger

Secretary/Treasurer

Additional Board Members

Mr. Jobany Bedoya

Mr. Jobany Bedoya

Mr. Abraham Cepeda

Mr. Abraham Cepeda

Mrs. Pat Donahue

Mrs. Pat Donahue

Ms. Sabrena Elmarzouky

Ms. Sabrena Elmarzouky

Finance

Mr. Todd Good

Mr. Todd Good

Mr. Matthew Landgon

Mr. Matthew Landgon

Ms. Toni Reece

Ms. Toni Reece

Mr. Paul Rosa

Mr. Paul Rosa