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 Management Team

Chris Winters

Chris Winters

President and CEO

Kat Royer

Kat Royer

Vice President of Programming/ Americorps Program Director

Deja Harris

Deja Harris

Vice President of Operations

Nicholas Philippides

Nicholas Philippides

Vice President of Sites and Services

Alec Reinert

Alec Reinert

Vice President of Development

Rose Morales

Rose Morales

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Tim Schad

Tim Schad

Finance Department

Leo Martinez

Leo Martinez

Community Engagement and Resource Development

Abigail Frost

Abigail Frost

Director of Volunteer Services & Grant-Funded Programs

Rich DeGroote

Rich DeGroote

Alumni Affairs

Alexa Middleton

Alexa Middleton

Administrative Assistant

Gavin Milligan

Gavin Milligan

Marketing

Olivet Site Directors

Meaghan Bausher

Meaghan Bausher

D.R.E.A.M Director

Richard Bradbury

Richard Bradbury

Center for the Arts Director

Mark Cogland

Mark Cogland

Blue Mountain Camp Caretaker

Ryan Hightower

Ryan Hightower

PAL Site Director

Jermell Mitchell

Jermell Mitchell

Clinton Street Site Director

Jordan Rodriguez

Jordan Rodriguez

Mulberry Site Director

Dejalyn Ware

Dejalyn Ware

Pendora Site Director

Glenside

Glenside

Glenside Site Coordinator

Board of Directors

John Massaro

John Massaro

President

Gary Redner

Gary Redner

Immediate Past Chair

Rachel Kuhn

Rachel Kuhn

Vice Chair/Development Committee Chair

Pat Donahue

Pat Donahue

Secretary/Treasurer

Sabrena Elmarzouky

Sabrena Elmarzouky

Programming Committee Chair

Paul Rosa

Paul Rosa

Governance Committee Chair

Mike Mizak

Mike Mizak

Finance Committee Chair

Abraham Cepeda

Abraham Cepeda

Todd Good

Todd Good

Alneasa Jordan

Alneasa Jordan

Matthew Landgon

Matthew Landgon

Molly Maack

Molly Maack

Ron Miksiewicz

Ron Miksiewicz