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Penn State Berks students, Olivet kids scrub Baer Park, river trail

Posted: April 4, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Students at Penn State Berks and kids from Reading joined forces Monday to do a little spring cleaning. The group took part in the Great American Cleanup, gathering to tidy up Baer Park and a one-mile section of the nearby Schuylkill River Trail. The event was a collaborative effort between the Penn State […]

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Olivet Boys & Girls Club seek new leader

Posted: April 1, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs are looking for a new leader after their top executive was promoted to the national organization. Pablo Tejada, president and CEO, announced his resignation, effective June 30, to take a position in the national office of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, officials announced Friday. Tejada has […]

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Reading CTC students mentor youngsters

Posted: April 1, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- During an after-school session Friday with youngsters at Olivet Boys & Girls Club in Reading, a half-dozen members of Reading High’s state champion basketball team were asked the secret to their success. “Hard work,” responded point guard Alim Tarawally. “Hard work and teamwork.” The response underscored a theme of “Kids And Health,” a […]

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Olivet Boys & Girls Club gets donation of 2,800 cases of water from Coca-Cola

Posted: March 28, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs received a refreshing donation Monday. The Coca-Cola Co. donated 2,800 cases of Smartwater to the clubs. “This is definitely going to help during the summer to keep the kids hydrated,” said Chelsey Reichelt, marketing coordinator for Olivet. “We will not have to buy water for a while.” The […]

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Olivet Boys & Girls Club launches Kiss-A-Pig contest at event in Wyomissing

Posted: March 23, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

WYOMISSING, PA- Miss Maycie May didn’t wrinkle her snout or bat an eye. She looked unperturbed Wednesday despite the party atmosphere in The Highlands at Wyomissing. That is, if a pot-bellied pig can look unperturbed.The 100-pounder remained remarkably calm while people all around her went hog wild celebrating the kickoff of the Olivet Boys & […]

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Sinking Spring man coaches basketball, being a dad

Posted: February 14, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- To observe Black History Month, the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum of Reading is honoring six local residents with its 2017 Making a Difference awards on Feb. 25 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, 701 Penn St. This is the third of our stories on each honoree. He had to choose between basketball […]

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Olivet secures major mentoring grant

Posted: January 27, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA— As part of a nationwide effort to promote the importance of positive adult mentors the Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County (www.olivetbgc.org) has been selected to receive a grant from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) totaling approximately $110,000 ($74,000 from National Boys & Girls Club of America and […]

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New Olivet’s Ricketts club director stays home to help children in Pottstown

Posted: December 18, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Smiling faces awaited Joceyln Charles when she arrived for work on a recent afternoon at the Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs’ Ricketts Center in Pottstown. Charles was treated to a polite greeting from one of those faces, 11-year-old Jibrel Pratt of Pottstown. “Is there anything I can do to help you?” Jibrel asked […]

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Nearly 50 children get to attend exclusive Star Wars premier

Posted: December 17, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves: That is the theme of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which opened in theaters Friday. It also might be the life theme of Thomas P. White, senior vice president and wealth adviser at […]

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Olivet Boys & Girls Club members celebrate holidays

Posted: December 12, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

Reading, PA- The 75 kids from the Olivet Boys & Girls Club’s Oakbrook Club knew they were in for some holiday fun. But they didn’t know they’d get to share a little of that Christmas joy with someone they love. The United Way of Berks County’s Emerging Leaders United – made up of United Way […]

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