News

What's happening here at Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Olivet Boys & Girls Club again receives AmeriCorps grant

Posted: July 30, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

Reading, PA- Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County has been chosen for an AmeriCorps grant totaling nearly $215,000. This is the second consecutive year the organization has received the grant. Last year the Olivet Community Builders AmeriCorps program trained 65 volunteers between ages 17 and 24, said Ana Cepeda, AmeriCorps program […]

Read more »

McDonald’s helps Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Posted: July 15, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

Reading, PA- McDonald’s restaurant employees volunteered at community organizations all over the region Thursday. Managers and crew members spent their mornings at locations including the Olivet Boys & Girls Club at Pendora Park in Reading as part of the company’s Community Counts Days. The volunteers helped place mulch around the yet-to-be-opened club and also worked […]

Read more »

Olivet musical program lets kids find their rhythm

Posted: July 15, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

Reading, PA -Since the first time Aaron Oliver performed in front of a crowd, he was hooked. “It is so fun and the fact that you can do what you want gave me a boost of encouragement,” Aaron, 13, said during rehearsal at the Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs’ 325 Walnut St. location in Reading. […]

Read more »

Donated furniture moved into new Olivet Boys & Girls Club in Reading

Posted: July 13, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

Reading, PA- Josh Ruiz said that he isn’t sure where he might have been if he hadn’t gotten involved in the Olivet Boys & Girls Club. “I don’t know, I might be on the streets right now,” the 17-year-old Reading High School junior said. But he did join and on Tuesday afternoon he was helping […]

Read more »

Olivet leader: Vandalism won’t stop Boys and Girls Club

Posted: June 10, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

Reading, PA- More than a dozen windows of Olivet Boys & Girls Club in Pendora Park in Reading have been shattered. And there have been break-ins at the club’s Pendora Park building, with attempts to steal copper wire. Olivet’s CEO & President Pablo Tejada said the recent crimes reinforce the area’s need for the Boys […]

Read more »

Olivet fundraiser in Wyomissing includes smooch for pig

Posted: May 26, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

Wyomissing, PA- With a tool belt wrapped around her belly and a yellow hard hat perched on her head, Miss Maycie May stood in a red wagon ready for strangers to lean down and kiss her snout. A pot-bellied pig residing in Richmond Township, Miss Maycie May was the star at the 26th annual Steak […]

Read more »
Emonie Reviere, Youth of the Year 2016

Exceptional Teen Wins Youth of the Year Honor for Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Posted: February 27, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Press Release

Reading, PA—Selected among several local outstanding youth, Emonie Reviere will compete against other Boys & Girls Club members for the Pennsylvania Youth of the Year title and a $5,000 college scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path […]

Read more »

Olivet Boys & Girls Club launches annual Kiss A Pig fundraiser in Wyomissing

Posted: February 26, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

Wyomissing, PA– Eleven brave souls embarked on a quest to lock lips with a 100-pound potbellied pig Thursday at the kickoff of the Olivet Boys & Girls Club’s 23rd annual Kiss A Pig contest in The Highlands at Wyomissing.  Click Here to read more.

Read more »

It’s already spring at Pottstown’s Ricketts Center

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

Pottstown, PA- A new feature in Pottstown’s Ricketts Community Center will give children a chance to see and possibly eat the results of their labors. Juice Plus, a Tennessee-based nutrition company, has donated a Tower Garden to the Olivet Boys and Girls Club in Pottstown, which is housed at the Ricketts Center. To read more […]

Read more »

Posters win awards for Olivet Boys and Girls Club members from Reading Housing Authority

Posted: February 16, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

Reading, PA–The posters were featured in an Energy Savings Calendar sponsored by the Reading Housing Authority. To continue reading please click HERE.

Read more »