Olivet Boys & Girls Club proudly presents a virtual holiday concert “Hope for the Holidays” to be posted this weekend (December 19th & 20th ) on the organization’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel. The virtual concert will consist of various performances including current Olivet club members, Olivet alumni, and talented instructors from the PAL Center for the Arts Club. Performances will be posted throughout the day Saturday and Sunday.
The virtual concert is part of the organization’s broader virtual programming efforts to continue to engage youth and families when in-person programming has not been possible due to the pandemic.
“We recognize that the holidays will be harder this year. Due to the pandemic, families are still struggling financially and may not be able to travel to see loved ones. Youth in the community don’t have the same opportunities to be around their peers and participate in extracurricular activities. Through this virtual concert, we want to honor our talented club members and the instructors and partnerships that make music opportunities for our youth possible. We want to remind the community that there is hope in these challenging times and that Olivet is committed to continuing to serve youth, especially those that need us the most.” Chris Winters, President and CEO
The virtual concert is also made possible by support from the Reading Musical Foundation, Berks Arts Council, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
About the Olivet Boys & Girls Club:
The Olivet Clubs provide a safe environment for youth ages 6-18 by providing programs that encourage character development, education, life skills, healthy living and exposure to arts and culture. These programs, along with guidance from our staff, allow kids to find their way out of poverty to become productive, outstanding members of society.
The Olivet Boys & Girls Club has a strong reputation for providing life-changing experiences to its members, including mentoring experiences with diverse, trained and caring staff and volunteers who want to make a difference in the life of a child.
A chartered member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Olivet Boys & Girls Club serves nearly 3,000 members a year at 8 sites located in Reading and Shillington. The Club was founded in 1898. Its mission is “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as healthy, caring, productive, responsible citizens.”
For more information about Olivet Boys & Girls Club visit: www.olivetbgc.org