Boys’ Club Fun at the Renaissance Academy

Boys’ Club Fun at the Renaissance Academy
Posted on 05/17/2018
Boys' Club fun activity with Mr. Serrano

Phoenixville, PA – Earlier in May, Renaissance Academy (RA) continued its school tradition of hosting the family-favorite Boys’ Club Night. RA boys in grades 3-6 were invited to attend and encouraged to bring along a male family member or adult family friend who they consider to be a good role model. This free event gives boys an opportunity to come together and enjoy time with each other as well as male family members and teachers.

The over 50 attendees participated a variety of activities such as “Star Wars”, “Jail Break”, and Mat Ball as well as spent time just laughing and eating pizza together. 4th grader, Mateo Serrano Starin said that he really enjoyed the night and is glad he chose to attend. While his favorite activity was the “Jail Break” game, he said that the best thing about Boys’ Club was “the fun he had hanging out with his friends along with his father.” Mateo said that he would definitely attend Boys’ Club again.

The Boys’ Club game night was formed by a group of male staff members at Renaissance who wanted to build stronger, more positive relationships within the male population at the school and in the community, while fostering a positive outlook and strong self-esteem in the boys.

RA staff organizers of the event included, Gabriel Soffer (ESL teacher, David Cosme (Student Achievement Director), Craig Gibson (Student Support Specialist). “I truly look forward to the Boys’ Club events.” said Mr. Soffer. “It was another amazing time with great fun being had by all. I am always impressed by how many men come to and participate in all of the fun-centered activities during the evening.”

A number of Renaissance Academy high school boys also came out to volunteer and help with the night including Luke Poltorak and AbuBakr Sangare both 11th grade and Darian Capobianco, 9th grade. Another RA student who helped out with the night was Sophomore, Benjamin Rabizadeh who said that he really enjoyed being part of the event and being able to be a mentor to the younger students. “It was a really cool experience because the kids got to hang out and just be kid. The parents involved were very generous, bringing in snacks for the event and donating their time. I look forward to the chance to be a part of the next Boys Club Event.”

Mr. Soffer said that he is excited to continue growing this program and plans to have three Boy’s Club Nights during the 2018-2019 school year, one each trimester.