The Magical Experience

  • By Sally Altobelli
  • 19 Jul, 2017


Do you believe in magic? Our Club kids sure do! Members from Whitney Mac and the Hammack Activity Center got to see the magic unfold and experience the fascination when Magician Mike Freeman stopped into town! Freeman painted a wonderful enchantment for our Club kids to be in awe over. Illusion after illusion, our Club kids were taken back by the magic in the air! Not only did Freeman have all of our Club members hooked from the start, but they were all in disbelief over the experience taking place in front of their eyes! Needless to say, our Club kids were stunned and taken back from the energy in the air!

Thank you to Magician Mike Freeman from The Academy of Magical Arts at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, California for taking the time out of your day to spread a little bit of magic over all of our wonderful Club kids! 


Magician Mike Freeman showing our Club kids what magic is all about!
Club members from Whitney Mac enjoying the live show!
By Sally Altobelli 25 Jul, 2017

On June 27th, 2017 Hali Jones and twenty one other Youth of the Year Nominees throughout the Los Angeles County embarked on a journey they would never forget! Hali, her fellow nominees and the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club Alliance took off to explore China on a ten day cultural experience.  Xiamen Airline was gracious enough to provide airline tickets to all of our Youth of the Year Nominees.

First Stop: Xiamen, China

Upon landing in Xiamen, Hali and her fellow nominees were greeted with an amazing tour of the Xiamen Airlines Training Facility where they got to see what it takes to become a world class airline. While in Xiamen, Hali also got to enjoy checking out the Xiamen University campus!

Second Stop: Shenzhen, China

While on their adventurous trip discovering all that China has to offer, the Youth of the Year Nominees got to see the beautiful city of Shenzhen. While in Shenzhen, the YOY Nominees spent the day with their incredible host, Coolpad! Coolpad planned out a day of action taking on the thrilling city! From having a challenge play road trip, to experiencing traditional Chinese carpentry, it was a day full of cultural appreciation. Hali and her fellow Youth of the Year Nominees enjoyed an international federation of invest Shenzhen dinner. Local Antelope Valley Boys & Girls Club supporter BYD allowed our YOY’s to tour their facilities and see what the future holds for our next generations to come. BYD also held a charity event which the Youth of the Year Nominees got to be a part of. After touring Kengi Battery Factory, the YOY’s wrapped up Shenzhen by spending the day at Splendid China’s Theme Park.

Third Stop: Shanghai, China

Upon arriving in Shanghai, nominees were immersed in the traditional Chinese culture. Local Club sponsor, Disney, treated the nominees to a magical experience at Shanghai Disney. As their last couples of days were approaching, our YOY’s were able to check out Downtown Shanghai, AEG’s Mercedes Benz Arena, COMAC, Price Waterhouse Coopers, LandSea, Shanghai Caoyang and Squire Patton Boggs. Right before returning to Los Angeles, Hali and her fellow Youth of the Year Nominees were able to spend some time in one of Shanghai’s Senior High Schools where they were able to learn a new talent of traditional brush painting.

Overall, Hali had an unbelievable time while seeing all that China has to offer! It surely was a trip of a lifetime for our Youth of the Year, Hali Jones.  


By Sally Altobelli 19 Jul, 2017


Do you believe in magic? Our Club kids sure do! Members from Whitney Mac and the Hammack Activity Center got to see the magic unfold and experience the fascination when Magician Mike Freeman stopped into town! Freeman painted a wonderful enchantment for our Club kids to be in awe over. Illusion after illusion, our Club kids were taken back by the magic in the air! Not only did Freeman have all of our Club members hooked from the start, but they were all in disbelief over the experience taking place in front of their eyes! Needless to say, our Club kids were stunned and taken back from the energy in the air!

Thank you to Magician Mike Freeman from The Academy of Magical Arts at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, California for taking the time out of your day to spread a little bit of magic over all of our wonderful Club kids! 


By Sally Altobelli 27 Jun, 2017
Thanks to the Lancaster JetHawks Baseball Foundation and some amazing local sponsors, over 100 Club members are thrilled to participate in the JetHawks Youth Baseball League!  The goal of the Lancaster JetHawks Baseball Foundation is to help as many of our local youth as possible find confidence, hope, improved health and a skill set that will help them not just on the baseball diamond, but in life.  The Boys & Girls Club of Antelope Valley was honored and humbled when asked to partner with the Lancaster JetHawks Baseball Foundation. For many of our youth, this is their first introduction to the game of baseball and organized sports. Through their participation in the league, each child receives a baseball glove, uniform, hat and bag, plus meals and the chance to play with their friends on the same field that Major League prospects have played on for the last 20 years- at no cost to the Club or our members.

Needless to say, the energy of the kids when they came off the bus and entered the stadium was electrifying! The kids, coaches and volunteers were pumped up for our first game as Lancaster City Manager, Mark Bozigian, who also serves as the Commissioner of the Lancaster JetHawks Youth Baseball League, took the field to open the inaugural season with the flag salute and league pledge.
By Sally Altobelli 12 Jun, 2017
Our New Site

Wow, this has been quite a year! The need for quality and affordable after school care is growing in the Antelope Valley. Everyday thousands of kids are left unattended after school in our community. Did you know that juvenile crime jumps up 67% between the hours of 3pm and 7pm? The Boys & Girls Club of the Antelope Valley is working hard to reach those that need us most.

We are excited to announce the opening of 3 new Club sites this fall.  This brings our total number of locations up to 25!  You can find a Club site closest to you here.     Since we are expanding that means we are in need of quality individuals that are ready to join the team and make a positive impact in a child's life.  Check out our new Careers page to join the team.

Our new site makes it easier to Register your child, get information on Volunteering and become a Supporter of the Club.  Not finding what you are looking for? Send us an email and we will add it to our site or make it better!

We hope you enjoy the new site!

In Service to Youth,

Sally Altobelli
Director of Development & Marketing


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