NBSB’s $3,000 Donation Helps To Make NB Youth Center Summer Program Go Virtual

$3,000 North Brookfield Savings Bank Donation Helps Purchase Much Needed Chrome Books

North Brookfield Savings Bank prides themselves on being a dependable, supportive, neighborhood bank that is always there to help. This of course applies when it comes to helping their customers to reach their financial goals and dreams, but it is equally important to NBSB that they answer the call and offer unwavering support to their local communities. When the Bank recently connected with the North Brookfield Youth Center and discovered their need to purchase Chrome Books and supplies for their interactive E.T.E.A.M. 2020 – Bee Observant Virtual Summer Program, North Brookfield Savings Bank answered the call and did not hesitate to immediately donate $3,000 to show their support.

“North Brookfield Savings Bank is very happy to be able to support this much needed virtual Summer Program made available by the North Brookfield Youth Center,” said NBSB President and CEO Donna Boulanger. “More now than ever, the youth within our communities need to be able to stay connected and engaged through programs just like these, which is exactly why when Chair of the Youth Center Board Fran Hart, reached out to us expressing their needs to make the program successful, NBSB immediately agreed to offer our financial support. Our relationship with the North Brookfield Youth Center spans many years and we support their ongoing commitment to the youth of our community.”

The North Brookfield Youth Center E.T.E.A.M. 2020 – Bee Observant Virtual Summer Program goes through August 13th and consists of a series of brain-based, movement-oriented and hands-on activities accommodating the needs of the different age groups, 1st-2nd Grade, 3rd-4th Grade and 5th-6th Grade.  All activities, including hikes, will be recorded and presented with a ZOOM format to provide an opportunity for interaction with the children and adults. Additionally, the program will have a Google Classroom component which will include opportunities to interact through journaling, videos, and pictures.  The NBYC Team, which includes some of the North Brookfield Public School teachers and staff from the East Quabbin Land Trust, will guide the program.

The following are just some of the activities and projects in the program with all supplies being provided free of charge. Projects will allow participants to create handmade items, grow gardens, go on hikes, take photos, make creative snacks and explore nature.

  • Garden Boxes
  • Pollinator Gardens and Yard Maps
  • Pollinator Houses
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Story Walks
  • BioBlitz
  • Creative Treats
  • And more

As a local and dependable bank established in 1854, North Brookfield Savings Bank’s relationship and commitment to the communities it serves runs deep. With two of the Bank’s Core Values focusing on the importance of supporting the communities and sharing kindness, it is truly no surprise that North Brookfield Savings Bank once again stepped forward to ensure the communities knew that the Bank they have counted on in the past was there to help, just as they always have been.

“We are so grateful to North Brookfield Savings Bank for their support of the North Brookfield Youth Center and so many other organizations with needs in North Brookfield. They are always there for us and have once again shown their support with their donation towards the chrome books for the North Brookfield Youth Center E.T.E.A.M. 2020 – Bee Observant Virtual Summer Program.  Due to the generosity of NBSB and the NBYC Board of Directors, I am excited to say that we will be able to provide chrome books to all of the participants in the program,” said Marty Toomey, Consultant to the North Brookfield Youth Center. “NBSB has been a strong advocate for our organization, and like us, believe what we do for the children in our community is vital.”

For more information about the North Brookfield Youth Center E.T.E.A.M. 2020 – Bee Observant Virtual Summer Program, please contact Angela Babineau, Executive Director of the NBYC at 508-523-8341.