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Boys & Girls Club member profile
New Haven third grader Joseph Santos is a Manteca Boys & Girls Club member who lists bumper pool as his favorite club activity. - photo by HIME ROMERO
Member profile

Name: Joseph Santos, age 9
3rd Grade, New Haven School

Favorite club activity: Bumper Poll, because you never know what might happen.

Favorite thing about school: English, because I can learn more and raises my vocabulary skill.

Favorite TV show: Sweet Life on Deck because is funny.

Favorite person in the world: My Mom, because I wouldn’t have a life.

Goal in life: Football player, because you get a lot of touchdowns.

Members of the week
Jr. games room:
Boy: Raymond Bowman
Girl: Angelina Martinez

Boy: Alan Alameda
Girl: Shalema Nishas

Teen room:
Boy: Maurico Roberts
Girl: Jessica Miller

Boy: Zachery Alameda
Girl: Nikka Perez
Club offers a lot for $24 membership

Where can you get a year’s worth of karate lessons, play in flag football and basketball leagues, have a safe place to hang after school until as late as 8 p.m. with friends, play and do your homework for just $24 a year?

The Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club is where you can get all that and more for just $24 a year.

The price does reflect the first increase in almost 16 years doubling from the previous $12 per kid. The $24 fee also includes a Boys & Girls Club T-shirt. There is a break for families that have more than two children that would cost $48. After that, each additional child is $12 a year.

It costs just over $350 a year to provide services per club member. There are nearly 1,500 members between two sites.

School year hours are 3 to 8 p.m. at the main site at 545 W. Alameda St. and 3 to 7 p.m. at the Lathrop School site. On school year holidays, the hours are 10 6 p.m.

The club offers homework assistance, computers for doing school work, and various character-building programs. It also offers a variety of recreation games, sports leagues, arts classes, or simply a safe place to spend time with friends.

For more information, call the club at 239-KIDS.