August 29, 2023

Meet the Member: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem

by Arielle Kaplan

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Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem

In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.

Our mission is to unite our community in an effort to inspire our youth and create better futures!


Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.

I am an artist and look at life that way. I believe in the mission of our Boys & Girls Club and use my artistic expression to raise money for our club.


What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)

We inspire children. What better way than igniting imagination in our community.


What was the last book you read OR What was the last video you watched that made an impact on you?

Ted Lasso


What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you or your business?

That all of our kids live on the poverty line right here in Salem but 99% of our club kids are graduating high school.

What is Creative Collective?

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Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem

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Welcome to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, where we are dedicated to fostering the growth and development of our community’s youth. Our mission is clear: to provide a safe, supportive, and inspiring environment for children and teenagers throughout Salem and the surrounding North Shore area. We focus on holistic youth development, encompassing academic success, character building, civic