Nov. 20, 2017
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QUEENS, N.Y. – The St. John’s volleyball team visited Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens last Wednesday afternoon and helped children with homework and taught them the skills of volleyball as part of their service day.
“In following my volleyball program’s commitment to our Vincentian mission of compassion and service to others, one of the highlights and significant days of the season was last Wednesday when Fr. Richard Rock organized the service day at the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens,” said Head Coach Joanne Persico.
The Red Storm players and coaching staff arrived at the after school program in Queens and assisted the children with their homework and provided a safe, active and positive work environment.
After finishing up the homework, the Johnnies took the court along with the children to show them the basic skills of volleyball. The student-athletes played a friendly game of volleyball and taught them the different facets of the game.
“Anytime we as Vincentian ambassadors can devote our time to helping and encouraging others who are less fortunate, we are doing Christ’s work and he is smiling down on us,” said Persico.
Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens is the largest after-school program in Western Queens and cares for nearly 200 children from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The members help the children by mentoring with their work and provide positive support during the educational programs.
The Variety Boys & Girls Club provides a broad range of youth programs in five core areas, personal & educational development, citizenship & leadership development, cultural enrichment, health & physical education and social recreation, while giving the children a constructive alternative to the streets.