Service Club of Andover
As a guest speaker, I was impressed by the sense of community service, commitment to our youth and the camaraderie of the group. I joined right away.-Tony James – Former Andover School Committee Chairman
About The Service Club of Andover
We are a volunteer organization that seeks to make a difference in the lives of our youth and our friends with special needs. We run and fund programs in the Merrimack Valley and support organizations like The Professional Center for Child Development, Creative Living, the Andover High School Mentoring Program, the YMCA, and the Andover Youth Foundation. 100% of the funds we raise go directly to the supporting our programs. The need in the community is great and the Service Club of Andover fields a great team to truly "Make a Difference."
Making a Difference
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The Service Club of Andover will host their 20th annual Fundraising Gala and Dinner to be held October 24th at the Andover Country Club. Since its inception in 1993, the Service Club of Andover’s mission has been to “Make a Difference” in the lives our youth and our friends with special needs. The "Make A Difference" award will be given out during that event .
- Thousands of adults and children with special needs at the annual Special Field Games and other Club sponsored social events for adults with special needs, as well as support for outstanding organizations serving people with special needs including Creative Living and the Professional Center for Child Development
- Hundreds of children in the Andover High School Career Mentoring Program developed and run by the Service Club, as well as financial support for local youths attending the In Control Advanced Driver Training Skid School, ACE, YMCA camps, and public school programs designed to serve children with special needs, disadvantaged youth and the Andover Youth Foundation.
The 2015 games will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill Campus. This will be the 35th year for the games.
The 35th annual Special Field Games is a sporting event for people of all ages with special needs, co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Service Club of Andover. Dozens of guests have fun participating in many athletic events. Everyone has a great time and everyone is a winner. This year's games will be held on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill Campus located at 100 Elliot Street, Haverhill, MA. Northern Essex has generously hosted the Special Field Games for many years.
The Service Club of Andover has been supporting the EXCEL program at High Plain Elementary School for years. Last Thursday, Joanne Heim of the club attended the cooking club breakfast which is an integral part of the programming for the participants who are primarily developmentally disabled children.
The High School Mentoring program provides Andover High School students an opportunity to experience first-hand a specific profession. Each year the Service Club matches juniors at Andover High School with career mentors in fields that they select including sports journalism, investigative reporting, radio broadcasting, Internet, information technologies, medicine.