To keep with the mission of the Boys and Girls Club to provide caring mentors to help the children in our community develop essential personal and academic skills so they can succeed in life.


The goal of introducing a reading challenge is to provide additional support to help the Club for Covid-19 relief and further extend it’s impact to reach more children in Harrisburg.

We want to provide increased public awareness of the Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg in Harrisburg.  We are looking to enhance partnerships with aligned community organizations: Schools, libraries, service providers an more.

We are asking participants to get involved by simply using their cell phones to film themselves and/or colleagues reading a book.  We have many book suggestions located in our Resource Center below.

After filming is complete, simply upload the video to YouTube and copy the URL and send to the email of our Boys & Girls Club Communications Outreach Chair – Scott Pitts.


Before you begin, we encourage you to download our BGCHBG Storytime Read-A-Thon User Manual that will guide you through the video best practices process step-by-step.  We also encourage you to download and review our suggested Diverse Reading List and Must Read list for African-American Children.

  • Filming with your cell phone Best Practices

  • Getting Started

  • Creating a Gmail Account

  • Uploading Cell Phone Videos to YouTube

If you have any technical issues and need assistance, please call Scott Pitts directly at 1 (717) 649-1176



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