As we enter the holiday season and reflect on 2020, there’s no denying that this has been a uniquely challenging year. When we reopened our newly redeveloped Clubs at the end of 2019, none of us could have imagined the way we would be using those Clubs and all the new technology [...]
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At Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast, we’re big fans of “learning disguised as fun.” That is, offering activities that kids actually enjoy but that also help them develop new skills and reinforce emerging competencies. Having fun while learning also helps students retain information better because the process is enjoyable [...]
*Photo from a past volunteer event before COVID-19. “Never underestimate the valuable and important difference you make in every life you touch. For the impact you make today has a powerful rippling effect on every tomorrow.” Anonymous While the original source of that quote is unknown, it could certainly be attributed to [...]
Meet Bella. This year, Bella is scheduled to begin third grade at Santiago Elementary School in Santa Ana on August 10. She heard from her neighbor that third grade is challenging, and she’s a little nervous after COVID-19 disrupted her second grade year. But Bella is ready. As a Club member for [...]
The 2020 Leadership Breakfast was certainly a different format. This annual gathering of supporters usually begins with guests greeting each other with hugs, handshakes, and high-fives on a beautiful June morning, the scent of coffee, fruit, and frittatas in the air, and the anticipation of hearing Robert’s renewed vision for our Club’s [...]
We have always believed that when the entire community comes together, our collective impact can affect greater change and outcomes in the lives of those we serve. As such, we are privileged to work with individuals, corporations, community groups, and volunteers to build strategic partnerships that make a lasting impact and help [...]
Our College Bound program provides high school students with college and career readiness services through individualized academic advising, mentoring, and resources to ensure they graduate high school with a customized post-secondary plan. But what happens when the student’s plan doesn’t go quite as expected? Anayeli, who has always been responsible, independent, resilient, [...]
We believe that when the entire community comes together, our collective impact can affect greater change and outcomes in the lives of those we serve. loanDepot believes that too. The company has been a strong supporter of our Club for the past two years and has increased the level of support in [...]
Our entire organization is saddened and outraged about the tragic death of George Floyd and too many others, as well as the actions outside of those voicing their guaranteed right of peaceful protest. We unequivocally stand against racism and discrimination in all forms. As a Boys & Girls Club, we have a [...]
Each year at this time, under normal circumstances, we invite a panel of partners and supporters to conduct in-person interviews with our College Bound members to determine the amount of scholarship each of these deserving students will receive from our Club. This year, considering the current health climate, we had to do [...]