In March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the healthcare system in the United States, the nation’s blood supply was in high demand and quickly depleting. The American Red Cross and similar organizations began increasing their efforts to host blood drives and collect as many units of blood as possible. Recognizing [...]
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We know that strengthening the entire family unit increases the likelihood that kids will tap into the greatness within. We also know that when the entire community comes together, our collective impact can affect greater change and outcomes in the lives of those we serve. With these beliefs as our guiding principles, we [...]
After months of serving as the hub for all our virtual programs, we have re-launched in-person programs at our Boys & Girls Club of Irvine. Our after-school enrichment program provides a holistic approach to youth development through activities that include: STEM, arts, fitness and sports, academic reinforcement and tutoring, mentorship, robotics, and more! [...]
Recently, KRCA Channel 62 News came to our Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana / Joe MacPherson Center for Opportunity to film a story about our Club's valued partnership with the Santa Ana Unified School District. Since the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, our organizations have been working closely to [...]
By Matt Szabo | Staff Writer | Daily Pilot | January 14, 2021 The stock market takes skill, and Huntington Beach resident Dylan Jin-Ngo, 16, has been able to illustrate that through his Youth Investors Corp. Dylan started the nonprofit company in 2019 to try to educate local youth on stock trading. Last [...]
Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Orange County have remained at the forefront of meeting the needs of students and families in their communities since the onset of the pandemic. Through emergency childcare for essential workers, virtual programming to ensure a continuity of mentoring and support for Club members, and distribution of basic [...]
As we reflect on 2020, there’s no denying that it was 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 within them this year. Like many [...]
Since the health climate prevented us from hosting our 2020 BE GREAT Gala--our premier annual fundraising event--as a traditional, in-person celebration, we decided to host a unique Wine and Whiskey Experience in its place. The event was an exclusive and entertaining evening that included wine and whiskey tastings with sommeliers from our [...]
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 [...]