This Thanksgiving season, our blessings were bountiful. Every year, our Boys & Girls Club hosts the annual Thanksgiving at the Club event where approximately 700 individuals enjoy a fully-cooked, family-style Thanksgiving dinner. This year, our Club continued the tradition but with safety as our highest priority. Thanksgiving Dinner at the Club this year [...]
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As we enter the holiday season and reflect on 2021, we can’t help but be thankful for the support our Club received this year. Even with the uncertainties of where the health crisis would be, YOU stepped up to the plate and continued to support the youth and communities we serve. Last year, [...]
Our BE GREAT Gala has come and gone, and even though it was just a few weeks ago we celebrated our mission and the thousands of youth we serve, we can’t help but be grateful for all the support received during our premier annual fundraising event. During this year’s event, our DreamMaker, Dr. [...]
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast has been awarded $1.5 million from the Pacific Life Foundation in support of the Club’s College Bound program to prepare youth in Orange County for success after high school graduation. The grant will give more students access to the year-round program that provides daily academic [...]
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast Chief Executive Officer, Robert Santana, has been awarded the prestigious Boys & Girls Clubs of America Blue Spirit Award and was honored as the Pacific Regional CEO of the year! This award is the highest honor presented by Jim Clark, President of Boys & Girls [...]
By FOX 11 News | September 23, 2021 Cecy Rivera, 16, explains her journey as she navigates through the college admissions process and how the Boys and Girls Club has played a pivotal role. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ College Bound is a college and career readiness program that works to ensure high school students graduate on [...]
Many of our members are going back to school in-person after more than a full year of remote learning. And as we look forward to this next school year, we realize the battle we are facing with the impact the COVID-19 crisis had on our community. Our Club has identified the academic achievement [...]
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 [...]
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! [...]