For nearly 70 years, the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year program has honored and celebrated the nation’s most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys. Stories of outstanding leadership, service, academic excellence, and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle have made Youth of the Year America’s premier leadership and recognition [...]
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WHAT IS COLLEGE BOUND? College Bound is a year-round college and career readiness program that provides individualized academic advising, mentoring, and resources to high school students to ensure they graduate high school with a customized post-secondary plan. The program is open to all high school students and offers a holistic approach to [...]
First and foremost, on behalf of our organization, I hope you and your family are well and safe during these challenging times. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the current health crisis. During this unprecedented and ever-changing global challenge, we remain committed to our mission. Our highest priorities and [...]
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast recently launched a partnership with Hope Center for the Arts (HOPE) – a nonprofit organization offering a multi-faceted visual and performing arts therapy program to adults ages 22 and up with developmental and intellectual disabilities. For more than 40 years, Hope Center for the [...]
When we introduced our Club’s Impact Model nearly a decade ago, it was a completely new way of serving youth in our afterschool program. Instead of the random assortment of activities we had been offering, we began separating our Club members into groups by grade level and providing them with a holistic set [...]
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast, our core value is to pursue greatness in everything we do for the kids, families, and communities we serve. We certainly lived up to that in 2019 – and with 2020 in full swing, we’re excited to build on our most recent successes. [...]
There is no silver bullet to success. It takes an army of people, a safe environment, high-quality programs, and unique experiences to level the playing field for all kids, regardless of their backgrounds and zip codes. Throughout the country, Boys & Girls Clubs don't just do one thing, we do whatever it [...]
By FOX 11 News | December 23, 2019 The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast just opened their new Teen Culinary Center at their Costa Mesa facility. The space will be inaugurated by teaching future teen chefs how to prepare and serve their own healthy holiday dinners to their friends and [...]
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast, we believe volunteers are the heart and soul of every community, and it is this spirit of giving that inspires action. We also believe that when we partner with like-minded organizations and individuals, our collective impact enables us to do much more for [...]