Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER OXNARD AND PORT HUENEME OFFERS FREE MEMBERSHIP TO MILITARY CHILDREN

Posted in Uncategorized by megganmccarthy on July 10, 2009

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has joined forces with each branch of the military to offer children of reserve, guard and active duty families free membership to their local Clubs.

MISSION: Youth Outreach will allow the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme (BGCOP) to show its support to military families by expanding the reach of its after school and summer programs that focus on personal development, the arts, education, recreation and health.

By calling (800) 854-CLUB or going online to www.bgca.org, military parents can find a Club in their area that is ready to assist in the membership process and give children access to a safe, fun and positive place.

“Times of national crisis can dramatically disrupt a military family’s life,” says BGCA’s Director of Military Services and former Navy Lieutenant Tom Scheer. “That’s why it’s especially important that these young people be part of the organization that fosters a sense of belonging and understands their needs.”

BGCA currently provides supervised programming by trained youth development professionals to on-base Clubs around the world. MISSION: Youth Outreach will help increase the range of support to the over 3,700 off-base Boys & Girls Clubs.

“We have similar values and principles, so a partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps was a natural fit for our organization,” said Tim Blaylock, chief professional officer for BGCOP. “This is just our way of giving something back in return for all that the military gives to America.”

For more information about MISSION: Youth Outreach or to find out how to enroll your child in a program, please call BGCOP 805-815-4999.

http://www.positiveplace4kids.org

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