Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Community can support youth development through Boys & Girls Club’s It Just Takes One Campaign

Posted in Uncategorized by megganmccarthy on March 16, 2010

Honorary "It Just Takes One" Campaign Chairs Mayors Tom Holden and Norm Griffaw with Boys & Girls Club Members

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme have higher high school graduation rates and lower teen pregnancy and crime rates than other area youth. This equates to a 400 percent return on investment in club programs. The local Boys & Girls Club is encouraging individuals to invest in this local organization as it kicks off its annual It Just Takes One Campaign.

“It just takes one person to make an incredible difference in the life of a child,” said Tim Blaylock, chief professional officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. “Every community member can be the difference that helps one child grow up to not just survive, but to be great. Through gifts large and small, we can ensure our community has a sound future by developing young people who have strong ethics and character to resist today’s peer pressures and embrace tomorrow’s leadership roles.”

The annual campaign raises funds to bridge the gap between membership fees and program costs. While members pay $15 per year, the club pays $500 per year in program expenses for each child in club programs.

To make a donation to the campaign, visit http://www.positiveplace4kids.org/getinvolved/donate.htm.

This year’s honorary campaign chairs are Oxnard Mayor Tom Holden and Port Hueneme Mayor Norm Griffaw. The campaign will culminate with the annual It Just Takes One Breakfast on April 22, featuring heralded teacher and “Freedom Writers” author Erin Gruwell. For breakfast sponsorship opportunities, contact Linda le Brock at (805) 815-4959 x205 or llebrock@bgcop.org.

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