Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

“dd’s Discounts opening in Oxnard”

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on June 25, 2012

California-based dd’s Discounts will celebrate its grand opening at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at 2425 Saviers Road in Oxnard.

The discount store, a division of Ross Stores Inc., sells name-brand apparel, accessories, footwear and home goods.

As part of the grand opening, the store will donate $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. In addition, from Saturday through July 1, guests can enter for a chance to win dd’s Discounts gift cards.

Store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Call 240-2017 or go to ddsdiscounts.com for more information.

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“In Oxnard, kids treated to visit from high-profile pet”

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on June 22, 2012

Youths learned to keep their heads up through adversity from a local celebrity dog on Wednesday.

Landon, a 4-year-old sheltie, visited an Oxnard Boys & Girls Club to encourage 8- to 11-year-old audience members to follow their dreams. With the help of his owner and manager Connie Coleman, of Thousand Oaks, Landon helped present a motivational slide show about his life and demonstrated tricks for the kids.

The Boys & Girls Club organizers invited Landon to visit as part of the programming offered to promote positive reinforcement for the youths, according to Jaclyn Zaragoza, the Boys & Girls Club youth developer.

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Seabees renovate Boys & Girls Club in Hueneme

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on June 14, 2012

The gloomy main playroom of the Boys & Girls Club of America in Port Hueneme, with its dark red and black checkerboard floor, is now light, bright and cheery thanks to the work of local Seabees and supplies donated by civic leaders.

Over several days in May, Seabees from Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, installed a new tile floor and baseboard and recoated and repainted the walls to give the room a completely new look. They also retiled the kitchen area and a floor near a back entrance.

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Staffer earns full scholarship through youth club

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on June 14, 2012

Kara Brown traveled the world helping teenagers before she landed in Oxnard.

Although she misses the adventures from nearly a decade of traveling, she sees her work at the Boys & Girls Club on West Fifth Street as an extension of the advocacy she did in India, Kenya and Cambodia.

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“Oxnard youth invited to new and exciting summer camps”

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on June 14, 2012

OXNARD, Calif.— In order to better serve the community, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme have revamped their Summer Day Camp program to be more engaging, exciting, and positive for youth in the area. Youth will be invited to participate in age-specific programming during 10-weeks of themed camps. Themes include National Geographic, Weird Science, Adventure week, Around the World, Super Soakers, Back the Badge, and more! During each week, youth will engage in fun curriculum about the theme, participate in multiple fieldtrips, and interact with guest speakers that are sure to get them wanting more!

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