Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Your Vote Could Mean $25,000 to the Club

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on April 15, 2013

When you’re on Facebook, please vote for BGCOP! We’re competing to be one of the top 40 causes (out of 200) to win a $25,000 grant from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist™ through a Facebook voting campaign from April 4 – 22. Facebook members can vote on Facebook at https://www.state-assist.com/cause/5847/great-futures-for-kids. You can vote up to 10 times a day during the voting period.

The top 40 vote-getting organizations will be announced April 29 on Facebook.

The grant would support the Club’s Be Great: Graduate program. It’s a comprehensive, targeted dropout prevention intervention program designed to enhance youths’ engagement with learning by pairing them with staff and volunteer mentors who are trained to use strength-based strategies and problem-solving techniques.

“We would love to be among the top 40 causes honored by State Farm Neighborhood Assist and encourage people to vote for us when they’re on Facebook,” said Tim Blaylock, BGCOP Chief Professional Officer.
To be eligible for the contest, causes needed to be focused on safety, education or community development to better their community. A total of 3,000 community causes were submitted to the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, which chose 200 worthy causes to move forward to Facebook voting. The advisory board is comprised of 30 students, ages 17-20, from across the United States and Canada who serve two-year terms.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist empowers people to identify problems in their community, connects them with local nonprofits that can help solve the problem and provides an opportunity for communities to receive funding to make a positive impact in their neighborhood.

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