Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER OXNARD & PORT HUENEME WISH TO RECRUIT MENTORS INTO THEIR RAMP PROGRAMS

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on May 28, 2013

Press Release
Immediate Release
Contact; Tim Blaylock
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme
805-815-4959- EXT. 203
TBlaylock@bgcop.org
http://www.positiveplace4kids.org
May 28, 2013

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER OXNARD & PORT HUENEME WISH TO RECRUIT MENTORS INTO THEIR RAMP PROGRAMS

“RAMP”

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme is currently looking for volunteers for their RAMP program. This Aftercare Mentoring Program (RAMP) will pair up community mentors with youth housed in the juvenile justice facility, with hopes of building a solid relationship after the youth is released.

The Club is seeking volunteer mentors for their upcoming training sessions. The 20-hour training will take place during two consecutive weekends. Desirable candidates would have an interest in working with young offenders and a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of local youth. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older, able to make a one year commitment of at least two hours per week and complete a criminal background check. Mentors will work with youth inside the facility as well as in the community.

The program is made possible in partnership with Ventura County Probation Agency. “We are calling on all those in the community that have a strong commitment to youth to step up and help our most at risk teens from the most challenging backgrounds and circumstances become successful,productive and responsible adults.”These are young people who have lost their way but have great hope for the future, they just need a caring adult to help guide them down a new path to a better and brighter future,” said Tim Blaylock, chief professional officer of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme.

Service Clubs like the Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs are also encouraged to help identify additional mentors for this important program.

For information on how you can make a huge difference in this community and on training for either mentorship program, please contact Anya Tobin: 483-1118 ext 302 or atobin@bgcop.org.

About the Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme exists to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. With three full-service clubs, 13 school program sites and one housing site, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in California, serving 9,000 members annually. The group is also the first Boys & Girls Club of its kind to open a site inside a Juvenile JusticeCenter in the state of California. Program areas offered to youth include character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, technology and sports, fitness and recreation.

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