Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

BGCOP Brings Home two National Awards!

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on August 25, 2015

BGCOP Brings Home two National Awards!

Our Club recently received national recognition in the form of two National Merit Awards for Program Excellence from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s 109th National Conference in Chicago. We were the only Club at the event to receive multiple awards, and BGCOP was named as one of the top three programs nationally.

 

national awards bgcop award-1National Merit Award for Education and Career Development

(From left to right) Dr. Damon Williams, BGCA;      

Poses with BGCOP’s Mariana Cazares, Erin Antrim, Richard Duarte and Omar Zapata

 

The Club received the National Merit Award for Education and Career Development for its youth empowerment program (YEP).

 

“We are extremely honored to have our programs recognized by the prestigious Merit Awards for Program Excellence,” said Erin Antrim, BGCOP CEO. “This is especially meaningful for our Club because with the addition of these two Merit Awards for Program Excellence, BGCOP has now received awards for every one of the programs we offer.”

national awards bgcop award-2National Merit Award for Sports, Fitness and Recreation    

(From left to right) Dr. Damon Williams, BGCA; stands with BGCOP’s Tom Barber,

Erin Antrim, Richard Duarte and Omar Zapata

 

The Club also received the National Merit Award for Sports, Fitness and Recreation for its sailing program.

 

Merit Awards for Program Excellence are sponsored by MetLife Foundation and presented annually for outstanding programs developed and implemented to lead youth to great futures at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Award recipients are selected from hundreds of entries submitted in the five core program areas for programs that demonstrate imagination, are fun and are linked to observable youth development outcome. Each honoree also receives a $2,500 award.

 

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