Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

BGCOP Recognizes YEP Participants at Success Ceremony

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on June 14, 2016


BGCOP Recognizes YEP Participants at Success Ceremony


Congratulations to the 95 Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) participants who successfully completed the program! They were recognized April 28 at a success ceremony. Joe I. Mendoza, Director of the Special Populations Educational Support Dept. spoke to more than 200 friends and family members at the special awards dinner, where YEP case managers recognized all their students and presented special awards to select participants.

Partner Awards and recognition were also given to the educational and employment partners that help make YEP successful by offering their time, space or services. These partners include Ventura Training Institute, Clinical Training Institute, Smart & Final Extra! and T.J. Maxx.


YEP offers young people in the Boys & Girls Clubs the necessary training and skills to excel in the workplace through three different programs:

  • For high school students, the Job Ready program focuses on career planning and leadership skills and is offered at Hueneme and Oxnard high schools.
  • The Job Ready Accelerated program assists youth aged 18-21 and already out of school with a diploma/GED, vocational training and employment.

YEP offers multiple services to students enrolled. In addition to a case manager who serves as a mentor and guide toward educational or employment goals, students also get paid work experience with local employers. The programs also include supportive services, which help youth obtain vocational training and clothing for interviews, and cover the cost of bus passes and exam fees.


More than 1,857 Club youth in the Oxnard and Port Hueneme areas have been a part of YEP since the program began in 2004.


Special award recipients:



Most Valuable Participant

Ramiro Campa



Most Dedicated

Antonio Vasquez

Kassandra Huerta


Most Improved   

Shannon Gray

Isabel Perez


Perfect Attendance

Paola Navarro

Adrian Calleja



Most Valuable Participant

Joanna Ramirez

Jessica Lara



Most Dedicated

Marissa Moreno

Jocelyn Sanchez

Jazmine Garcia-Espinoza




Most Resilient

Edgar Sandoval

Jerry Medina

Sandra Espinoza

Bryant Chackel



Congratulations to:


In school


Hannah Allison

Liliana Ambriz

Jesus Cacho

Adrian Calleja

Moises Callo

Ramiro Campa

Searra Cardenas

Sydney Dozier

Esteban Espinoza

Larry Garcia Espinoza

Shannon Gray

Hector Hernandez

Kassandra Huerta

Ahlexas Hughes

Alexes Juarez

Aminidad Lopez-Cruz

Sebastian Lule

Jennifer Marquez

Diego Mendoza

Paola Navarro

Joaquin Osuna

Isabel Perez

Maxine Robinette

Karen Rodriguez

Victoria Simental

Jason Toledo

Antonio Vasquez

Ivan Vera




Out of school


Moises Arreola

Monique Arroyo

Naseena Blevins

Jackelin Castro

Maria Fernandez

Maria Garcia

Diego Garcia

Yanet Gonzalez

Karen Gonzalez

Sergio Gonzalez


Bianca Hernandez

Jessica Lara

David Lopez

Angel Lopez

Mavi Medina

Jerry Medina

Gabriel  Medina

Adriana Nateras

Marilyn Rincon

Jocelyn Sanchez

Omar Zaragoza

Miguel Ayala

Alejandra Suarez

Miguel Lopez

Enrique Ayala

Christina Barajas

Thomas Doherty

Erika Dominguez

Ismael Gomez

Jassmine Larios

Destiny Lucio

Alliyah Miller

Marissa Moreno

Hope Orozco

Joanna Ramirez

Kaylene Rodriguez

Beatriz Rosete

Edgar Sandoval

Belinda Solis

John Workman

Jennifer  Zavala

Mario Bello

Naydine Bonilla

Bryant Chackel

Anthony Espinoza

Sandra Espinoza

Roberto Fernandez

Saul Garcia

Jazmine Garcia Espinoza

Darlene Gregory

Paloma Guzman

Claritza Juarez

Michael Landeros

Alberto Lemus

Erik Manriquez

Jose Motta Perez

Sergio Nunez

Lesly Ortiz

Jerome Penny

Alan Quintero

Denise  Rios

Madeline Robinette

Noland Roddy

Carmen Rodriguez

Nohemi Torres

Jarbis Vasquez




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