Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Kids are chefs at youth program

Posted in Clubhouses, Harriet H. Samuelsson by BGCOP Staff on January 24, 2011

The 17 children at the Boys & Girls Club crowded around as Tami Chrans explained what ingredients they would be using to make an easy, nutritious apple coleslaw, and what foods are healthiest to eat.

Chrans is a registered dietitian and nutrition educator for FOOD Share. The presentation at the Harriet Samuelsson Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme was part of the food bank’s new Kids’ Farmers’ Market.

“The program links nutrition education with actual engagement of students in the recipes,” said Fran McNeill — chief program officer for FOOD Share, Ventura County’s regional food bank.

The program is based on a similar program in Santa Barbara, McNeill said. “We are educating the children about the importance of healthy eating. We talk a lot about produce that is available and what the benefits are.”

Chrans held up a head of cabbage, explaining what it was and how it was going to be used in the recipe. With only a few exceptions, the children said they understood that vegetables and fruits were important parts of their diet. However, only 10 of the 17 reported having eaten vegetables the day before and 15 reported having eaten fruit.

The children worked around tables where they learned to measure shredded cabbage, raisins and lemon yogurt and cut apples for their salad. Arely Porras, 7, said she enjoys cooking.

“I cook by myself all kinds of thing, like quesadillas, sopas and lots of things,” she said.

Ashley Orin, 8, who was the first to answer most of the questions about nutrition, said she enjoys helping in the kitchen. “I help my mom make steak, and I really like to make eggs,” she said.

Yolanda Alvarez, who is also a nutrition educator for FOOD Share, has been coordinating the curriculum for the program, which includes going to a farmers market, where the children are allowed to fill a bag with produce to take home to their parents.

Alvarez said she incorporates simple recipes that use only a few easy-to-get ingredients. “Every week we will be here with a new nutrition lesson and a new recipe. They always take home the recipe, and we hope that they will make the recipe at home with the food they get at the farmers markets,” Alvarez said.

The farmers market program is being conducted weekly at all three of the Oxnard Boys & Girls Clubs.

Maria Moynihan, who is on the staff of the Harriet Samuelsson facility, said the classes are a great addition to the center’s programs.

The children come to the center after school from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Moynihan said they all are required to do their homework before getting snacks and taking part in activities.

“A lot of these kids have brothers and sisters here, and they can share what they’ve learned and make (the dish) at home,” Moynihan said.

McNeill said the kids’ farmers market is part of FOOD Share’s emphasis on providing food for the hungry and helping people make good nutritional choices.

“We are addressing the need to educate children and families on how to shop and how to prepare food on a limited budget. We’re doing other programs, too, including food stamp outreach to help people in purchasing nutritious foods,” McNeill said.

“Convenience foods are so easy, and sometimes they’re cheaper than fresh produce. That’s why we do produce outreach to the community,” McNeill said. “We are offering education at a child’s level to encourage the children, who can then educate the family that unfortunately some foods can contribute to obesity.”

McNeill said FOOD Share has a number of other efforts aimed at educating the community. “Our long-term goals include promoting gardening programs,” she said. “There’s a myth that kids won’t eat healthy food. But introducing them and engaging them in a way that is exciting and fun is a great example of how that doesn’t have to be true.”

Eight-year-old Ashley Orin beamed as she balanced her bag filled with cabbage, oranges, apples, bananas and onions. “My mom’s going to be happy to be cooking with this,” she said.

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BE CREATIVE: Youths Win Regional Club Tech Digital Arts Festivals in ClayTech: Boys & Girls Club Members to Compete for National Title and Prizes

Posted in Clubhouses, Martin V. Smith, Press Releases, Videos by megganmccarthy on July 1, 2010

OXNARD, CA 07/01/2010 – For the 8th Annual Club Tech Digital Arts Festivals, Boys & Girls Club members across the country were encouraged to follow in the footsteps of notable Boys & Girls Club alumni such as Denzel Washington, Mario Lopez and Usher, and BE Creative in depicting the greatness within their Club. Anthony Herrera, 12, Johnathan Garibay, 12 and Marquis Sedeno, 11, were encouraged to engage in unique forms of artistic expression to create a digital piece of art in the ClayTech category. Their entry, entitled Be Creative: Alien Football, not only creatively captured this theme, but it brought home the top honor for the Pacific Region in the 10 through 12 age group. Now on behalf of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, Herrera, Garibay and Sedeno will vie for the national title and an expenses-paid trip to Atlanta to learn about real world application of the skills learned through the program or a $500 reward to the Club to honor their great efforts and accomplishments.

The Digital Arts Festivals are a dynamic component of the national Club Tech program, a partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of America, founding sponsor Microsoft and Comcast with the goal to provide youth with the skills needed to thrive in a technology-driven world.

In contests held locally, regionally and nationally, the Digital Arts Festivals celebrate the creativity and technical abilities of area Boys & Girls Club members. Members are encouraged to combine these elements to generate a digital masterpiece in one of four categories—photo illustration, music production, filmmaking and graphic design. Members created artwork that reflected this year’s theme “BE CREATIVE.” From magazine ads and bumper stickers or billboards, to clay animations or PSAs and digital music, the artwork was judged based on age, artistic merit and demonstrated technological skills of the members.

Herrera (Director and Producer), Garibay (Set Designer and Editor ) and Sedeno (Creative Writer) have been members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme for over three years now and started their project in September of 2009. The inspiration for the Claymation production about football came from the members who love to play and watch sports and spent six months on this 60-second short film. The team designed storyboards, molded their characters, built the set from cardboard, tissue paper and paint, photographed the storyline and finally edited their masterpiece. The Club was proud of the team’s accomplishment.

“Technology know-how is almost always expected in the world today. Thus, it is important that we help spark the imagination, and help our youth discover potential career paths so that they will be
well-prepared for the future. The Club Tech Digital Arts Festival does just that. It helps develop members’ creativity and allows them to play with the limitless possibilities of their imagination,” said Karen McDonald, vice president, Program & Youth Development Services at Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “The experience gained from this event will help carry our young people through grade school into college and into the career world.”

Through Club Tech, members are introduced to the world of clay animation, robotics, game design, digital movie making, photo illustration, graphic design, music production and Web design. Youth follow an interactive, age-appropriate curriculum and complete various projects throughout the year.

National teen winners receive an expenses-paid summer trip that includes sightseeing and job-shadowing experiences. In years past, winners have visited the headquarters of Microsoft in Seattle, Best Buy in Minneapolis and Boys & Girls Clubs of America in Atlanta to get a behind-the-scenes peek at potential careers.

This year, teens (ages 13-18) will venture to Atlanta for four days and four nights of fun-filled educational and career exploration experiences. Winners in the youth division (ages 6-12) will receive $500 per category to the Club to hold an event or day trip to honor their national winners.

The Festivals are just one way that Boys & Girls Clubs of America, founding sponsor Microsoft and Comcast hope to technologically enable more than 4.2 million youth served by some 4,000 Clubs nationwide and abroad through Club membership and community outreach. Club Tech also provides software, develops and delivers curricula, and provides program management and computer training for staff and youth. The sponsorship allows Clubs to integrate technology into every aspect of the organizations’ fabric, from overall management to core programs.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Club Tech Program
Club Tech was created by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org) and Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) in 2000 to technologically enable Clubs worldwide, transforming Clubs from “swim and gym” to “point and click.” Partnering with long-time supporter Comcast (www.comcast.com) and Microsoft, BGCA provides technology program access to some 4.2 million youth served through Club membership and community outreach at some 4,000 Clubs. By leveling the virtual playing field, kids of all ages and circumstances now have access to the same resources and skills to help them discover their world, expand creativity, perform better in school, and eventually take their technology know-how into the workplace.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme
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 7,200 members annually. The group is also the first Boys & Girls Club of its kind to open a site inside a Juvenile Justice Center 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. For more information, visit http://www.positiveplace4kids.org.

Boys & Girls Club Recognized Nationally for Putting Music into the Lives of Youth

Posted in After School Sites, Arts, Clubhouses, Martin V. Smith, Press Releases, Programs, Uncategorized by megganmccarthy on May 27, 2010

Erin Antrim, Director of Program Services and Tim Blaylock, Chief Professional Officer of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme receive the prestigious Merit Award for Program Excellence in the Arts from April Hawkins, Program Director, MetLife Foundation.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Receives National Merit Award from Boys & Girls Clubs of America

On Friday, May 14, 2010 the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme received Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s prestigious Merit Award for Program Excellence in the Arts for its Peace Thru Music and Voices of Hope Choir program. The award was presented at a recent ceremony held during Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 104th National Conference in New York, N.Y. Merit Awards for Program Excellence, which are sponsored by MetLife Foundation, are presented for outstanding programs developed and implemented in Boys & Girls Clubs across the country and come with a $2,000 cash award. Each year, hundreds of entries are submitted in the five core program areas: character and leadership development; education and career development; health and life skills; the arts; and sports, fitness and recreation.
Peace Thru Music is part of a variety of arts programs available to youth in the Oxnard and Port Hueneme communities. The program has been awarded grants totaling $17,500 for purchase and repair of instruments over the past two years by the Academy of Country Music’s philanthropy, ACM Lifting Lives®. ACM Lifting Lives is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music, with grants funding programs that promote education and healing through the power of music. “Throughout the country, we’re funding programs that provide stipends for new music teachers, instruments for students and men and women in the armed forces, and music therapy in after-school programs and in health care facilities. Through these programs, we’re helping improve lives through music with a broad and diverse reach,” said Erin Spahn, Director of ACM Lifting Lives.
Additionally, the Clubs’ Voices of Hope Choir and Orchestra – a partnership with the Rio School District, gives opportunity to after school program students to take part in the choir program on-campus. “We are thrilled to receive national recognition for Peace Thru Music and the Voices of Hope Choir and Orchestra. We look forward to partnering with ACM Lifting Lives to provide innovative programming to our local youth” said Tim Blaylock, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. “I am truly humbled by this award and look forward to continuing to change lives through music,” noted Tony Barnes, director of the Peace Thru Music program. The cost for parents to send their child to a Club in Oxnard or Port Hueneme is just $15 per year, and no child is turned away due to economic hardship –scholarships are available for any child whose family cannot afford the annual fee.
For more than 55 years, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Clubs have provided programming to local youth with an emphasis on five core Club program areas: Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness & Recreation. Activities in these five core areas support Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s overarching goal to help each child reach their full potential and BE GREAT by securing academic success, living a healthy lifestyle and distinguishing themselves as young leaders.

The program allows for open enrollment and is free to all Club members. In addition to students, the Club is seeking volunteers and donations of musical instruments and music books. If you, a friend or loved one have an instrument which is no longer being utilized and would like to find a home for it, please consider donating it to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. Contact Linda le Brock, llebrock@bgcop.org or 805-815-4959 x 205. For those interested in volunteering, please contact Tiffany Lopez, tlopez@bgcop.org or 483-1118.

To learn more about the Peace Thru Music Program or about the Clubs, please contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme at 815-4999 or visit http://www.peacethrumusic.org. The Club welcomes anyone interested to visit the Martin V. Smith Youth Center and see first-hand the impact being made on today’s youth.

About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Live® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Each year, ACM Lifting Lives provides grants to music therapy and music education programs. Other giving includes serving members of the country music community who face unexpected medical or financial hardship through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund and partnering with artists to improve lives through music. For more information, please visit http://www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

Boys & Girls Club Puts Music into the Lives of Youth

Posted in Arts, Martin V. Smith, Press Releases, Uncategorized by megganmccarthy on April 28, 2010

Boys & Girls Club member, Jimi Zendejas


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s Peace Thru Music program provides free music lessons year-round at various sites

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s Peace Thru Music program announces open enrollment for local youth to participate in this free program for Boys & Girls Club members. The Peace Thru Music program is dedicated to enriching the lives of children by providing access to music education, music appreciation and musical instruments. In addition to students, the Club is seeking volunteers and donations of musical instruments and music books.
Peace Thru music is part of a variety of Arts programs available to youth in the Oxnard and Port Hueneme communities. Additionally, the Clubs’ Voices of Hope Choir – a partnership with the Rio School District, gives opportunity to after school program students to take part in the choir program on-campus. “The Boys & Girls Clubs offer a positive place for kids whose parents are seeking an economical, safe and enriching environment for their children, and this program is yet another opportunity provided to youth while their parents are hard at work. We are providing youth who wouldn’t otherwise have access the opportunity for music education, lessons or use of instruments,” said Tim Blaylock, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. “We are putting music and instruments in the hearts and hands of children. The program is truly changing lives,” noted Tony Barnes, director of the Peace Thru Music program. The cost for parents to send their child to a Club in Oxnard or Port Hueneme is just $15 per year, and no child is turned away due to economic hardship –scholarships are available for any child whose family cannot afford the annual fee.
For more than 55 years, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Clubs have provided programming to local youth with an emphasis on five core Club program areas: Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness & Recreation. Activities in these five core areas support Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s overarching goal to help each child reach their full potential and BE GREAT by securing academic success, living a healthy lifestyle and distinguishing themselves as young leaders.

Music education helps children in the following ways:
• Improves early cognitive development
• Develops creativity
• Inspires imagination
• Develops motor skills, coordination levels, and spatial reasoning skills
• Enhances social skills
• Builds self-esteem and self-discipline
• Improves mathematical skills, science, and language arts
• Teaches children to work in a group setting and develop problem-solving skills
• Reduces the anti-social behavior of at-risk children and improves school attendance
• Improves attention levels in special needs children

If you, a friend or loved one have an instrument which is no longer being utilized and would like to find a home for it, please consider donating it to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. Contact Linda le Brock, llebrock@bgcop.org or 805-815-4959 x 205. For those interested in volunteering, please contact Tiffany Lopez, tlopez@bgcop.org or 805-815-4959 x 207.

To learn more about the Peace Thru Music Program or about the Clubs, please contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme at 815-4999 or visit http://www.peacethrumusic.org. The Club welcomes anyone interested to visit the Martin V. Smith Youth Center and see first-hand the impact being made on today’s youth.

Battle of the Bands Duke It Out

Posted in Clubhouses, Martin V. Smith, Press Releases by BGCOP Staff on December 14, 2009

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s Peace Thru Music Program in conjunction with Q104.7 announced they will be hosting the Second Annual Battle of the Bands Talent Show on Friday, December 11 at 6:00pm at the Martin V. Smith Clubhouse on Fifth Street in Oxnard. The Peace Thru Music project, led by Tony Barnes gives at-risk youth the opportunity to participate in music instruction and appreciation courses at the club at no charge.

At least twelve bands will be competing in the Battle of the Bands contest and all teens are welcome to attend the event. Participating bands include Negative Zero, the The Gritty’s and Patriots in the punk/rock or hard rock category, while pop and rock performers include Annabel Lee, Counting Planes, Disciples of Mercury, In Reverie, Saturday Giant, Shadows of Aries, Topanga. Hip hop/rap artists include Adrenaline, Luis Barrios, Oscar Fernandez and Premium Entertainment.

Nick St. Nicholas, Barbara Kane of The Tubes and co-author of the book “I, Dolls,” Danny Seraphine, original member of Chicago and current member of CTA, Sara Morgan from the Guitar Center of Oxnard plus a special guest judge from Q104.7 have all generously offered to volunteer their time to participate as judges for the Battle of the Bands competition. Nick St. Nicholas, bass player for Steppenwolf and the World Classic Rockers and Guitar Center of Oxnard have also donated an autographed bass to be raffled off at the event will help raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Peace Thru Music program.

“We are so thrilled to have celebrity guest judges Nick St. Nicholas and Barbara Kane participate in this capacity with the Battle of the Bands event. We appreciate their commitment to help us create Peace Thru Music,” said Barnes. “Santiago Romero and the rest of the team from Q104.7 have also been instrumental in publicizing our events and are dedicated to helping the youth of Oxnard and Port Hueneme. We appreciate their efforts to help us provide a Positive Place for Kids,” stated Uriah Glynn, Teen Director at the Martin V. Smith Youth Center.

The Teen Center provides a fun, safe environment for all teens to learn and grow, by providing positive mentors and educational and recreational opportunities for all. The center is open from 3:00pm to 8:00pm Monday through Friday. Please contact Uriah Glynn at 805-815-4959 x215 for more information.

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 7,200 members annually. The group is also the first Boys & Girls Club of its kind to open a site at the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Center. 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.

400 LOCAL YOUTH TO BE CELEBRATED AT PUBLIC CEREMONY FOR PARTICIPATION IN SUMMER JOB PROGRAM

Posted in Events, General Information, Martin V. Smith, Press Releases, Uncategorized by megganmccarthy on September 30, 2009

Regional partnership helped youth overcome barriers to employment

WHEN: Wednesday, September 30

5:30-7:30p.m.

WHERE: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Martin V. Smith Youth Center

1900 West 5th Street, Oxnard

WHAT: More than 400 youth ages 14 to 24 spent their summer learning how to find and keep a summer job, despite barriers such as being a foster youth, a teen parent, incarcerated or having a disability. Now the Boys & Girls Club will salute them.

The Summer Jobs for Youth Program is a partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, the Ventura County Office of Education and Oxnard City Corps. The youth participated in an eight-hour training course to learn work readiness, teamwork and leadership skills. They were then matched to a work site to learn workplace skills and habits, while earning money for the summer.

CONTACT: Mayra Rincon

(805) 483-1118, ext. 306

The Summer Jobs for Youth Program operates along with policies set by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the County of Ventura Workforce Administration. The program was put in place to motivate and give local youth an opportunity to work and achieve an employment goal, working together for the benefit of the community.

Kaiser Permanente and Community Memorial Hospital Presents the Fourth Annual Boys & Girls Club’s “Day for Kids”

Posted in Clubhouses, Events, Martin V. Smith, Press Releases, Uncategorized by megganmccarthy on September 2, 2009

Families are Invited to Spend Time Together at the National Celebration

Kaiser Permanente & Community Memorial Hospital announce the fourth annual Boys & Girls Club’s “Day for Kids,” Sept. 12 in Oxnard. The mission of the club’s “Day for Kids” is to build stronger relationships between positive adults and kids by educating them on the importance of spending meaningful time together. The special annual event engages adults, families and youth via local community celebrations, special promotions, public awareness campaigns, educational resources and other opportunities to encourage positive, sustaining relationships. Boys & Girls Clubs of America envisions a nationally-recognized day for young people that will create an extraordinary platform for youth, and establish a lasting tradition to reinforce the need of all children for a positive and caring adult in their lives. To that end, they have deemed the second Saturday of September the official “Day for Kids.” The event is set for 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Martin V. Smith Youth Center, 1900 West 5th Street, Oxnard.
Thanks to our generous sponsors including Oxnard Children’s Dental, Jersey Mike’s, and Dr. Lee, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s “Day for Kids” celebration is a great fun-filled, no-cost way for families and children to spend quality time together. The event will feature Sprinkles the Clown, a petting zoo, reptile and bird shows, arts & crafts, jumpers, a dunk tank, outdoor activities including jousting and sumo wrestling, entertainment, games and free face painting.

Live entertainment will be going on all day. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme “Day for Kids” public is invited to enjoy music from local musical acts, including a special surprise performance by a local celebrity singer. Live entertainment acts include: Topanga, Travis and Amanda Marsh, and Astral Aliens. Information about agencies in the community that provide services to local families will be available during the day. For information, please contact Tiffany Lopez at (805) 815-4959 ext 207
Kaiser Permanente is America’s leading integrated health plan. Founded in 1945, the program is headquartered in Oakland, Calif. Kaiser Permanente serves 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Today it encompasses Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries, and the Permanente Medical Groups. Nationwide, Kaiser Permanente includes approximately 164,000 technical, administrative and clerical employees and caregivers, and 14,000 physicians representing all specialties. The organization’s Labor Management Partnership is the largest health care partnership in the United States. It governs how more than 130,000 workers, managers, physicians and dentists work together to make Kaiser Permanente the best place to receive care, and the best place to work.
What originated in 1901 as a single hospital serving its neighbors, Community Memorial Hospital has today grown into an expansive healthcare system that touches the lives of individuals throughout Ventura County, California and beyond. Community Memorial Health System, established in 2005 when Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura merged with Ojai Valley Community Hospital, is comprised of these two hospitals along with nine family-practice health centers serving various communities within Ventura County.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme (http://www.positiveplace4kids.org) comprises 18 neighborhood-based facilities serving 7,200 youth annually through Club membership and community outreach. Known as “The Positive Place for Kids,” the Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach.

Day for Kids 2009 Stage Schedule

11:30am-12:15pm

Luzonica Bird Presentation

12:15-1:00 pm

Alma de Mexico

1:00-1:30 pm

Dignitary Presentation

1:30-2:00 pm
Topanga

2:00-2:30 pm

Amanda & Travis Marsh

2:30-3:15 pm

Astral Aliens

3:15-4:00pm
*Special Celebrity Guest*

Welcome to the new positiveplace4kids.org!

Welcome to the new positiveplace4kids.org!  We have redesigned the site from the ground up to create a better experience for our members of the club, parents of the club, community members and visitors near and far!  Please browse around the website to look at all of the new things we have added!