Oceanside, CA (February 2020) - Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has received a $10,000 grant from the Girard Foundation to purchase computers and other technological equipment needed to support youth who are attending class virtually at our Club. As school closures continue, the Girard Foundation’s support ensures that low-income youth have access to the best learning tools possible.
When schools closed for in person instruction in March, many low-income youth were left without access to the supports needed to make virtual learning successful: a quiet, focused environment in which to complete classwork, high-speed internet and tech devices. While most youth have access to devices like Chromebooks and iPads, many of these devices are older and not properly equipped to handle the level of virtual classwork our youth need to complete each day. Girard Foundation funds will allow the Club to purchase extra computers, chargers, and headphones so that no child falls behind.
“We are so incredibly grateful for the Girard Foundation’s support. After spending months struggling through virtual school due to a lack of adequate technology and an abundance of technical issues, the Girard Foundation funding has ensured that our youth are back on the path to academic success,” said Jodi Diamond, CEO.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside please contact Rhonda Guaderrama, call (760) 433-8920, and visit our website or Facebook page.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is a youth development organization that is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enriching environment for youth to spend time during non-school hours.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside is a local, independent organization affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCO raises 100% of the funds that support our life changing programs through individual giving, events and grants. 100% of those funds stay right here in North County to serve youth in our local communities.
We continue to uphold our mission: To inspire, develop and enrich young people to reach their fullest potential as confident, responsible, caring members of society.
About the Girard Foundation
The Girard Foundation is a private, grant-making foundation established in 1986. Our mission is to foster innovation and systemic change in K-12 education, with the goal of improving student outcomes in San Diego County.