Oceanside, CA (February 2020) - Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has received a $10,000 grant from the Qualcomm Foundation to support the STREAMing Ahead program. This grant will help encourage at risk youth to explore the world of STEM and inspire them to plan for bright futures, even in the midst of the pandemic.
Over the course of this unprecedented year, at risk youth have suffered substantial learning loss and are in dire need of additional educational enrichment. In order to meet this need, the STREAMing ahead program provides exciting opportunities in the areas of STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). This program employs a hands-on project-based approach, proven to academically benefit at risk youth. This past month, through the STREAMing Ahead program, Club members participated in a winter themedscience project, using household chemicals to make artificial snow!
“We are so incredibly grateful for the Qualcomm Foundation’s support. The STREAMing Ahead program is a critical tool in the fight against learning loss in these difficult times. Qualcomm Foundation funding ensures that we can continue to offer our youth exciting opportunities to learn and grow as the pandemic continues,” said Jodi Diamond, CEO.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside please contact Rhonda Guaderrama at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (760) 433-8920, and visit our website BGCOceanside.org or Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/BGCOside.
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 Qualcomm Foundation
At Qualcomm, we believe in the power of technology. We invent technologies that have the power to catalyze social change and the potential to have a positive impact on society for the better—for everyone.
With the world becoming increasingly connected, we’re embracing the tremendous opportunity before us and innovating solutions to tackle global challenges, inspire the workforce of tomorrow, and make a lasting difference. We’re continuing to push the boundaries of what’s possible to ensure we reach our sustainability goals while maintaining our commitment to creating a better future for the world.