Oceanside, CA (JANUARY, 2019) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) received $1,000 from The Union Bank Foundation to grow and expand the STREAMing Ahead Program.
BGCO recognized early on that our youth needed to be better prepared in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in order to have the skills needed for future success.
To address this gap, BGCO implemented STREAMing Ahead, a Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, and Math program to help our youth develop a greater interest in these fields. The program aims to inspire career interest in the area of STREAM.
BGCO collaborates with Genentech, Women in Aviation, Solutions Farms Aquaponics, Kaima Farms, and other community businesses. Each of these partners gives youth real life examples of STREAM in action to spark their interest and become inspired by people working in the field.
Over the summer, as part of a hands-on learning experience, members adventured out with the Oceanside Outriggers to learn about the ocean and its many ecosystems. One teen even caught a thresher shark- talk about an experience of a lifetime!
“Thanks to supporters like Union Bank, we are able to broaden the horizon for our youth in the world of STREAM,” said Jodi Diamond, CEO. “With this funding, we will have more opportunities to ensure each member has a chance to learn and explore.”
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside please contact Hannah Moss at HMoss@BGCOceanside.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. During the school year, we serve 1,400 youth daily, providing stimulating and quality Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STREAM) activities. In addition, we offer a unique program to adults with disabilities, called R.O.A.D.’s.
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 Union Bank
We are part of one of the world’s leading financial groups, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. The Americas is 13,000 colleagues strong connected by a commitment to inspire each other and propel a better financial future for our customers, community, and industry