Oceanside, CA (August 2019) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has been awarded $2,500 by Pacific Western Bank to support one of its cornerstone programs, Academic Achievement Hour.
Academic Achievement Hour offers a variety of activities to ensure the academic success of Club members. During the first half of the program, BGCO provides tutoring and homework assistance, allowing youth to work in a quiet environment with support from staff. When students finish their work, they are able to choose a variety of other engaging and educational activities including strategic games like Connect 4, hands-on science experiments like making slime, and art activities such as pastel drawing.
Not only is this program beneficial to Club members, it alleviates a huge burden on parents. More than half of BGCO’s parents are single parents. After a long day of work, when parents pick up their child from the Club, they are relieved to know their child has already worked on their homework and school projects.
“Thanks to community partners like the Pacific Western Bank, we are able to provide Club members with the academic support and supplies they need, leveling the playing field for youth in our community and ensuring they make it to the graduation finish line, said Jodi Diamond, CEO of BGCO.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside please contact Vanessa Mendez at vmendez@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.
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 Pacific Western Bank
Pacific Western Bank is a national financial institution with a community focus. With over $26 billion in assets, we look to create opportunity for every client we serve. Give us your vision, and we'll give you tailored solutions to help you achieve it.
We provide comprehensive community banking, national lending and venture banking services nationwide. We have 74 full-service branches located throughout the state of California and one branch in Durham, North Carolina, with loan production offices across the country.
Through a robust community development program, Pacific Western Bank has a long-standing history of supporting local communities. We actively work to improve the well-being of those we serve by committing financial and human resources throughout the state of California and beyond