Oceanside, CA (DECEMBER, 2019) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is pleased to announce that it has received a $20,000 grant from the Walter J. & Betty C. Zable Foundation. Grant funds will be used to support the Club’s enriching after school programs and out-of-school-time camps.
BGCO offers programs to youth, ages 5 to 18, in the areas of education, STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, Math), health and life skills, character and leadership, and sports and recreation. Serving 1,400 members daily, BGCO currently has one traditional Clubhouse, 6 school based sites and a Sports Academy.
BGCO will use grant funds to provide a wide range of programs during after school hours and during camps, including Culinary Arts, Performing Arts, Intramural Sports, and Academic Achievement Hour.
“We are so grateful for Zable’s support! It is because of community supporters like them that we are able to impact over 4,000 youth each year” said Jodi Diamond, CEO. “Now, more than ever, youth in our community need to know what kinds of career paths exist. Thanks to the Zable Foundation, we will be able to provide a kaleidoscope of opportunities for youth in Oceanside, helping them find their passion and reach their highest potential.”
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 Walter J. & Betty C. Zable Foundation
Zable Foundation seeks to continue the legacy of the founders by encouraging and promoting health, science research, assisting with programs that benefit youth, underprivileged individuals, and sports-related activities primarily in San Diego County