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Boys And Girls Club Of Laguna Beach

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Causes: Boys & Girls Clubs, Children & Youth

Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as healthy, caring, and responsible adults.

Programs: The boys & girls club of laguna beach has been in the forefront of youth development for 64 years, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. We have consistently provided caring relationships, high expectations, and an opportunity to belong and contribute for youth in south orange county. Our mission is to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as healthy, caring responsible adults. Our three clubs annually serve approximately 2,000 children during their out-of-school hours, primarily from laguna beach, aliso viejo, lake forest and surrounding communities. Our three club sites provide comprehensive quality out-of-school enrichment for children in k-6th grades and a teen center for 7th - 12th grades. We also provide the only free licensed preschool which exclusively serves low income families in laguna beach. In 2017, we employed 31 full time and 18 part time staff and had over 350 volunteers help with our programs. Parent, corporate and community volunteers are used as tutors and mentors to assist in the education & technology center. Volunteers are also used in the preschool, athletic and art departments assisting our program staff and the children. We are committed to never turning away a child due to financial circumstances. With no other affordable options available in our service area, many families living paycheck to paycheck rely on our club to care for their children during the work day. Over 22% of our members qualified for free and reduced school lunch program and 20% of our members lived in single parent households. We provided over 8,700 free meals and nearly 84,000 free snacks to children attending our club. We offer daily access to a broad range of programs focused on our priority outcomes of academic success, character and leadership, healthy lifestyles, and creative expression. In total, kids enjoyed over 1. 4 million club hours over the year including approximately 250,000 hours doing homework, 55,000 hours of exercise, and 10,000 hours of nutrition education. We are also proud that our teen members contributed nearly 2000 volunteer hours at our club and helping other local organizations.

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