07 Jun Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson Expands to serve 6,500 Kids per day
Boys & Girls Club of Carson is pleased to announce its new partnership with LAUSD’s Communities of Schools in Carson and Gardena to provide programs at 18 new school locations. Now offering services at 28 sites, the Club is supporting students during the school day by providing opportunities for safe and civil play and further exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In addition, students are being exposed to college and careers afterschool where BGCC staff help students prepare for academic success.
At 17 of the BGCC’s Carson and Gardena expansion schools, 6,500 elementary students are staying active and building valuable life skills such as conflict resolution and leadership through the Club’s daily Playworks recess-time program. The Club provides its high-quality, outcome-driven College Bound program at 11 schools, designed to keep students in grades 4 – 8 on the path towards their college and career goals and provide parents with the knowledge to support their student’s success. Further supporting students’ academic success, the BGCC provides weekly STEM workshops and a two-week robotics camp at 8 schools in Gardena filled with hands-on learning activities that encourage exploration, discovery, and curiosity. Our results-driven programs help bridge the gap between school and home while supporting youth in achieving positive outcomes.
“We are lucky to have our active coaches here to help support recess and keep the kids busy and engaged. They’re very involved and hands-on.” 153rd Street School, Vice-Principal Segovia.
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson is thrilled to partner with the Community of Schools in both Carson and Gardena to increase our services. We are providing an environment where youth feel physically and emotionally safe, have a sense of belonging, and receive social and emotional support so that they can thrive in life and school. Our programs not only support their academic success and create a path for college and careers, but they also build character and leadership skills and teach healthy lifestyles. We are so excited to realize our vision of doing whatever it takes to build great futures for youth who need us most.” Kim Richards, CEO