BENEFITING: BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF OAKLAND INC
EVENT DATE: Mar 23, 2014
For 75 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland have served tens of thousands of Oakland’s young people by operating full service Clubhouses for our deserving kids when they need them—after school and year-round; and where they need them—in 3 flatland Oakland neighborhoods so as to develop our community’s youth into positive contributors to society. To accomplish our purpose, we provide programs and services that are tailored to the needs of today’s youth and supplementary to the endeavors of families, our schools, and other community-based organizations. We provide safe places to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, life-enhancing programs, character development experiences, hope, and opportunity for over 2,500 girls and boys ages 6 to 17 each year. Our strategy is designed to instill in our members senses of competence, usefulness, belonging, and power of influence. We also strive to instill a sense of responsibility in each child.
None of the history or the lives impacted would be possible without the support of the Oakland community. Over 95% of our funding comes from our local community and all of our volunteers are local.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland take great pride in our history, our kids and our place in the civic fabric of Oakland. We celebrate these
75 years, this history, all these people and the City of Oakland, and commit to continuing our proud traditions serving the kids of today and the citizens of the future.