Looking Beyond Uncertain Times, Rising Stronger Together
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley
30343 Canwood, Suite #200
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
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As we enter the new school year, we want to provide an update about our Clubs.
As you all know, these past four months have certainly been challenging, and we are grateful to YOU, our supporters, for being by our side through it all. I am extremely proud of our staff, leadership, Board of Governors, donors, parents, and community supporters.
The 2020-2021 school year will be like no other we have experienced. While we were able to open 4 Clubs last spring and expand to 5 Clubs in the summer, it is clear that demand for our services will increase exponentially as this new school year takes off.
Since the spring over 500 youth have received full-time care and support from us. That number is rising.
We started out serving essential workers' families and have now seen all our families in crisis, trying to navigate virtual schooling and working from home, if they even have that luxury. For those that need to work away from the home, the crisis is even more palpable.
We are currently running 6 Clubs full-day Monday-Friday and working on hoping to open additional Clubs as soon as possible, as our wait lists are already growing. We have hired and trained additional staff for frontline service, making sure they are able to keep our members safe, enriched, supported, and academically successful in this new era of learning.
We truly strive to do Whatever It Takes for our families.
And today, it takes YOU. We've never been able to succeed without you.
We need your support to open more clubs.
We need your support to hire more staff.
We need your support to offer scholarships to those that must access our services.
We need you to stand with us on the side of kids and families who need us most.
We need you to take a stand and pledget to SUPPORT CLUBS TODAY!
Our membership fees do not cover the full cost to provide services to our members, and our generous scholarship program means we do not turn anyone away because they are unable to pay.
Please consider a donation at this time, in any amount - it truly makes a difference.
If you can't donate at this time - please spread the word that we are hiring exceptional youth development professionals at this time! Interested individuals can apply directly on our website.
Thank you so much for standing by us, and ensuring Clubs remain a second home and a place of hope for our families.
Dr. Kanoe Nāone
If you would like to see our Club virtually for a tour, check out our video we did in February 2020(Pre Social Distancing Guidelines):
Don’t let the Coronavirus put childhood on hold!
Now more than ever, kids and teens need your help. When you support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley, you provide meals, (virtual) homework help, academic enrichment, mentoring and fun activities. Let’s make sure that childhood is never put on hold. Your investment helps us grow and maintain these programs. And with new tax incentives, there has never been a better time to support the Club. Visit www.bgcconejo.org learn more.
*Written 3/26/2020. Information provided above does not substitute for the advice of your tax advisor or attorney. Please see your tax advisor or attorney for full advice on implications of the CARES Act.