September Supporters of the Month! THANK YOU to our BGCLAH Community and all you do to impact the lives of the 2,600 youth served DAILY! A special thanks to our September Supporters of the Month! The Rich Charitable Foundation is a long time scholarship and organization supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor! Joe Rich is a one time Board Member and continues to look for ways to support our members and advocate for programs. Joe, and his wife Christine,
Q&A with Eddie, BGCLAH Senior Member “Live your life to the fullest”, Eddie, BGCLAH Senior How long have you been a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor? I’ve been coming to the Club since 3rd grade. It’s been great to be a part of programs like Keystone, College Bound, Arts Academy, and different athletics programs. I even was able to take college courses at the Club. I’ve gained an interest in helping kids through my volunteer work with Keystone. This
Thank you to So Cal Gas for their generous donation! They awarded the BGCLAH with a $5,000 grant for our Harbor City Sites! In January 2019, BGCLAH merged with the South Bay Boys & Girls Clubs. With the merger, the BGCLAH added costs associated with upgrading their facilities and implementing programs. We truly appreciate their support as we strive to serve even more youth who need us most!
August Supporters of the Month! THANK YOU to our BGCLAH Community and all you do to impact the lives of the 2,600 youth served DAILY! A special thanks to our August Supporters of the Month! The Norris Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life through medicine, education and the arts in Southern California. They have been a long time supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor, and their generosity has impacted thousands of our youth. More recently, t
Q&A with Joselin, BGCLAH Senior Member “Always strive for your dreams”, Joselin, BGCLAH Senior How long have you been a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor? I’ve been coming to the Club since I was in elementary school, and I’m currently a Senior in High School What’s your typical day look like at the BGCLAH? After school is over, I’ll come to the Club. I get a snack and then head straight to the College Bound room to get my homework and essays done. I’
Q&A with Paige Hawkins, BGCLAH San Pedro Elementary Coordinator What’s your favorite thing about working as the San Pedro Elementary Coordinator at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor? Being able to work with the kids and help them understand something they weren’t able to get in class. When we’re working with a member whose struggling with their homework, when they finally get it and you see the light bulb go off- that’s my favorite thing about working at the Cl
Congratulations our Wilmington member, Val!! Her photo, Dancing with the Dead, was named a national winner in the ImageMakers National Photography Contest. She was one of 20 chosen out of hundreds of entries. Val is a recent high school graduate and will be heading to Sacramento State this fall to study photography and business!
Each year, George Mayer and his friends sponsor a trip for our Keystone Leadership group to attend conference or to celebrate their hard work throughout the year. A huge THANK YOU to Mr. Mayer and his friends for sponsoring this year’s trip to Disneyland and California Adventures. 25 of our high school leaders were able to attend the trip, snack on fun Disney food and get some souvenirs. We are so thankful for donors like George!
Mia V., our 2019 Jr. Youth of the Year, with the 2019 judges: Raymond Dorset, Adriana Elriz, Kelsi Dow, Andrew Cole and Bo Bridges SB Ford Junior Youth of the Year 2019 Congratulations to Mia V. for being named the 2019 Ford Junior Youth of the Year! Ahmad (Port Jr YOY), Corrin (San Pedro Jr YOY) and Mia (Wilmington Jr YOY) competed at the South Bay Ford Dealership to become the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor’s 2019 Ford Junior Youth of the Year. All three of ou
Q&A with BGCLAH 5th Grader, Emily ! What does a typical day at the Club look like? Right now, it’s Summer Camp. There’s SO many fun things here during summer camp, and we don’t even have to do our homework like during the school year! When I first get here, I get some breakfast in the gym. Once we’re done eating we hang out in the games room and play until everyone else gets here. Once it’s time for camp to start, we get to go through Rotations and go to different rooms. It’s
Valero Flag Changing Ceremony Thank you to the Valero Wilmington Refinery for donating a U.S. Flag to our Harbor City Site! Our Site hosted a Flag Changing Ceremony with Veterans from the Valero Wilmington Refinery to officially retire our old flag and install the new one, while our members lead the flag salute! We are so grateful to Valero for providing our Harbor City Site with a much needed upgrade for our U.S. Flag!
Junior Youth Site Competitions 2019 Thank you so much to South Bay Ford and Ford Fund for sponsoring our Junior Youth of the Year Competitions! Our middle school members are nominated throughout the year to become a Junior Youth of the Month a their Club sites. Those members are chosen based on their outstanding leadership and overall excellence at their Club site. These members are then eligible to participate to become the BGCLAH Junior Youth of the Year! Each participants
Corporate Partner Profile May 2019 Abraham Rodela Field Service / Outside Plant Maintenance Supervisor , Cox Communications Abraham Rodela was a Club Kid. Growing up in San Pedro, Abraham went to Dana Middle School and San Pedro High School. When he was 11 years-old he began attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor’s San Pedro Club site. Abraham and his friends spent a lot of time in the Club’s weight room. He graduated high school in 1997 and shortly after,
PVG Foundation Bike Giveaway What
so many of us may have taken for granted in our youth is often not available to
many youth from low-income families – the pleasure of a ride on your first
bicycle. For these kids, a bike can mean the difference between getting to
school or not, getting to see the world beyond your neighborhood – getting a
chance. 100 Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor (BCGLAH) youth, ages 7-18, received a brand new bicycle in the presence of their f
Arts Academy Spring Showcase 2019 Our Art Academy members had another great showcase! This year’s featured painting, dance, music, animations, and even our marching band! Thank you to everyone who came out to support our members! The Arts Academy program offers expert instruction in music, fine arts, dance, 3D modeling, video game design, animation, film production and audio recording at our Clubhouses in San Pedro and Wilmington. The program provides daily arts education and
Q&A with James Villasenor, BGCLAH Accounting Department How long have you been with the Club and what do you do? I started at the South Bay Boys & Girls Clubs 12 years ago as a program assistant. After seven years on the program side, working at different School Sites and Club Sites, I moved to the administration side of the organization working as a bookkeeper. When the South Bay BGC merged with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor, I became the Accounts Payable
Summer Camp 2019 Summer is just around the corner! Join the BGCLAH from June 11-August 9 for programming, field trips, and so much more! Times and Availability vary depending on the site, so be sure to contact your local Club site for an application! San Pedro Club Site: (310) 833-1322 Wilmington Club Site: (310) 549-8323 Port Club Site: (310) 831-5232 Gardena Club Site: (310) 523- 2173 Harbor City Club Site: (310) 534-0056
State of Our Clubs 2019 Thank you to everyone who came out to our complimentary State of Our Clubs Breakfast! We truly appreciate your support! Mike Lansing, Executive Director, gave a great presentation on the upcoming plans for the Club in 2019, as well as our recent expansion. Alondra, our Wilmington Youth of the Year, also spoke about her experiences with the Club. A special thank you to our honorees: Councilman Joe Buscaino, Supervisor Janice Hahn, LAUSD School Board mem
Q&A with Wilmington Club 3rd Grader, Daniela! What does a typical day at the Club look like? I take the bus to the Wilmington Club. I like the bus because
Lalo is a good driver and we get to go to the Club safely and we don’t have to
walk far. We get snack, which is good because after school I’m always hungry. Then,
Ms. Paulina helps us with our homework. We have to finish all our homework before
we can go have fun. When I’m done, I get my homework slip and then head
Madeline Wright named LA County Youth of the Year We are so proud to announce our Youth of the Year, Madeline Wright has been named 2019 Co- Youth of the Year of LA County! Maddie was named the San Pedro Youth of the Year in November, the BGCLAH Youth of the Year in December and then competed in the LA County YOY competition. Over 20 youth across the county competed for one of the spots in the top 6. The top 6 attended the YOY event at the ACE Hotel in Downtown LA! Maddie wil