We support the replication efforts of our College Bound program at 14 other Boys & Girls Clubs in Los Angeles County. Thanks to Tesoro, the College Bound program at our Wilmington Club as well as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson will receive $100,000 collectively to expand.
Tesoro has been our partner since 2011. This most recent $100,000 grant to our collaborative College Bound effort will assist in hiring additional case managers to serve more youth. The individual attention is crucial in helping our youth graduate and accomplish their post high school plans.
In July, Tesoro Vice President of Refining and Marketing Dave Foster, Director of Public and Government Affairs Kenneth Dami, Manager of Government and Public Affairs Brissa Sotelo-Vargas, and Manager of Process Refining and BGCLAH Board member Michael DePasquale visited our Wilmington Club to announce the news to Club youth and donate ice cream to celebrate.