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Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Announces New Center for Innovation

Oceanside CA— The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is embarking on a project to build a Center for Innovation. This amazing 2,000 square foot addition will include a Culinary Arts Teaching Kitchen, a Performing Arts Center and a STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Math) Lab.

Plans for the project were unveiled at BGCO’s 29th Annual Boys and Girls Night Out – Great Gatsby Gala held on Friday, October 21st. Several donors raised their paddles to sponsor room dedications and supplies for the new addition. “It is with the commitment of supporters and community partners like these, that BGCO is able to provide the programs and space for our youth to truly reach their full potential,” said Jodi Diamond, CEO.

The Culinary Arts Teaching Kitchen will give teens a place to learn marketable job skills and valuable life skills. In addition, this state of the art facility will provide a training ground for at-risk youth to learn culinary and hospitality skills.

Proposed Center for Innovation

Proposed Center for Innovation

The Performing Arts Center will provide a dedicated space for youth and ROAD’s members to engage in music, drama and dance programs, including rehearsal and performance space. It will be a place where they can explore and create.

The STREAM lab will be an interactive, state-of-the-art facility in which youth can experiment, try, fail and learn important problem-solving skills that will serve them throughout their lives. The need for youth to be tech-savvy and develop the 21st-century skills to set them up for future career success is more important than ever.

The Center for Innovation provides naming opportunities and giving levels for foundations, corporations, families and individual donors. Each sponsored area will include prominent visible signage and will be included in all promotional and marketing materials.

For more information about the Center for Innovation or giving opportunities, please contact Jodi Diamond at (760) 433-8920.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside, please contact Emily Crisman at ecrisman@bgcoceanside.org, call (760) 433-8920, visit our website BGCOceanside.org or Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/BGCOside