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left to right: Robert Botkin, Board President, Jodi Diamond, CEO, Supervisor Bill Horn, Robbie Hass, Past President, Gigi Gleason, Board Member, Hillary Adams, Director of Operations, and Rhonda Guaderrama, Director of Development. (courtesy photo)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Hosts Supervisor Bill Horn for Preview of ‘Center for Innovation’

Oceanside CA— Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) was the first stop on Supervisor Bill Horn’s recent trip to visit nonprofits in the 5th District. Board President Robert Botkin, 1st Vice President Gigi Gleason, Past President, Robbie Hass, along with Jodi Diamond, CEO, and BGCO staff members met with Supervisor Horn and his team to discuss the positive impact BGCO has provided to the youth in the community, the tremendous growth the Club has experienced and the even greater reach that the new Center for Innovation will have on the teen population.

The Center for Innovation will include a Culinary Arts Teaching Kitchen, Performing Arts Center and STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Math) Lab.

During the visit Supervisor Horn toured the Club, and was presented with a lifetime membership card. “We were honored to host Supervisor Horn and his team.  He has been a strong supporter of our Club, and we look forward to a continued partnership.” said Jodi Diamond, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside.


About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is a youth development organization that is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enriching environment for youth to spend time during non-school hours.  During the school year, we serve 1,100 youth daily, providing stimulating and quality Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STREAM) activities.  In addition, we offer a unique program to adults with disabilities, called R.O.A.D.’s.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside is a local, independent organization affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The BGCO raises 100% of the funds that support our life changing programs through individual giving, events and grants.  100% of those funds stay right here in North County to serve youth in our local communities.

We continue to uphold our mission: To inspire, develop and enrich young people to reach their fullest potential as confident, responsible and caring members of society. To learn more, please visit www.bgcoceanside.org .