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Boys and Girls Clubs of Oceanside Selected to Receive Staples Foundation Grant

Oceanside CA— Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has been awarded $500 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., to support one of BGCO’s cornerstone programs, Academic Achievement Hour.

Academic Achievement Hour offers a variety of activities to ensure the academic success of Club members. Each day, BGCO provides homework assistance, literacy intervention and an intensive Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Math (STREAM) component. During Academic Achievement Hour all participants are involved in interactive, project based learning activities, educational and strategic games, hands on experiments and creative and innovative art activities that incorporate academics.

“BGCO provides the guidance and support our members need to ensure they make it to the academic finish line. Said Jodi Diamond, CEO  “By providing them with Academic Achievement Hour, we are making sure that they are prepared to graduate from high school with a plan for the future and, ultimately, are ready to step into 21st Century jobs.”

“We are thankful for community partners like Staples, who help us to further achieve our mission to inspire, develop and enrich young people to reach their full potential as confident, responsible and caring members of society” said Diamond.

Staples is committed to giving back to the community through their 2 Million & Change Program, a philanthropic initiative which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations focused on academic education or job skills.

“For 30 years, Staples associates have been making a difference in their communities around the world,” said Regis Mulot, Chief Human Resources Officer, Staples, Inc., “We’re thrilled that the 2 Million & Change program lets our associates make an even greater impact on the organizations they are passionate about.”