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Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Receives Las Patronas Grant for New Center for Innovation

Oceanside CA—Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) received $19,831.00 in grant funding from Las Patronas to go towards STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Math) equipment for their new Center for Innovation.

The supplies purchased will furnish the Center for Innovation which includes: a Culinary Arts Teaching Kitchen, Performing Arts Center and a STREAM Lab. The STREAM Lab will be an interactive facility in which youth can experiment, try, fail and learn important problem solving skills.  Equipment will include an Eyewash Station, Hydroponic Growing Centers, Microscopes, Interactive Drawing Tablets and other state-of-the-art STEM supplies.

By providing a STREAM curriculum to members, BGCO is bridging the STEM gap by ensuring youth have the skills and knowledge necessary to compete and be successful in the current marketplace.

“We are grateful for community supporters like Las Patronas who share the same passion for enriching the lives of youth and preparing them for future success” said Jodi Diamond, CEO. “The Club is providing youth with STEM experience, tech-savviness and 21st-century skills to prepare them for STEM careers!”

About Las Patronas

Las Patronas is a philanthropic organization with a long history of giving.  Since its inception in 1946, Las Patronas has donated nearly $20 million to over a thousand charitable institutions in San Diego.  Las Patronas is committed to providing financial assistance to nonprofit organizations in San Diego County that provide valuable community services in the areas of health, education, social services, and cultural arts, and to continuing our tradition of service to enhance the quality of life in our community.

With its philanthropic partners, both the sponsors and the nonprofit organizations, Las Patronas creates meaningful connections that touch countless lives and make San Diego a better place to live for everyone.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside

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 1,275 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.

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 .

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