$450,000  STEM  Grant


boysandgirls club of carsonTesoro Support STEM at BGCC with Three-Year $450,000 Grant

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Thanks to a generous $450,000 three year grant from Tesoro, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson is launching an innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program for middle school students. In partnership with Tesoro, our youth will participate in fun, hands-on STEM activities that address topics that surround them in everyday life.

Our STEM education programs provide youth with additional opportunities to investigate phenomena, integrate school day learnings, and acquire new knowledge through the scientific method of inquiry. Tesoro’s commitment will allow the Club to hire a full-time STEM Coordinator who will develop engaging STEM programs and provide training and coaching to BGCC staff leading weekly STEM activities.

The BGCC is excited about the possibilities for the hundreds of kids our clubs serve every day and what this investment means for their future academic success. Thank you Tesoro for your commitment to youth!

Boys and Girls Club Carson (BGCC) Receives Gold Level Award

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BGCC staff with Boys & Girls Clubs of America President and CEO Jim Clark at the 2015 Pacific Leadership Conference

Last month, the BGCC was awarded a Gold Level Gateway to Impact Award by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The award is presented to Clubs who have had exceptional increases in average daily attendance (ADA). The BGCC increased its ADA by more than 50% over the previous year.

PD 20: Community Engagement Project

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For the past 3 years the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson has implemented the Personal Development summer program for Club teens. PD 20 provides them with the information required to make appropriate educational, career, and lifestyle choices. The program culminated in a Community Engagement lesson, where the Club teens presented what they learned during the summer to our middle school club members.The Club teens also provided assistance during Power Hour for elementary school students. BGCC hopes to cultivate stronger connections between our teen and pre-teen membership to not only increase aspirations of academic success but also good character and citizenship.

Fun Friday at Bonita Elementary 

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To learn about Columbus Day, Club members at Bonita elementary combined education and entertainment for their Fun Friday activity. The creative activities included: a scavenger hunt, “Under the Sea” graham crackers, a STEM challenge where members built their own sail, a world map using macaroni noodles and paint, and a sailboat made from orange slices and the water made from blue Jell-O.

Save the Date: KidsFest 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015

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BGCC looks forward to honoring Price Transfer, Inc. and FCL Logistics, Inc. for their continued support and partnership of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson

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Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor


BGCC Alumni Association

[ezcol_2third] In conjunction with the launch of BGCA’s Alumni Association, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson has also launched a local effort to include local BGCC Alumni. We look forward to connecting with BGCC Alumni and sharing their success stories and updates.

If you are are an alumni of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson, please be sure to connect with us by completing the online registration form.

Click here to join the BGCC Alumni Association

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BGCC Staff of the Month: Michele

[ezcol_1third]boysandgirls club employee[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end] In an effort to provide recognition for our hard working staff at BGCC, we will continue to have a staff recognition section in the BGCC newsletter. For the month of September, we would like to recognize Michele Villalobos.

Name of Staff: Michele Villalobos
Site Location: Main Street
Position Title: Unit Director
Started working at BGCC: January 2015

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Every Coat Counts – GAP Partners with BGCC

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Thank you Gap Factory stores for helping give youth Great Futures. Visit our partner GAP Factory store in Downtown LA to donate a new or gently used coat to receive 10% off your purchase. No coat? No problem! Make a monetary donation at the register and you get the same great savings! Coat and monetary donations will be accepted in the store 10/28-11/1.

Thank You to Our Partners


Thank you to Tesoro and the Tesoro Foundation for their commitment to create cleaner, safer, and well-educated communities. We are pleased to announce that the Tesoro Foundation has approved a three-year, $450,000 grant to support and enhance the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson’s after school STEM program.


United Way

Thank you to United Way for continuously supporting BGCC. We are proud to announce a $40,000 grant towards BGCC’s College and Career Access Initiative, which provides students with academic support, age and grade appropriate college pathway services, and career prep and exposure. It assists students as they transition through the various educational milestones, and prepares them for success in college.

The Freen Foundation

Thank you to the Green Foundation for providing a $15,000 grant towards Academic Success Programs. Academic Success Programs help youth develop and follow a path to reach their educational and career goals. Academic Success Programs provide tutoring, homework help, STEM, and college and career pathway programs, exposure and resources.


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Thank you to Enterprise for the $2,500 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson. Enterprise’s donation will be used towards transportation for BGCC field trips, college trips and training.



A big thanks to Macy’s cardholders who helped make ThanksForSharing a huge success. We’re excited to announce that Macy’s met its $15 million goal!  A portion of funds raised in the Thanks for Sharing campaign from this store will be donated directly to our organization.


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Thank you dd’s Discounts and First Book for helping kids at Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson get new books for back-to-school! Boys and Girls Club of Carson has received a $2,915.58 gift credit from First Book through the generous support of the dd’s DISCOUNTS Youth Literacy Fundraiser!


Job Opportunities with BGCC

We currently have several employment opportunities available at BGCC. Please feel free to share with qualified friends and family members.

Click here to view BGCC Employment Opportunities

Be Great and Donate!


Please visit our website at www.bgccarson.org today to donate and help create a Club experience that gives our Club members the opportunity to BE GREAT!

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Boys and Girls Club Carson Donors

1950 E. 220th Street Suite 102  Carson, CA 90810
(310) 522-0500