Agoura Hills, CA – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley (BGCGCV) is pleased to announce that the first-ever virtual “Stand up for Kids” Gala was a success.
During the 43-minute Gala, the community and supporters brought in $23,000, and in the month of September, the Gala successfully raised funds to unlock a match totaling $70,000.
With more and more research showing the devastating economic, social, and academic impacts that the pandemic and school closures have made on the community, the BGCGCV is committed to supporting kids and families who desperately need the help.
“This community support will enable us to offer differentiated academic programming, individualized social emotional support and a safe place for youth,” stated Dr. Crystal Nāone, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. “We want parents to know that they have a safe place for their children to receive the high-quality care they need while they work,” she continued.
The Gala generated 331 live views. Participants were treated to an evening’s entertainment with performances and testimonials from BGCGCV members and board members and supporters. Highlights from the program are available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWq0YPAaRzQ.
“The ongoing need to support the Clubs is vitally important to ensure youth in the community have a safe place to go during these challenging times,” added Nāone.
For more information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley, visit www.bgcconejo.org.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley (BGCGCV) is currently open all day at 6 locations to support youth that are attending school virtually. In typical times, they are open at 9 sites before and after school, during lunch, on weekends, for summer camp, and all-day during school vacations. Tours of the Clubs are available upon request. The Boys & Girls Clubs also offer a variety of employment positions with excellent benefits and ongoing professional development. For more information about employment opportunities, supervised youth programs, to donate, volunteer, or register online, log onto www.bgcconejo.org or call 818-706-0905.