The Camarillo Boys & Girls Club will dig in the shovels for a Groundbreaking Ceremony for its new addition at 1500 Temple Ave. on Tuesday, Oct 26, at 4:00 p.m. The expansion will add 6,500 square feet to the facility and will include a Teen Center, STEM Center, and a Sensory Room for kids with special needs. Teens will have more age-specific programs that will help them build lifetime interests and skills through middle and high school.
The Club addition was only a dream four-years ago and now the blueprints will become concrete, steel and glass. Roberto Martinez, the Club CEO, attributed the incredible generosity of the community, and the campaign leadership of Mark Lisagor and Myron Harrison and the Club Board, for reaching the $4 million goal. “Our Club donors have made it possible to build places where kids change the trajectory of their lives and build confidence, competence, character and connections,” said CEO Martinez.
Jerry Clifford, Board Chair for the organization said, “The Club is a community resource for over 400 kids a day to develop into our future leaders, teachers, and nurses. Many will be the first in their family to graduate from high school and go on to college. One parent said that she loves the Club because her kids finish their homework there, freeing time for the family to enjoy time after dinner.”
After the next 8-10 months of construction, the club will be welcoming more kids to enjoy more activities, more programs, and more fun. Watch the building of steel and glass rise-up and get ready — the Club will be starting a new era in the fall of 2022. For further information, contact Roberto Martinez, 805-482-8113.
Founded in 1967 in a small house on Barry Street, the Club today is a hub for children’s programs and services, serving around 400 kids per day and around 4,000 kids each year. The Club provides after-school activities that include: daily homework tutoring, educational programming, sports and recreation. The Club also has a youth employment services program that connects teens with job opportunities in the community.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our goal is to provide every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future.
|Board Chair||Jerry Clifford||[email protected]|
|Campaign Co-Chair||Mark Lisagor||[email protected]|
|Campaign Co-Chair||Myron Harrison||[email protected]|
|Club CEO||Roberto Martinez||[email protected]
805-482-8113 Ext. 301
|Project Architect||Coastal Architects||[email protected]|
|General Contractor||Staples Construction||www.staplesconstruction.com|
|Project Manager||S.L. Leonard & Associates|
Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo
1500 Temple Ave.
Camarillo, CA 93010
P: 805-482-8113 Ext. 301