Community Invited to Tour 3 Local Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach
2013-04-10 · By Editor
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach (BGCLB) are rolling out the blue carpet, and inviting the entire community to experience the magic that happens inside 3 of the 11 Clubs across the city. Joining thousands of Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation, Long Beach’s Clubs are hosting an exciting series of events, including an open house and tours open to the community, movie and open mic nights, in addition to spelling bees, relay races and physical fitness competitions – all in honor of National Boys & Girls Clubs Week.
Celebrating the impact Long Beach’s Clubs have had on the lives of local youth, the BGCLB is inviting everyone to ‘Open the Door & Take the Tour’ Thursday, April 18th, from 5-6 pm. With 11 Clubs across the city, the BGCLB will be opening their doors to the community at the 3 non-school sites, known as the Dean A. Eastman/Fairfield Club (700 E. Del Amo Blvd.), John & Alice Wallace/Petrolane Club (1920 Lemon Ave.) and the Freeman E. Fairfield/Westside Club (1835 W. Willard St.). The BGCLB Leaders-in-Training will be giving tours at all 3 Clubs, so come by and experience an hour in the shoes of a Club kid!
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach
Helping the city’s underrepresented children and youth realize their full potential since 1939, the BGCLB was founded by community activists, Maurice Bugbee and Carlton Wallace, in an effort to keep young boys out of trouble and off the streets, by providing activities and programs that encouraged them to grow into responsible, contributing members of the community. In 1991, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach expanded its reach to include underprivileged girls. As one of the oldest, most successful youth organizations in the area, the Clubs have served more than 216,000 youth in the most distressed neighborhoods of our city.
Today, more than 4,300 boys and girls, ages 6-18, are Club members. Open Monday-Friday, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach offer over 20 youth development activities in the Five Core program areas of Character & Leadership, Education & Career Preparation, The Arts & Culture, Health & Life Skills, Athletics, Fitness & Social Recreation. For more information on Club activities, membership registration, ways to support the BGCLB, volunteer opportunities and upcoming events, visit www.bgclublb.org, or call Club headquarters at (562) 595-5945.