Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser in El Dorado Hills.....South Beach style!
Hey everyone! Come on out for a summer night of fun.....South Beach style! Mojitos, food and dancing at Pottery World in El Dorado Hills, Saturday, August 11th from 7-10 pm. Ticket prices are $70 per person and proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club El Dorado County Western Slope.
Andrea Brown Howard, Parker Development Company, July 31, 2012
For more information visit http://www.bgce.org/how-to-help/special-events.php
See you there!!
Who We Are
In 1995, a group of concerned and dedicated people decided something needed to be done for the young people on the western slope of El Dorado County. They wanted a safe place and the best programs available so they searched for the organization with the greatest track record serving children. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America program was chosen. Boys & Girls Clubs have been serving young people for 140 years and today, over 4,000 Clubs provide youth development programs for over 4 million kids. Communities having Boys & Girls Clubs have found that members have lower school dropout rates, lower juvenile crime rates, higher grades, less gang involvement and less drug, alcohol and tobacco use.
On June 2, 1999 our local Club began daily programs for kids at the Armory in Placerville. Today we serve over 1500 kids between the ages of 6 and 18 at our three locations on the Western Slope. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. We envision a future in which the Boys & Girls Club Movement is a catalyst for a new age in America, an age in which success is within the reach of every child, and whole generations of children are inspired to a level of civic engagement not seen since the founding of our nation.
The Club strives to help all of our Members in the following areas; Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles! We believe everything done at the Club should foster a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence, and competence. By offering these feelings to our young people through exciting and entertaining programs we help them to become the positive and successful adults each of them has the ability and capacity to become. Programs are offered in the following core areas: The Arts, Sports Fitness and Recreation, Health and Life Skills, Education and Career Development & Character and Leadership Development.
As the Club looks forward to 2012 and beyond, we are dedicated to serving as many young people as possible and to be diligent in examining potential areas for expansion to new pockets of youth throughout our County.