|Volunteers always needed.
Our commitment to youth is made possible by support from people like you. If you would like to make a difference in the lives and well being of our youth, you can do so by volunteering your time as a mentor and role model. As you scroll through the various programs and departments of our Club, please remember that we have a constant need for volunteers in all areas of Club operation. Whether your interest is in athletics, technology, the arts or any other programming skills, we have a role for you to play in our mission.
|Internships at our Club
If you are a local college student and you are looking for an ideal location to complete your internship requirements, please consider the opportunities at our Club. We can accommodate you with many positions within our daily program offerings. Additionally, we have administrative possibilities in marketing, public relations, resource development, grant writing and human resources. Please help spread the word that our Club is a great place to perform your internship.
|Work Study Positions
Our Club can accommodate numerous work-study placements through our main facility. We have working relationships with with all local colleges. Unlike some work-study choices, our Club offers a fulfilling experience as you have a direct impact on the development of our youth. Please let your college administrator know that you are interested in working at our Club.
|High School Students
Many High School students are required to volunteer a pre-determined amount of hours in community service as a condition of eligibility for membership in groups like the National Honor Society. Our Club is a great place for High School Students to perform this service. Our members range in age from 8-18 so there is always a place to assign these fine students. For more information:
You can make a difference for children by giving a gift that lasts a lifetime. Your donation will ensure that the youth programs offered by Boys & Girls Club of Stanton continue to change young lives for the better.
Our mission is to help young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. And your donation can help make this a reality.
We have a secure site set up for you to make your donation today.
BUCKS FOR CHUCKS
April 28, 2010
Thanks to USA Today for listing the link to the “Bucks For Chucks” site and for mentioning in column today! The word is certainly getting out about all the fun and very “cool” chucks for our kids!
April 28, 2010
Thanks to Garden Grove Journal for the article on “Bucks for Chucks”: (read article here)
I’m a big collector of Converse All-Star tennis shoes (aka Chuck Taylors) – currently I own approximately 150 different pairs of ’em. I am also a board member and volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of Stanton, which is located in an economically disadvantaged area of Southern California.
Whenever I visit the Club to volunteer, I generally wear a different pair of Chucks; they’re a great conversation piece and the kids get a kick out of ’em. A few weeks back, some of the Club kids were visiting my offices at Time Warner Cable for a tour and on the spur of the moment, I gifted one young man who had always admired my Chucks with a new pair that I happened to have in my car.
After I posted this as my Facebook status and relayed how thrilled the kid was to get a new pair of Chucks, one of my FB friends sent me a message and said they wanted to donate so they too could buy a kid some new shoes. Things just kind of mushroomed from there. So now we’re trying to get as many as these awesome kids as possible new Converse All-Star tennis shoes.
Regarding a donation – every little bit helps, no matter how small you may think it is. The Boys & Girls Club Executive Director is in the process of getting me names and shoe sizes of kids who need some new shoes, and as soon as the money starts coming in, I’ll be off to the Converse Outlet Store to buy these kids a boatload of Chucks! (I’ll also be sending some photos of the kids with their shoes to people who donate, if possible.)
If you would like to donate to Bucks for Chucks we’ve made it easy to donate via Paypal!
If you’re interested and/or have any questions, feel free to contact me. Thanks!
John M. Borack