Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs - boysgirlsclubofpalmsprings
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs is a nonprofit organization offering supervised after school, summer, and winter programs to the youth of the greater Palm Springs, California area.
During the school year, the Club is open weekdays after school for High School and Middle School 2:00pm to 6:00pm and for Elementary School 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Transportation from Raymond Cree, Cielo Vista, Cahuilla, Vista Del Monte and Katherine Finchy can be arranged at an additional cost, but parents or guardians must arrange for transportation between the Club and home. During school recesses, the Club operates weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Children ranging in age from first through twelfth grade may attend (ages 6 to 18). The calendar gives more detail on holidays and special events.
This is a video about a program created by the teens in the Keystone Club of The Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs. The program, called UCP Buddies, was created by the teens as a means of providing socialization and recreation with the teens from United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire. Twice a week, the teens share their club space with the teens from UCPIE. In this video, they explain their program in the own words.
A new public service announcement, directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard with the support of producer Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment, dramatically illustrates the impact of the Boys & Girls Club Experience in transforming the lives of young people. Debuting on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, the video features 21 notable Boys & Girls Club alumni including national co-spokespersons Denzel Washington and Jennifer Lopez, along with Ashanti, General Wesley Clark, Misty Copeland, John Paul DeJoria, Cuba Gooding Jr., Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mario Lopez, Ne-Yo, Edward James Olmos, Lucille O'Neal, Shaquille O'Neal, Smokey Robinson, CC Sabathia, Martin Sheen, Courtney B. Vance, Kerry Washington and Shaun White. BGCA's 2010 National Youth of the Year Mona Dixon rounded out the cast. The music heard in the announcement features Beyonce and was written by Diane Warren. The PSA, titled "Great Futures Start Here," was created to draw awareness about the critical issues -- high school dropout rate, childhood obesity, youth violence -- that puts millions of America's kids, and the nation's future, at risk. Kids in every community deserve a chance at a great future. Boys & Girls Clubs provide high-impact, affordable programs, and caring adult mentorship to give kids an opportunity to learn and grow. Every day, Clubs around the world emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.
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