Oceanside, CA (DECEMBER, 2018) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) received $5,000 from Legacy Endowment Community Foundation to purchase supplies and equipment for BGCO’s Real Options for Adults with Disabilities (R.O.A.D.’s) Program.
Through its enriching and engaging programs, R.O.A.D.’s provides opportunities for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Since its launching in 2012, R.O.A.D.’s has impacted more than 60 members with the help of a strong partnership with the San Diego Regional Center and grant support from Legacy Endowment Community Foundation.
This December, R.O.A.D.’s performed a production of Beauty and the Beast. Each member was responsible for memorizing lines, showing up on time for rehearsals, and performing in front of an audience of more than 100 people. Not only does the R.O.A.D.’s program provide opportunities adults with disabilities may not otherwise have, it also teaches self-advocacy through educational, social, and life skill activities. Funding from Legacy Endowment allows R.O.A.D.’s members to go on a variety of field trips like volunteering at the local Senior Center, budgeting at the grocery store, or adventuring out for strawberry picking during the summer.
“We are so thankful for community partners like Legacy Endowment Community Foundation for supporting enriching activities for our members,” said Jodi Diamond, CEO. “This funding ensures that we are able to provide high impact programming in an environment where they have support to grow and learn.”
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside please contact Hannah Moss at HMoss@BGCOceanside.org, call (760) 433-8920, and visit our website BGCOceanside.org or Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/BGCOside .
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is a youth development organization that is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enriching environment for youth to spend time during non-school hours. During the school year, we serve 1,400 youth daily, providing stimulating and quality Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STREAM) activities. In addition, we offer a unique program to adults with disabilities, called R.O.A.D.’s.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside is a local, independent organization affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCO raises 100% of the funds that support our life changing programs through individual giving, events and grants. 100% of those funds stay right here in North County to serve youth in our local communities.
We continue to uphold our mission: To inspire, develop and enrich young people to reach their fullest potential as confident, responsible, caring members of society.
About Legacy Endowment Community Foundation
Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our communities, by empowering individuals, families, businesses and our charitable partners to realize their philanthropic dreams now and for future generations.