The following information was released by the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress.
University of Phoenix employees volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress to update the Teen Room, Games Room and Computer Lab.
Twenty-five high-energy volunteers spent six hours painting, building furniture, beautifying the building, and helping get the Club ready to open its doors for the highly-anticipated summer program.
“Our teen members really appreciate their updated Teen Room,” said Sue Osbon, Area Director. “It’s important for them to have a place within the Club that is specifically designed to meet their needs.”
Club member Ryan H. agrees. “Now more of us can use the room and play different things all at the same time. It’s a great place to hang out.”
“I’m very grateful to my fellow Board member, Adriana Roth, for helping to connect our Club to University of Phoenix,” said Board President David Frias. “This generous donation of equipment and expertise helps us to keep our costs low so we can provide high-quality, free and low-cost services to the community.”
University of Phoenix and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are working together to develop programs that help youth stay in school and graduate with a plan for the future.
“University of Phoenix and the Boys & Girls Club both strive to remove barriers to success for all young people,” said Adriana Roth, Community Relations Specialist for University of Phoenix. “Working together we are helping the students who need us most, to succeed in school and in life.”
The partnership between University of Phoenix and Boys & Girls Club of Cypress was assisted by OneOC, a non-profit organization that helps connect corporations to local non-profits.
OneOC provides comprehensive management services to corporations seeking opportunities to volunteer. Utilizing management expertise and community connections they custom design one-day projects and ongoing volunteer programs.
University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning help students pursue personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As the flagship university of Apollo Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit phoenix.edu.
Boys & Girls Club of Cypress
For over 30 years the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress has been in the forefront of youth development, working with people of all economic, ethnic, social and family circumstances, with special concern for those who are disadvantaged.
The Boys & Girls Club provides children with a safe place to grow and learn, on-going relationships with caring adult professionals, and life enhancing programs.
Today, over 800 youth between the ages of 6 and 17 participate in the Club’s two after-school locations and fun-filled summer program.
The Club is open each day after school until 6 p.m. and during the summer months from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Club also hosts a variety of family activity nights and helps connect families to other local resources.
For more information visit boysandgirlsclubofcypress.com, stop by the Club at 10161 Moody St. in Cypress or call the Club at 714-527-2697.
Courtesy photo of Cypress Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Anne Hertz and Club Board Member Adriana Roth in the newly updated Teen Room at the Boys & Girls Club of Cypress. Ms. Roth works for University of Phoenix as a community relations specialist.
The flat screen television was given to the Club by an anonymous donor and mounted on the wall by the UoP volunteers.
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