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Stanton Boys and Girls Club hosting ‘Micro-school’

The Boys & Girls Club of Stanton is a community organization committed to helping the youth within our community. With the school year rapidly approaching and California’s Governor not allowing students to return to attend regular classes at their local schools because of the current virus, we at the Boys & Girls Club of Stanton, with our students in mind, valuable normal education, and the student’s very-much-needed socializing decided to get creative

The Club is pivoting in this time of upheaval to meet the community’s needs by creating a Micro-school to house some of the students who do not have an adequate place to learn or study with schools not currently in session.

So, with that having been said, beginning Monday, Aug. 17, the Club plans to dedicate space and resources to provide a place for 50-to-75 students from the local school districts of Savanna and Garden Grove to not only learn virtually on computers but to have on-hand educator-volunteers to give personal and individual help with homework.

The Boys & Girls Club is adhering to the OCPHD recommendations and only the participants in the program will be allowed in the building.

All participants will be Temperature-checked at the door and must wear protective face coverings while in the building (lunch excluded).

Previous to the current virus, our Computer room here at the Club has served our Club membership with computers to help students with their homework afterschool and so this new program we’re offering will do the same only with a new-type of venue, going from virtual to reality too.

However, the Club cannot do this alone, we are in need of help with Teachers and Instructional Aides. If you are interested in helping, please call Unit Director Joanna Succar at 714-891-0740 or email [email protected].

The Club is also in need of financial support to help provide these services, if you can help please text 2020 to 800-956-0521 with your gift or donation of any size.

This article was written by Elvin Campbell, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Stanton.

3 Comments

  1. This sounds like a wonderful program to help our local families. But how is it that a Boys n Girls Club can provide these much needed services, yet our local schools cannot?
    Makes no sense to me.

    1. Mariellen,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment on this article.

      My Snarky Self would answer your question by saying that the Boys and Girls Club can provide the program because it is not a government entity with unionized labor.

      My Fair and Balanced Self would tut-tut and say that I hadn’t fact-checked before answering.

      My Quaking in Her Shoes Self would worry that somebody would ask Governor Newsom that question, and he would respond by issuing an edict closing all such establishments as potential Super Spreader Sites — as soon as a legal definition could be devised so that the edict would have not have to narrowly and specifically close Boys and Girls Clubs.

      My Eyes Rolling in My Head Self would then wait to see who or what would become an unintended victim of the edict.

      Being so self-conflicted, I will refrain from answering.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

      1. Well said

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