Canoga Park, CA — The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley received a $20,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank to support the Project Learn program. Project Learn is an after-school program that helps more than 550 school-aged children achieve academic excellence each year through homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring, and educational activities. It helps youth develop the skills and knowledge they need to grow into responsible, productive adults. Project Learn has been in existence since the Club’s inception in 1995. In a recent assessment of more than 100 youths along with their parents and teachers, kids who participated in Project Learn at the Club improved in all areas, including grade point averages, homework completion, work habits and general behavior.
The assessment was a survey conducted by Club staff under the leadership of its Programs Committee to evaluate the impact of our programs. According to Gary Thomas, Chairman of the Board of the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley, “Wells Fargo has graciously donated to the Boys & Girls Club for the past four years and we are very grateful to the members of the Wells Fargo organization for their continuing generosity and spirit of benevolence.“ The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley was founded in 1992 as a response to the local need for safe, healthy, productive activities for youths during non-school hours. There are more than 3,100 members of the Club. Approximately 150 children visit the Main Clubhouse in Canoga Park each day in addition to more than 550 children engaged in after-school activities at the Club’s five school sites: Blythe, Reseda, and Topeka Drive Elementary Schools; Hale Charter Academy; Canoga Park High School; and the affordable housing community of Tierra del Sol. The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley is located at 7245 Remmet Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91303. Telephone is 818-610-1054. The Club’s website is wvbgc.org. www. facebook.com/wvbgc