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2010.04.10 The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley 7245 Remmet Avenue, Canoga Park CA,91303. The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley sits in a challenging neighborhood for a child to grow up in, an area where its young residents are vulnerable to many negative socio-economic forces that often make growing up very difficult: • More than 60 percent of children in Canoga Park elementary and middle schools are enrolled in free and reduced-cost lunch programs.• There are only two after-school programs within a one-mile radius of the Club. • Out of the 2,500 members of the Boys & Girls Club of the West San Fernando Valley, 81 percent live in homes with an annual household income under $30,000. • Thirty-five percent of the Club’s children come from single-parent households. Organizations like the Boys & Girls Club are squeezed from two directions during challenging economic times: more young people are in desperate need of the Club’s services,including supportive adults and a safe, supportive environment, while at the same time,financial donations to support its activities are more difficult to obtain than ever. The need for a Boys & Girls Club in the area has never been more apparent and its focus on offering a place where children can experience a positive environment of friendship, playtime, and learning has never been greater.

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The Mission of the Boys & Girls Club of West Valley is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of America have been serving children and youth for more than 100 years. The Clubs have continually added modern concepts of management, operation and new programs in order to meet the ever-changing needs of members. The effectiveness of the organizations has enabled Clubs to serve a wide variety of youth.
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