OKLAHOMA CITY – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County and Bank of America announced funding to support the organization’s Club sites in South Oklahoma City, which opened to ensure Hispanic students can participate in school online and receive support.
Champions of youth
Held virtually on April 1, 2021, Champions of Youth raises critical funds for BGCOKC’s programs in addition to honoring both an individual(s) and company who have been a champion for the youth in our community. Additionally, attendees hear from BGCOKC’s Youth of the Year and witness firsthand the work the Club is doing to help all youth in Oklahoma County have great futures. This year, BGCOKC has the privilege of honoring David & Jean McLaughlin, the United Way of Central Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Past award recipients include Cliff & Leslie Hudson, Jim & Christy Everest, The McClendon Family, MidFirst Bank, and the Boeing Company.
Flight for Futures
Hosted by the Junior Committee every September, Flight for Futures raises funds and awareness for BGCOKC’s programs. Stow all of your fancy clothes in the overhead compartments and prepare to embark on a casual night of fun and aviation exposure! Attendees enjoy first-class tastings from some of Oklahoma City’s hottest restaurants while sipping on premium craft beer provided by COOP Ale Works. Each boarding pass enters you in to win a getaway trip for 2 for a vacation of a lifetime!
Youth of the year
Youth of the Year is the signature leadership development program that celebrates the lives of teen Club members who have overcome incredible odds to make a significant impact on their family, friends and community. With one-on-one mentors, teens receive training in public speaking, essay writing and team building all leading to the local, state, regional and national competitions. Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youth of the Year speaks annually at our Champions of Youth celebration in the Spring. Many BGCOKC Youth of the Year have gone on to win at the state and regional level, winning valuable scholarship money to further their education. Sergio Hernandez is BGCOKC and the State of Oklahoma’s 2020 Youth of the Year.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Boeing Company has committed to donating $60,000 to support the unmanned aerial vehicle program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County (BGCOKC). This program will provide an opportunity for members to learn higher-level math and science skills outside of the school setting.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Kevin Stitt, First Lady Sarah Stitt, and Secretary of Human Services and Early Childhood Initiatives Justin Brown announced yesterday $15 million in CARES Act Funds
OKLAHOMA CITY – MidFirst Bank has pledged $1 million to local Boys & Girls Clubs in Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver, Tulsa and Dallas to help kids and teens overcome challenges they are facing due to economic and racial injustices, as well as from the effects of the global pandemic.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County’s (BGCOKC) Board of Directors has announced that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jane Sutter plans to retire effective May 1, 2020. The Board is pleased to announce that Teena Belcik has accepted the position as the organization’s next President & CEO.
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