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The Arts are one of the 5 core areas that are important to Boys and Girls Clubs. It is also important to me. It is where my passion is. I love to see member’s self-esteem grow with their creativity. I run a variety of programs including, Painting like the Masters. This teaches members the different styles of famous artists. Members are taught the different types of perspectives and brush strokes artists use. The basic ideas of background, middle ground and foreground are taught as well as the basic idea of aesthetics and design: line, form, function, and color. Members participate in the National Fine Arts Program which includes ten different categories and an In House Exhibit. Winning pieces are sent to the corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia for national judging. Winners receive a plaque and certificate signed by our Boys and Girls Club President Roxanne Spilette. Another great program is Image Makers. This is a Photography program that teaches members about perspective and how to tell a story through pictures. Members use both digital and 33mm film. An In House Exhibit displays their work and winning pictures move onto Atlanta.

Beginning Ceramics is a very popular program! Members learn how to work with Soldate 60, basic techniques of clay building, using a kiln and glazing techniques as well as how to throw on the wheel. My favorite program is one that I designed myself. It is a singing, acting and dancing troupe known as the BG Performers. Members are taught beginning acting techniques including warm up exercises that build, self-esteem, trust and group cohesion. Members are taught basic dance skills and are involved in choreography. Members also learn the basics of singing and once an act is put together we perform for the club parents and even Senator Barbara Boxer. I also run a Torch Club Program which instills in youth a sense of competence, a sense of usefulness, a sense of belonging, and a sense of power and influence. Members are aged 11-13 and work on projects that service the club and community. Members work on a National Project that can lead to monetary awards. Last year our Torch Club in cooperation with Ramona Elementary School performed a Beach Clean Up at Hueneme Beach. It was very successful. Members are always working on seasonal arts and crafts that are displayed throughout the club and attend many field trips.

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Rotary Club of Oxnard & Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard & Port Hueneme Young Professionals Network to Host 3rd Annual Wine & Art Trail in Downtown Oxnard
Oxnard Rotary along with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s Young Professionals Network will hold its 3rd Annual Wine/Art Trail—Rediscovering Downtown Oxnard, presented by Alert Real Estate Services, an event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs After-School Music Program. The event, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm will start in downtown Oxnard’s Heritage Square and feature an eight-stop walking tour. The trail will take participants through a fun tour tasting fine local wines and food offerings while enjoying the unique artists’ exhibits at each location. The tour will include Heritage Square, Rancho Ventavo Cellars, Downtown Center for the Arts, Carnegie Museum, Alert Management, Tomas Café, The Kitchen, Sugar Beets, and Fresh & Fabulous. The official wine sponsor of the event will be the wineries of the Ventura County Wine Trail.
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Fairwind Community Youth Intermediate Sailing Program for 2011
The Fairwind Community Youth Intermediate Sailing Program is a unique program developed by Fairwind Yacht Club (FYC), The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme (BGCOP), and D.R. Horton.   The objective of the program is to teach advanced sailing skills to youth in the local community.  The students will be drawn from […]
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OXNARD, Calif. – Southern California Gas Co. (The Gas Company) has awarded college scholarships totaling $3,000 to three Boys & Girls Club members and employees. Among the recipients awarded the $1,000 scholarships were: Edlin Marquez, who will attend UC Santa Barbara and Melody Rodriguez who is off to UC Santa Cruz in the fall. Among […]
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Boys & Girls Club Recognized Nationally for Putting Music into the Lives of Youth
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Receives National Merit Award from Boys & Girls Clubs of America On Friday, May 14, 2010 the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme received Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s prestigious Merit Award for Program Excellence in the Arts for its […]
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Boys & Girls Club Puts Music into the Lives of Youth
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s Peace Thru Music program provides free music lessons year-round at various sites Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s Peace Thru Music program announces open enrollment for local youth to participate in this free program for Boys & Girls Club members. The […]
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Boys & Girls Club Member Awarded Dwight Brydie Scholarship
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme is proud to announce Valerie Valdez as the 2010 recipient of the Dwight Brydie Scholarship. The scholarship was presented on January 20, 2010 at the California Workforce Association’s 10th Annual Youth Conference in Long Beach. The $1,000 scholarship is named in memory of longtime […]
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Welcome to the new positiveplace4kids.org!
Welcome to the new positiveplace4kids.org!  We have redesigned the site from the ground up to create a better experience for our members of the club, parents of the club, community members and visitors near and far!  Please browse around the website to look at all of the new things we have added!
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