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To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.



To be the premier youth development organization in the region by providing a world-class Club Experience throughout the entire enterprise and strategically expand services to more youth and families through collaborative, community partnerships ensuring all members graduate from high school on time with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.



The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme help youth reach their fullest potential through a positive environment, lifelong learning, and quality programs dedicated to the arts, education, character and leadership development, health and recreation.



To America’s youth…
To provide a safe, positive place and have a significant impact upon their lives.

To the Nation…
To uphold high ethical standards in all areas, especially in overseeing our finances, reporting data on membership and community outreach, being good stewards of the donor dollar, and representing ourselves to the public.



The Boys & Girls Clubs in Oxnard and Port Hueneme has been providing quality programs to youth since 1954. The clubs came together in  1997 to become the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. In 2023, BGCOP opened it's 22nd location, the Port Hueneme Teen Center. 

The historic club located on 7th street reopened on June 11, 2007, as the Harriet H. Samuelsson Teen Center, 53 years after it had originally opened. The Martin V. Smith Clubhouse opened in October of 2001. The Port Hueneme Clubhouse has operated continuously. To serve the kids that need us most, BGCOP has opened smaller satellite clubs; the Reiter Family Youth Center in Nyeland Acres, the Ormand Beach Club in partnership with Many Mansions, the Squires Club in partnership with Oxnard Public Housing Authority and the Port Hueneme Teen Center. In addition, the first club located in a Juvenile facility in the state of California opened in January 2007 at the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility.

BGCOP also operates clubs on numerous campuses across the Rio Elementary School District, the Ocean View Elementary School District and the Hueneme Elementary School District. 

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