The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme has the only Teen ONLY Center in Ventura County. The Harriet H. Sammuelson “The Club” Teen Center serves teens ages 13-18 and is located in downtown Oxnard.
Tutoring Monday-Friday from 4:00-8:00 p.m..
Family Style Dinner served at 5:30 p.m.. Free to all Teen Members.
NEW Graphic Production Technology program taught by a credentialed teacher. The teens will get the opportunity to learn a skill trade in computer t-shirt printing, creating plaques, banners, stickers and transferring pictures on coffee mugs. Held on Wednesday from 4:30-7:30 p.m
Programs held at the Teen Center:
BE GREAT, GRADUATE
Ages 11-18 (grades 6-12)
This special initiative targets young people who are at risk of dropping out of school. Club staff and volunteer mentors are trained to use strength-based strategies and problem-solving techniques to build strong relationships with the youth to reduce the risk of school failure.
College Bound is a program designed to guide students through the process of reaching high school graduation and exploring options for attending college. Weekly workshops and mentoring will keep teens on track for getting their diploma and help prepare for the ideal college experience! Campus tours, college fairs, guest speakers and an introductory boot camp prepare teens for the adventure of furthering their education!.
This program focuses on career planning and management. How do teens get to where they want to go in life? Career launch will help them get there.
Building leadership through academic success, community service and career preparation is the focus of The Keystone Club! It provides opportunities for teens to get involved, strengthen leadership skills, help plan Teen Center events and fundraisers and help the community through service learning projects. Teens can join the club to challenge themselves while having fun and to make our community better! Also held at Nyeland Acres Center and Port Hueneme Clubhouse.
NETWORK FOR TEACHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP (NFTE)
Club members learn how to start their own business so they can be their own boss and are empowered to create their own successful career. While in NFTE, members learn what it takes to start and operate a business. After creating a business plan, members will present it to a panel of judges and compete for cash prizes. Participants can earn up to $500 for taking part in this program. Certain eligibility requirements exist
From entry level to advanced, our boxing program helps members get to their desired level of boxing skill. All boxing fees are included in the annual membership; however, teens are expected to provide their own hand wraps and mouthpiece.