Shirley Santos, Board President
for achieving the NJEA ETHNIC MINORITY AFFAIRS & LEADERSHIP IMAGE AWARD!
Connections is the voice of the Boys & Girls Club Movement. Published three times a year, it is distributed to Clubs free of charge. View the Winter 2016/2017 publication by clicking of the picture. See the amazing accomplishments of Youth of the Year finalist, especially our own Alexia L. (orange BGC t-shirt).
Former BGC Member & Youth of the Year 2014 & 2015
Cumberland County College Graduation Speaker of 2017!
Boys & Girls Club Teens Participate In Camp Old Navy
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Vineland’s Club Members recently joined the staff at Old Navy in Vineland, New Jersey, for "Camp Old Navy,” where they received hands-on job training and work force education. "Camp Old Navy” gives youth the chance to go behind the scenes and see what it takes to operate a business.
For the past seven years, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Vineland has participated in the program to assist teenagers in workforce development. This year eleven teens from our summer camp program participated in the event. They spent two hours with the store managers, assistant managers and floor staff in learning how to operate a cash register, customer service, inventory, store decorations (props) and more.
Camp Old Navy gives youth the chance to experience real world job training, and gives those of age the chance to apply for a position within the store.
Camp Old Navy is part of a multi-year/multi-million dollar commitment sponsored by Gap Inc. Gap Inc. partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and local Clubs across the country to create and implement a career-oriented initiative called CareerLaunch.
CareerLaunch provides a full range of career exploration and job skills experiences for teens, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances. CareerLaunch is designed to further encourage interaction between teens and concerned adults who serve as career coaches so young people can learn skills and potential career opportunities from real-life role models.