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New Summer Camp Taps a Familiar Name

By Donna Furey | LB Indy The newly established Laguna Club opened last month and already has a following, with 45 out-of-school children enrolled in its summer recreation program. Half the youth are rotated daily between the club’s temporary headquarters at the Woman’s Club on...

Clinic Adds Health Services for Children

While continuing to operate its regular pediatric program, the Laguna Beach Community Clinic has delivered additional services to 247 children and adolescents to prepare them for the school year. The clinic also conducts athletic physicals for a number of young people...

Schools Partner with Boys & Girls Club

Staff from Laguna’s Boys & Girls Club is helping foster social skills in students during lunchtime at the district’s elementary and middle schools, according to a district statement. These efforts aim to help students develop connections with their peers and adults on campus...

Kids’ Counseling Offered at Boys and Girls Club

A free counseling group for children whose parents are divorced, separated, or currently not living together, ages 6-14, will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, Main Branch. The group will be lead by marriage and family therapist trainees supervised by Dr....

Safe Driving Endorsed at Boys and Girls Club

The local Boys & Girls Club is a recipient of safe driving program for teens provided by the UPS Foundation. The program taught by UPS employees trained as volunteer instructors is similar to safety training used by UPS’s own drivers, who are known for their safe driving. The...

Club Staff Trained in CPR

Doctor’s Ambulance Service trained 25 staff members of the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach with free CPR training this past June as a part of National CPR Awareness Month.   For more information about Doctor’s Ambulance, contact Amie Smith at [email protected]

Summer Programs for Kids Start Soon

Weekday summer programs at Laguna’s Boys & Girls Club from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. begin  June 25. Programs include a variety of activities for children and teens in grades K-12. The annual membership fee is $150, weekly fees are $100 and daily fees are $25. For more info, contact...

Teens Cook Up Their Own Tacos

Members of the Boys & Girls Club gained real-world work experience while partnering with their local Taco Bell for a fundraiser on Saturday, May 5, in support of the club’s Keystone Teen Leadership Program. The teens had the opportunity to sell a menu item they created at...

Community Datebook

  Labyrinth Reopens for Spring Meditation   Enter Neighborhood Congregational Church’s labyrinth Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to meditate on the seeds of transformation.   Transition Laguna volunteers return to continue transforming the church...

Sign-up for Girls Basketball

Registration for girls basketball for grades K – 9th has begun at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Player evaluations are mandatory and will be held the week of March 5-9 by coach Hans Laroche.   Weekly one-hour practices start on April 2. Volunteer opportunities...

Year’s Final Day Yields Gold for Non-Profits

While retailers and individuals by now have wrapped up the annual binge of gift selling and buying, leaders of some nonprofits are still anticipating crucial year-end gifts, many arriving in the year’s final hours, that keep their programs running. Even organizations with strong...

Smart Girls Race For The Cure

 SMART Girls from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach participated in the 3.2-mile Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure against breast cancer event in San Diego’s Balboa Park earlier this month.   The group of 10 girls raised $250 selling fruit kebobs and handmade tie-dyed...

Taco Bell Partners With Club’s Teens

A fundraising partnership between the Boys & Girls Club and the local Taco Bell franchise supported the club’s Keystone Teen leadership program. A portion of the proceeds from each purchase earlier this month went to help teens fundraise for the National Keystone Teen...

La Playa Center Opens

Pictured below are, the English-as-a-Second-Language school with free childcare at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.   Coinciding with the school year, the La Playa Center has also resumed classes, offering three levels of English as a second language instruction,...

Club Receives Challenge Pledge

Two anonymous donors pledged to match $25,000 in contributions raised by the Boys & Girls Club during its annual fundraising drive, which ends Nov. 25. Board members Donnie Crevier, Bill Wood, and Keith Swayne are just a few of the club alumni who credit the programs and...
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