Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana Partners with Next Up Foundation
Santa Ana, CA, March 2012- Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana in partnership with Next Up Foundation, proudly announces their new Skateboarding Program at Sierra Intermediate Preparatory Academy’s After-School Program Site. This innovative program integrates a traditional Skateboarding Program with the added benefits of mentorship, character development, goal setting, confidence building and becoming powerful team players.
About Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana provides a positive, healthy learning environment for children in one of the most disadvantaged communities in the United States. Since 1954, the Club has brought stability to neighborhoods that have seen drugs, teen pregnancy and gang-related violence rock their foundations. With each year that passes, our curriculum takes progressively longer strides toward strengthening the academic aptitude, the physical fitness, the health awareness and the career ambitions of Santa Ana’s children, preparing them to graduate high school and become productive citizens.
Our Club operates out of our central site, a 25,000 square-foot building, additional, we run five satellite sites at area public schools. Through services provided at these sites, we reach 2,700 children each year. Engaged, passionate, well-trained adults at each site provide monitored academic support, organized physical activities and life-applicable enrichment courses for every child.
We keep costs at $1 per month per member at the Club, which includes every afternoon throughout the entire year, and attendance at all satellite sites is funded by the Santa Ana Unified School District. Extended 12-hour days are available during the summer months, during which time lunch is served free-of-charge. The availability of scholarships ensures that no child is ever turned away.
The Club is more than a haven; it is an opportunity for children from disadvantaged circumstances to move forward as students, athletes, artists and citizens, down paths to bright futures for themselves, their families and their community.
To learn more about The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana please visit: http://www.boysandgirlsclub.com/
About Next Up Foundation
Next Up Foundation is here to serve as a resource for kids and teens in undeserved communities providing guidance through action sports activities, supplying athletic equipment, mentoring and supervision. Next Up Foundation’s purpose is to help kids reach their full potential, inspiring them to lead healthy and successful lives while providing habit forming exercise activities and social interaction through the sport of skateboarding.
At Next Up Foundation we take a hands-on approach to teaching youth and adolescents the fundamentals of goal setting, confidence building, and becoming powerful team players.
Our programs objective is to demonstrate through sports and leisure activities that, like in life, if you set specific, attainable goals and approach them with optimistic determination you can not only achieve but can exceed your own expectations.
Next Up Foundation provides the backdrop for kids to discover they can set and achieve their goals, they can overcome obstacles. We at Next Up Foundation also utilize the power of role models from our team of volunteer skateboarder to bringing professional athletes to interact with the participants and serve as examples of success.
Next Up Foundation aims to make a positive impact in the lives of today’s kids while helping foster tomorrow’s role models.
To learn more about Next Up Foundation, please visit http://nextupfoundation.com/.