Our outreach and special initiative programs focus on meeting significant, specific needs that have been identified by the Boys & Girls Club of Venice. Because their scope is broad, they relate to or complement several or all core program areas.
GANG PREVENTION THROUGH TARGETED OUTREACH
This community-based initiative targets young people ages 6 to 18 that are at high risk for involvement or are already involved with delinquency and gangs. Youth and teens are directed to positive alternatives, and learn about violence prevention. Our Club collaborates with local partners to mobilize resources, recruit hard-to-reach youth, mainstream them into appropriate Club programming and monitor their progress through individualized case management.
The Latino Outreach Initiative provides Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice with effective strategies to reach serve and empower Latino youth and families. Reaching out to the Latino community is accomplished by engaging Latino youth and families through word-of-mouth referrals, face-to-face contacts, community collaborations, special events and targeted programming. Programming gives young Latinos access to Club interest- and need-based programs to help them develop leadership abilities and strong decision-making skills.