Club receives grants for teen and mentoring programs

The Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis has received two grants, totalling $26,200, that will be used for teen programs and for youth mentoring.

The club received $11,200 from the Oregon Department of Education as part of the agency’s Mentoring, Monitoring and Acceleration initiative. The grant funds support mentoring in Be Great: Graduate, a program that pairs ninth-grade teens with staff and volunteers for guidance, support and tutoring as part of the club’s larger Teen Center program, T3: Training Teens for Tomorrow, which teens with their academic, career and personal development.

The club also received $15,000 from the office of Juvenile Justice through Boys & Girls Club National Youth Mentoring Programs. The grant will enable BGCC to continue to offer homework help, social and academic support to youth, ages 11-18.