Success Stories

What is your story? We want to know. Your experience with the Club has the power to impact and influence lives. Place all our stories together and we create one exquisite, colorful collage. Don’t be bashful, let your voice BE HEARD. To share your story, click here.

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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Over 50 years ago, when I was a boy, I attended the Boys Club.

My name is Charles ‘Clark’ Kent.  Over 50 years ago, when I was a young boy in Garden Grove, I attended the Boys Club with my younger brother, Gary.

I remember well how we would walk several miles to the Club just to play baseball for the fun of it.  My brother Gary never complained. During my time there, the baseball coach taught me how to pitch so well, that he would often ask me to let the batter hit the ball so that my teammates could field it.

My brother, Gary, wasn’t as talented and sat the bench all season. But he learned to always have a...
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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

I feel that Boys & Girls Clubs is a part of my life I can never forget and leave behind.

Many aren’t as lucky as me to experience being a part of a Boys & Girls Clubs for more than half their lives. Being a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove for eleven years has shown me its importance in my life.    

I began at Boys & Girls Clubs when I was in kindergarten. The reason I started going to the Club was because my parents needed a safe place for me to stay after school. Both of my parents worked late and weren’t able to take care of me and my older brother.

When I began attending the Club, I thought that I would never fit in, was...
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Sunday, 06 February 2011

Last summer, Readiness on the Road changed my child’s life.

Readiness on the Road is a helping hand which helps parents as they prepare their children for preschool, in a fun way.  It’s great!

My name is Gabriela Velasco and I have two wonderful children, Chantal Dimas (16 years old) and Jair E. Velasco (4 years old). I always heard wonderful things about Readiness on the Road and I have referred people to the program.

Last summer, Readiness on the Road changed my child’s life. When Jair was 20 months old, we were told he had speech delay and problems with fine and gross motor skills. But my husband and I never gave up...
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Monday, 02 August 2010

Keystone has given me so many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

Hello, my name is Tanya and I am a Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove member at Santiago High School.  I was introduced to Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove at Doig Intermediate by Mrs. Scherry. I joined my 7th grade year and have been in this program since then. To me, Boys & Girls Clubs has always been my home away from home. I enjoyed all the activities we performed at Doig and always had a great time with my friends.

My eighth grade year something amazing happened to me through Boys & Girls Clubs. I was given the opportunity to perform in front of hundreds of...
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Monday, 31 May 2010

It's a real dream come true. I had been given a second chance at life.

Hello my name is Maria and I am honored to share my story with your agency.  I am very pleased with all the assistance I received from all those involved.  

The experience was marvelous and thank God that He put these people in my path.  I am grateful to your organization and all those that collaborated, but above all to Chela Marin, who helped me and put so much effort into this process.                                                  ...
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