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OPPORTUNITY GAP

Low-income students have less access to academic opportunities compared to their higher-income peers. This is especially true in the summer. The lack of summer learning accounts for half of their achievement gap.

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ACHIEVEMENT GAP

Throughout the summer, low-income students lose more than two months of math and reading skills, while their middle-income peers make gains. This creates an achievement gap that we can’t ignore.

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WEALTH GAP

As students go from grade to grade, the achievement gap gets wider. As adults, the low-income students take lower skilled jobs, creating an increasing wealth gap and continuing the cycle with the next generation.

Help us reach our goal of sponsoring each of our 1,105 students this summer

Disrupt the Gap challenge begins on June 1, 2018

Each gift will be matched by Sobrato Family Foundation!

The Sobrato Family Foundation approved a 2:1 Challenge grant if the gift meets the following criteria:

· A cash gift from a first-time donor will be matched 100%
· A cash gift from a lapsed donor (who has not donated in 12+ months) will be matched 100%
· A cash gift from a current donor will be matched 100% by the increased portion of their most recent gift.

Silicon Valley is a hub of growth and innovation. But for some, opportunity isn’t so accessible. Low-income kids in Menlo Park do not have access to as many learning opportunities as their higher-income peers. That’s why the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula partnered with Ravenswood School District to create the Summer Learning Academy. An academy in which, every day, low-income students receive three hours of instruction in math, reading and science from certified teachers and five hours of enrichment.

This summer, 1,105 rising 1st-5th grade students will participate in BGCP’s Summer Learning Academies in East Palo Alto, eastern Menlo Park, and Redwood City. The Academies serve students at six school sites: four Redwood City School District schools, and two Ravenswood City School District schools.

Students receive 3.5 hours of math and literacy instruction delivered by certified teachers every morning, followed by 3 hours of innovation-themed enrichment in art, science, and outdoor activity every afternoon though our partnership with Galileo Learning. District teachers lead daily instruction with support from BGCP instructors and trained volunteers in each class, allowing for a student-to-instructor ratio as low as 5:1.

Programming occurs Monday through Friday, from 8am to 4pm, over five weeks, providing over 150 hours of learning for students who would otherwise not have access to structured summer programming that prevents learning loss.

Amount Raised

  • 306 students

Amount Required To Reach Our Goal

  • 797 students

Disrupt the Gap challenge ends on July 31, 2018

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Our Goals For The Summer

Preventing summer learning loss:

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80% of students avoid summer learning loss

Increasing academic achievement:

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50% of students demonstrate an increase in writing skills

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65% of students demonstrate an increase in math skills

Providing a positive, engaging environment:

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80% of students report feeling safe at the summer program

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80% of students agree that the summer program is fun

Developing trusting adult relationships:

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90% of students identify BGCP staff as caring, supportive adults

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Thank you Selena from WILD 94.9 for spending time with our students at the East Palo Alto Clubhouse and helping showcase their talent and dreams on the radio. Here is the video of the party we threw in the EPA Club music studio with Selena: lnkd.in/ghpd2ymLearn more of how Selena is partnering with the East Palo Alto students here: lnkd.in/gtHxgRg iHeartMedia San Francisco iHeartRadio

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Selena is in East Palo Alto at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula! Check out their music studio!
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1 month ago

This past Saturday, BGCP Culinary Arts students celebrated a year-long partnership with Hidden Villa by catering their annual banquet. Guided by BGCP's own Chef Derrek, culinary students from our Redwood City Clubhouse prepped, cooked, and served food for a couple hundred guests, all while educating them about our vibrant local food system. On an average day, you can find these students learning how to cook healthy and delicious meals in the clubhouse's newly renovated commercial kitchen. That is, when they aren't at Hidden Villa learning about sustainability and food justice. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

This summer five BGCP students had the opportunity to intern with staff at YouTube. There they learned important professional and technical skills that will benefit them through college and their future careers. Here they are with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki who offered advice about pursuing careers in tech. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

This summer five BGCP students had the opportunity to intern with staff at YouTube. There they learned important professional and technical skills that will benefit them through college and their future careers. Here they are with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki who offered advice about pursuing careers in tech.
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I added a video to a @YouTube playlist BGCP Women's Leadership Breakfast 2018 Panel Discussion

I added a video to a @YouTube playlist Cherie Mz Chillin' Kabba Spoken Word

I added a video to a @YouTube playlist Esme Ortiz on BGCP's Mission

Today, we want to congratulate Community Quarterback Award finalist Jeff Williams and commend him for all the great work he's done with #TeamBGCP @BGCP.

Here he is pictured presenting at his annual Shark Tank event and teaching teenage students how to properly shake hands 🤝

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