PG&E Interns Complete Summer Program at Shriners Hospitals for Children
August 18, 2014
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – Working in partnership with PG&E and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento, the Northern California Shriners Hospital provided volunteer opportunities for seven youth living in Sacramento’s urban core this summer. The youth volunteers began their placements on June 23 and spent six weeks assisting with daily tasks at Shriners, learning the basics of job skills and gaining work experience. The seven Shriners Hospital PG&E interns were among 55 Sacramento youth selected to participate in the program. Each spent 20 hours a week volunteering at the hospital during the six-week term. They sharpened their job skills in many different hospital departments, including Development, Clinical Lab, Finance, the Referral Center and Nutritional Services. The experienced allowed the summer interns to work with professionals in each department and gain knowledge of the skills needed for success in the healthcare arena. The interns were able to ask questions and develop an understanding of the needed skill sets and attributes to become successful professionals in the future.PG&E partners with the Boys and Girls Club to recruit youth for the program, which is designed to provide youth with intensive pre-employment training and exposure to the workplace. In addition to the volunteer placements, the youth interns participated in workshops where they learned how to complete a job application, write a cover letter and prepare a resume.
Juvenile Hall Open House
August 9th, 2014
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento is thrilled to partner with the Sacramento County Probation Department to offer a full Boys & Girls Club program to youth in custody in Juvenile Hall. Over the past several months the club and probation staff have transformed an entire unit into an inviting, bright, dynamic Club space to offer programs and activities that will instill good character and citizenship, help youth to make smart and healthy life choices, and provide them with opportunities for education and career development. Participation in Club programs is a privilege reserved for youth in the hall who have earned enough positive points during the week, and it is utilized by probation staff as an incentive and strategy to mitigate negative behavior incidents.
Boys & Girls Clubs would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Vision Service Plan (VSP) for coming and providing greatly needed health care services to our young people and families, many of whom would not have ACCESS to the services if it was not for the VSP Mobile Clinic. More than 40 VSP representatives including Erin Allen, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento Board Member, volunteered a total of 2 days for 20 service hours, providing free eye exams and prescription glasses to those in need. In addition, the volunteers gave back by interacting with youth through art activities, rejuvenating the garden, Zumba, providing lunch for all and so much more. Below are the collaboration’s amazing results:
65 low income youth and adults received vision health services
46 pairs of glasses were made and distributed to youth and their families
71% of individuals seen were in need of glasses and received them!
Announcing our Brand New Public Service Announcement!
Our new promotional video was expertly and kindly produced by Runyon, Saltzman and Einhorn and features many of our talented members, caring staff and our CEO, Maureen Price. This video was debuted to our 300 guests who attended Broke Ball FIESTA!