The types of programs that will receive assistance include:
• Family community engagement activities to support family bonds, mental health and well-being (p.
• Equipment purchases for the youth program.
• Enrichment summer activities for young people, such as the Marine Science Center programs.
• Family stability supports for intergenerational family programs.
Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis
Helen Higgins, CEO of the club, who received $ 100,000, said “the grant will support summer enrichment for students in Grades 1 to 12, with an emphasis on SEL (social and emotional learning), catching up with COVID learning loss children and preparing them for the upcoming school year after more than a year without in-person lessons. “
OCF funds will also support reduced rates and scholarships for low-income families.
“We have noticed a delay with children who have not participated in any program in the past year and more compared to children who have participated in our program,” said Higgins. “It changed the nature of our work towards more basic things like keeping our hands on ourselves, dealing with emotions and impulses and making friends.”