Pasadena Boys & Girls Club Youth Of The Year To Embark On Cultural Educational Expedition To China

April 18, 2017

Ivonne Gonzales

The Pasadena Boys & Girls Clubs “Youth of the Year” Ivonne Gonzalez is joining 22 other nominees to an all-expense paid trip to China for an international, cultural and educational expedition. This journey is a part of the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs taking the program to the next level!

The China Expedition is a creation by the fantastic partners of the Alliance who had a shared vision of helping the 23 Youth of the Year nominees to see beyond their communities and looking into a world they might never know. With the mission of promoting collaboration among Chinese and U.S. businesses, communities and stakeholders, the China Enterprise Council

helped with the platform to make this extraordinary experience possible.

Club members who earn the Youth of the Year title embody the values of leadership service; community service, academic excellence; and healthy lifestyles. They exemplify the critical impact that Boys Girls Clubs have on the lives of young people.

“This trip is paramount in changing the lives of the well-deserved nominees who I believe will build on this experience and in turn help their communities see beyond for cultural integration and appreciation,” states Mary Hewitt, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs. She went on, “schools don’t have the resources to maintain their art and gym classes, let alone send students on trips outside their community. These nominees are the best of the best, we are doing this to help students become global citizens, bring life to the subjects they learn in school, and expose them to new ideas and cultures.”

Brian Davis, Executive Director & CEO of the Pasadena Boys & Girls Clubs states, “Travel is a powerful agent for change. It broadens our horizons and helps us find our purpose. Think how travel has been a positive influence on your life and how it’s connected you to people and communities. We are thrilled with this opportunity for Ivonne.”

This trip is the first of its kind for the Boys & Girls Clubs to have all Youths of the Year travel together overseas. It would not be possible without the support of these incredible sponsors: China Enterprise Council, Coolpad, XIAMEN Airlines, BYD, International Vitamin Corporation, and COMAC America.

WANU Water Joins NBA All Star DeAndre Jordan to Hydrate Los Angeles Youths

WANU Water joined with Olympic Gold Medalist and NBA All-Star, DeAndre Jordan, and the American Diabetes Association of Los Angeles to donate 9,000 bottles of nutrient infused water to the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs with a mission of spreading healthier hydration to local youths.

For each point and rebound he scored during the February 19th NBA All-Star game, the LA Clippers star pledged 100 bottles of locally produced, WANU Water to the 23 chapters served by the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs. Jordan, the only representative from either Los Angeles basketball team, recorded six points and three rebounds, and immediately following the game decided to increase his donation to 1,000 bottles per point and rebound.

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February 25, 2017 –

Youth of the Year Career Panel Day at ABC7 studios with Elex Michaelson!! 

#GreatFuturesLA #BeGreatLA #YOY #ABC7

January 13, 2017 –

Jocelyn Woods shared her journey to becoming National Youth of the Year at ABC7 studios with Elex Michaelson!! You won’t want to miss this….

#GreatFuturesLA #BeGreatLA #YOY #MistyCopeland #ABC7

Getting Healthy

Sponsored by Aetna and ABC7 in partnership with the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs

January 13, 2017

Important public safety outreach program for Airbag Recall: Southern California. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an airbag recall.  We are working urgently to reach out to drivers of certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles and urge them to immediately take their cars to an authorized dealer for a FREE repair of potentially deadly defective airbag inflators.  
For Southern California residents, the situation is particularly urgent. Prolonged exposure to high heat and humidity degrades the chemical propellant in a defective airbag inflator over time, which makes it more explosive and increases risk of serious injury or death. 
Recall notices have been repeatedly mailed to car owners, but we know more must be done.
Airbag Recall: Southern California is a group of community organizations and leaders working to make people aware of the risk that they face driving in cars with defective airbags.   

Happy Holidays Everyone.

Former Boys & Girls Club Member Shaun White is at it again!

CLUBS, please send this out to all of your supporters to promote this HOLIDAY Event Fundraiser.  Tweet your support to @shaunwhite

Each Club that promotes the event through Social Media using hashtag @shaunwhite will be entered into a raffle for a special prize.


Please join Air + Style us as we give back this month. 15% of proceeds from December ticket sales will benefit our 3 LA-based non-profit partners: Boys & Girls ClubInner City Arts, and The Clubhouse at Expo Center. Air + Style is proud to partner with these organizations which provide young people the opportunity to experience music, sports, art, and technology.

Air + Style brings the snow to Downtown LA for a two day snowboard and music festival featuring Major Lazer, Flume, TV On The Radio, the world’s best snowboarders, and more. February 18 and 19, 2017 at Exposition Park. Tickets and info at The direct link to the Los Angeles event page is

Los Angeles County Alliance names Keynote Speaker for 2016 Teen Summit

On October 15th Ramsey Jay Jr. will take the stage to speak to our 1,200-1,500 teens. UCLA’s Drake Stadium will be the “home base” of this year’s event which will take the students to all ends of the campus. Ramsey Jay is an accomplished speaker, with a powerful message geared towards these young adults we care so much about!