Assistance League of Ventura County

Girls Club/Teen Club

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As of March 13, 2020, the Girls Club/Teen Club is closed indefinitely.

Girls Club/Teen Club provides an after school safe haven and summer camp for girls attending elementary and middle schools in the city of Ventura.

Enrollment for the Girls Club/Teen Club is open to all girls who are in the 1st through 8th grades in local elementary and middle schools. Girls are welcome to enroll at any time, but official Fall registration for the after school program takes place in August. Summer Camp registration takes place in May. The after school program is now free of charge!

The Girls Club/Teen Club offers a wide variety of activities that support academic achievement and life skills such as cooking, sewing, dance and arts/crafts. They create fashions to model at the annual Spring Tea and Fashion Show, learn about nutrition and healthy choices, and find creative ways to earn money to support their many projects. There are weekly theme days, field trips, fundraisers and so much more.

For enrollment information, call 805-643-3408.

Each year former (or current Teen Club) attendees have the opportunity to receive scholarships from the Vivian Johnson Memorial fund that was established to assist girls with continuing education after high school. More information and this year’s application are below:

More information: Vivian Johnson Scholarship

Application: Vivian Johnson Scholarship

History

The first philanthropic program adopted by the Ventura County chapter of Assistance League was Girls Club in 1954. In 1960 the chapter acquired the house at 913 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura, which is the current location of Girls Club. In 1968 a Teen Club was added to the program in the adjacent house on Kalorama Street.

Girls Club/Teen Club provides an after school safe haven and summer camp for girls attending elementary and middle schools in the city of Ventura. It was established to give young girls and teens a safe, nurturing place to go after school and during summer breaks while enriching their lives through its many activities that are offered with an emphasis on self-respect and respect for others.

The Teen Club also benefits from special attention given to them by members of the chapter’s Nancy R. Brandt auxiliary, employed professionals who donate their time to share information about their careers with the goal of instilling in the girls a desire to pursue careers of their own and to obtain the education that will make that possible. Academic achievement, healthy eating habits, self-esteem, personal enrichment and empowerment are measurable outcomes that ensure the on-going success and high regard for this program.

The Girls Club/Teen Club serves dozens of girls in the after school program and summer camp. Families in our community who entrust the care of their daughters to the Girls Club/Teen Club value the personal attention given, the uniqueness of some of the programs offered and the importance placed on character development.

An alumna of the Girls Club/Teen Club recently wrote a letter of thanks to Assistance League members. She was seven years old when she first attended the Club and continued through her middle school years. She said, “The summers at Girls Club were some of the most special times in my life, giving me an opportunity to grow, try new things and be accepted for the girl I was and the young lady I was becoming. Thank you for all that you do. I’m happy today with who I am. And I’m who I am today because of Girls Club.”

Girls Club/Teen Club
913 East Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA 93001
gctc@assistanceleagueventuracounty.org
Girls Club – 805-643-3408
Teen Club – 805-648-5201

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Thank you for continuing to support Girls/Teen Club and making transportation to field trips possible!