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New teen center opens at Brea Junior High

5 years ago by in ( News , Schools , Welcome to Brea )

Mike Harvey, Brea Olida High School grad, is the site lead director for the new Brea Junior High Teen Center.

New Teen Center at Brea Junior High: The Department of Child Care Services, part of the BOUSD, has been on all 6 elementary school campuses in Brea for many years. Within the past year the staff saw a need for an on-campus before and after school childcare program at the Junior High level. “according to Mike Harvey site director. “Pam Gallarda, Principal, and her staff have been amazing in welcoming us onto her campus. They have provided us with our own room, as well as on-campus resources such as the media center, our own textbooks, and access to the library. Our modest portable has been filled by our program with academic resources and games,  as well as a pool table, a ping pong table, a foosball table, and a Wii. We participate in all sorts of activities after school such as academic enrichment, homework assistance, gaming tournaments, long term projects, current events and news from around the globe, and projects that the kids love.

    We are especially proud of our involvement with Coach Jeff Miller, the PE Department Chair at BJH. Jeff came to me with an idea the first week of school to start a recycling program and change drive here on campus in which all proceeds go towards an amazing non-profit called “Drop in the Bucket”. This organization digs wells for less fortunate villages in Sub-Saharan Africa. Countries that have benefited from the program include Uganda and Sudan. It has been so fun to witness the 7th and 8th graders from our program and throughout the school donate their money and recyclables for a worldwide cause that is much “bigger” than they are. We plan to continue this program throughout the school year, while improving our campus and hopefully the lives of countless African citizens.” Mike concluded.
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