News For Our Partners
August 25, 2014
Last week, the Board of Directors for Kids Korps USA announced that they will merge into the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. Through this merger, the Kids Korps USA mission, members and services will be better leveraged and achieve economies of scale under the Boys & Girls Clubs infrastructure. The creation of a vibrant and leading volunteer organization is an important initiative in our strategic plan. For that reason, we aggressively pursued Kids Korps when the opportunity presented itself. We are deeply committed to continuing the legacy of Kids Korps USA and offering youth and their families’ valuable opportunities in making a difference in the lives of others.
In case you are not fully aware of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, please let me introduce you to our organization. We were founded in 1966 with a focus on providing positive activities to develop the education, health, self-esteem and character of youth. Today, the organization is one of the most successful Clubs in the country serving more than 20,000 youth in the San Dieguito community to include Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas and Solana Beach. We currently operate seven (7) branches offering exceptional, quality programs for youth including two Centers for a Healthy Lifestyle, Youth Arts Academy, Big 8 Middle School Sports and the Carmel Valley Montessori School. The addition of a vibrant and leading youth volunteer program through Kids Korps will strengthen our mission and provide even greater opportunities to youth. For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, please visit us at www.BGCSanDieguito.org.
Strategically, we plan to retain the powerful brand, Kids Korps, re-launch it under our umbrella and expand our coverage and offerings for youth to include all of San Diego County. While we plan to get initiated in a controlled, methodical fashion, our growth plans will be accomplished and realized through partnerships with other Boys & Girls Clubs and youth organizations such as YMCA, United Way and San Diego Connect, to name a few. The Executive Director for Kids Korps, Kelly Henwood, and I are actively working through the business model, processes and timelines for the integration. This will likely take up to three months as details and full assumptions of the Kids Korps programs are worked on to best serve its members and their needs. Your patience is greatly appreciated.
I appreciate your involvement on Kids Korps and support for the youth we serve and try to impact each day. Our vision at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is to provide a world-class Club experience that assures success is within the reach of every young person who enters our doors. We strive for all members to have the opportunity to not only progress their education but plan for their future, while learning to demonstrate good character, citizenship and how to live a healthy lifestyle. I sincerely ask you to remain engaged, make a difference and bring about greater impact.
If you would like to know more about the organization, wish to get a tour and witness the magic that happens behind our doors or learn about the strategic vision for the Clubs, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858.793.1699. On behalf of the numerous children and families we serve, thank you for all you do. I look forward to working with you as we develop the next generation of youth volunteers.
David H. Crean
Chief Executive Officer
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito