Grand Opening of the Boys and Girls Club Port Hueneme Teen Center
On February 1, 2023
Since 1954, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s mission
has been to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need services
most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. A
member of the National Boys & Girls Clubs of America, The Boys and Girls Clubs of
Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme (BGCOP) is an important community resource for the
positive development of youth ages 6-18 years old, particularly those in underserved
In an effort to serve teenagers in the Port Hueneme community, representatives from
BGCOP and City of Port Hueneme partnered to develop a Teen Center within the Orvene
S. Carpenter Community Center (550 Park Avenue). The Center will provide a dedicated
space for education and career support, character and leadership development, health
and life skills, arts, and recreation as well as social/emotional health for Port Hueneme
teens and adolescents to recover from the disruptions caused by COVID-19.
BGCOP will staff the Teen Center with a Teen Program Specialist and Youth
Development Specialist during the center’s hours of operations, which consists of
four hours per day Monday through Friday. In addition, the Teen Center will be
served by a specialized math and specialized English tutor to assist with
homework. Staff will be overseen by BGCOP’s Director of Programs and Director
Engaging Port Hueneme teens from the onset is critical for the success and
stewardship of the program. A Teen Committee was organized by BGCOP and
consisted of Port Hueneme teens and adolescents, BGCOP Staff, City of Port
Hueneme Staff, and stakeholders which provided direction for the selection of
amenities and features that were included the classroom remodel.
The City of Port Hueneme provided the space necessary at the Orvene S. Carpenter
Community Center to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme for
exclusive use for a period of 10 years. The City of Port Hueneme provided $25,000 to
remodel the existing space to accommodate teen centered programing. The remodel
included purchase of necessary furniture, equipment and technology.
The new Port Hueneme Teen Center will be open Monday – Friday from 3:00 pm – 7:00
pm except major holidays and will serve teens from ages 13-18 years old. The soft open
date is Tuesday, January 17, 2023 and a grand opening is set for Wednesday, February
1, 2023 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm.
Please join us at the new Port Hueneme Teen Center located at the Orvene S. Carpenter
Community Center, 550 Park Avenue, Port Hueneme for this amazing grand opening
For questions, please contact The City of Port Hueneme Recreation & Community
Services at (805) 986-6542.