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From left are Mark DeWitt, Director Monte Vista B&G Club; Yuana Throne, Development Coordinator; Martina Virrey, DVI CRM and Paulette Petrovic, Operations & Admin Support.

By Lt. Christene Zoucha, AA/PIO
Deuel Vocational Institution

Students in need of help were provided some relief thanks to the generosity of the staff at Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI). In July and August, staff collected backpacks and supplies. While school started late July and early August, DVI staff kept the drive going through Aug. 31.

The backpacks and other school supplies are provided to over 900 hundred students throughout the nine Boys & Girls Clubs of Tracy.

The B&G Clubs at its main location has an inclusion club: “Boys & Girls Clubs of Tracy is honored to serve youth in our community with disabilities. We know that trust is a key factor for parents that give us the opportunity to care for their child and we have been serving youth with disabilities for over 20 years with great success,” the club notes.

The club offers sports leagues designed for youth with disability, helps students work on health and life skills, teaches them some basic simplified cooking skills, offers arts and crafts as well as games to help develop cognitive and fine motor skills. Field trips are offered two to four times per year and children are provided a daily free healthy meal.

DVI is proud of their long tradition in supporting the Boys & Girls Club.

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