We would like to acknowledge and thank the Shapiro family for continuously supporting our members and transforming lives. VBGC members, Daisy and Christian had the amazing opportunity to meet Mr. & Mrs. Shapiro who awarded them full college scholarships. Christian and Daisy will be enrolling in College Fall 2018.
Brent’s Club was created in 2013 in partnership with the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness. Brent’s Club is a substance abuse prevention and education program offered to members ages 10-17. The various components which make up Brent’s Club focus intervening early in a members’ development to strengthen protective factors against substance abuse and have been integrated into various areas which include weekly meetings, oral fluid drug testing, social skills counseling groups, community service, and incentives.
Brent’s Club weekly meetings are held once a week, typically on Fridays, and cover a range of topics. Every meeting focuses heavily either on alcohol and drug prevention, academic success, career exploration, or a combination of these.
Oral Fluid Drug Testing
Brent’s Club members are randomly tested on a weekly basis.
Social Skills Counseling Groups
Members are given the opportunity to participate in social skills groups where they learn skills that are important in forming friendships.
Members participate in a community service project each month. Some examples include: Dinner Service at the Midnight Mission, Community Clean Up’s, Letter Writing Campaign for U.S. Service Men and Women, Petition Signing to help the City of Los Angeles with implementing policy that will limit alcohol outlets, and more.
Incentives include a monthly celebration on the last Friday of the month in the Brent’s Club Department and weekly field trips and special events. Field trips have included visits to several college campuses, sports games, movie premieres, parks, visiting of businesses, theme parks, museums, galleries, and much more.
By Phone: (323) 269-3177
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The ultimate goal of Brent’s Club is to support the development of healthy, productive, and substance-free youth.