Trent Bryson Named President of Board of Directors for
Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach

Long Beach business owner and financial executive Trent Bryson was named president of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach. He will serve a two-year term, starting July 1, 2015, leading a group of 40+ volunteers who ensure the Clubs fulfill their mission to provide "a positive place for kids". The Clubs serve more than 4,000 children annually.

Trent is Chief Executive Officer of Long Beach-based Bryson Financial, which provides solutions for employee benefits, retirement plans and business insurance for clients nationwide. He's a father of two who grew up in Long Beach and has served on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach executive committee since 2010 and as a volunteer for more than 10 years.

"We are very excited to welcome Trent as board president," said Don Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach. "With his financial acumen and his passion for our mission, we look forward to his leadership that will help us get stronger and stronger in our commitment to serving children in the community."

Since opening the doors of the first club in 1939, approximately 220,000 boys and girls have been members of the Clubs, widely recognized as one of the top youth organizations in Long Beach. Today, three traditional Club sites, eight school sites, and three park sites serve approximately 4,300 Long Beach children each year.

Each year, the nonprofit agency must raise approximately $3 million to support its programs. In these programs, boys and girls get assistance with their homework, make friends, participate in sports and the arts and learn healthy life skills that help prepare them for adulthood. In recent years, the Clubs have increased their focus on leadership skills, career exploration and preparation for college. The Clubs are in the third year of providing a full hot dinner daily for every child. 

More About Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach (BGCLB)

Helping the city's underrepresented children and youth realize their full potential since 1939, the BGCLB was founded by community activists Maurice Bugbee and Carlton Wallace in an effort to keep young boys out of trouble and off the streets. The Clubs provided activities and programs that encouraged boys to grow into responsible, contributing members of the community. In 1991, the BGCLB expanded its reach to include underprivileged girls. As one of the oldest, most successful youth organizations in the area, the Clubs have served more than 200,000 youth in the most distressed neighborhoods of the city.

Today, approximately 4,300 boys and girls, ages 6-18, are Club members. Open Monday-Friday, the Clubs offer over 20 youth development activities in the Five Core program areas of Character & Leadership, Education & Career Preparation, The Arts & Culture, Health & Life Skills, Athletics, Fitness & Social Recreation. For more information on Club activities, membership registration, ways to support the BGCLB, volunteer opportunities and upcoming events, visit, or call Club headquarters at (562) 595-5945.

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