The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley was formed in 1968 by a group of community leaders who recognized the need for high-quality, affordable programs and facilities for area young people. The Club is a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, an organization with more than 4,000 clubs nationwide. Our two local clubs are governed by a board of directors comprised of outstanding leaders in the community.
Since 1968, the vision of The Club has been to provide every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future. Every day, The Club strives to improve each child’s life by instilling self-esteem, courage, and positive values through all of our educational programs. Nearly 2,100 young people between the ages of 7 and 17 are engaged in proven programs that reinforce positive values and provide avenues for personal growth and development. Our youth come to The Club to receive tutoring, homework assistance, computer training, sports, social recreation, education, mentoring, arts & crafts and so much more. Our members gain confidence by developing a sense of usefulness, competence and belonging.
We provide opportunities for young people to learn, explore, participate and contribute, as well as support that nurtures and helps them as they grow.
The Boys & Girls Club Mission is:
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
This is accomplished by providing:
- A safe haven away from negative influences
- An ongoing relationship with trained, caring adult role models
- Constructive, supervised programs that are sensitive to the needs of today’s youth
- Guidance and encouragement in educational and career endeavors
- Positive programs that encourage strong values, self-esteem and a healthy lifestyle
- A solid gang prevention and intervention initiative
- A vision of life beyond adolescence
- Facilitation and reinforcement of a positive peer group environment
- Family support
- Measurable outcomes
The Club is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization. People are often astonished to learn that membership in the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley is only $36 per year per child.
Financial support for The Club comes from a variety of sources. Private and corporate donations, grants and a very active foundation that puts on several large fundraisers each year, are the key to the success and financial stability of The Club.
The Club’s success also depends on the dedicated volunteers who make tremendous contributions of time and talent, with responsibilities ranging from board membership and technical expertise, to in-kind donations and services for our special events and fundraisers. Their commitment enables The Club to offer the most affordable and accessible quality youth programs in the valley.