The Boys & Girls Club mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place to learn and grow … ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals … life-enhancing programs and character development experiences … hope and opportunity.
How Your Donation Helps
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula’s (BGCP) vision is for all youth of the Bay Area Peninsula to graduate from high school with a plan for additional post-secondary education or training. Over the past five years, in neighborhoods where less than half the youth graduate from high school, 85% of BGCP’s school site members have graduated from high school with a plan. BGCP is doubling high school graduation rates by implementing proven practices in strategic partnership with schools, families, government, corporations, nonprofits and volunteers. While most youth development organizations focus on motivated youth and are selective about whom they serve, BGCP serves all youth.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula provides places where young people aged 6-18 are welcome and can belong after school and all day during the summer. At each of the Club’s seven sites located in the most challenged areas of Menlo Park, East Palo Alto and Redwood City, California, trained and caring staff and a cadre of volunteers work through a broad range of programs to guide and inspire youth to develop the attitudes and life skills they need to thrive. The Club is regarded as one of the most comprehensive youth development organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Club’s programs focus on Academics, Science and Technology, Social Education and Life Skills, Athletics and Fitness and the Arts. Many of these programs are offered in partnership with local schools and other community organizations. The Club’s annual budget of $5.5 million this year is dependent on a balanced combination of support from individuals, foundations, corporations and public partners.
Menlo Park CA 94025