To inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring adults.
Founded in 1944, Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley (BGCSV) is a non-profit organization that offers innovative and effective after school and summer enrichment programs for low income, high risk Santa Clara County youth. BGCSV currently serves 3,000 regular members and more than 15,000 youth annually, ages 6-18 years old, at eleven (11) Clubhouse locations in San Jose. A chartered affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, BGCSV utilizes a proven youth development strategy that nurtures young people’s self-esteem by instilling in them a sense of belonging, usefulness, competence, and influence. Clubs engage youth in mentoring relationships with caring adults and offer age-appropriate and diverse programs provided by trained youth development staff, supplemented by hundreds of volunteers in the five core program areas:
Through daily participation in quality programs, Club Members develop important life skills and attitudes, and gain critical development assets.
These key elements drive our efforts and allow us to have a sustained impact on youth.