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© 2016-2020 Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley

HOW WE MAKE AN IMPACT

YOUNG PEOPLE
WHO NEED US MOST
OUTCOME-DRIVEN
CLUB EXPERIENCE

 

FIVE KEY ELEMENTS

FOR POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

HIGH-YIELD ACTIVTIES

TARGETED PROGRAMS

REGULAR ATTENDANCE

PRIORITY OUTCOMES
ACADEMIC SUCCESS
CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

ABOUT US

Founded in 1944, BGCSV is a non-profit youth development organization that offers innovative and effective afterschool and summer enrichment programs primarily for low income, at-risk Santa Clara County youth ages 6-18 years. BGCSV serves approximately 3,000 regular members at 13 Clubhouse locations in San Jose, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy. The majority of the youth we serve are living in economically depressed, high crime neighborhoods with an absence of adult role models or mentors.

Silicon Valley's future prosperity is dependent upon growing a middle-class workforce ready to meet the global demands of a knowledge-based economy. We know that the path to building our future workforce is preparing local youth with the skills required to succeed in college and a career. We aim to help close the opportunity gap to achieve greater economic, political, and social equality among disadvantaged youth and the communities in which they live.

BGCSV takes a holistic approach to creating well-rounded, confident, and healthy youth and aims to provide programs and services that speak to all aspects of a child's development. To achieve these goals, comprehensive curricula are provided within the following Core Enrichment Program Areas that address the academic, linguistic and cognitive growth, and emotional and social needs of youth. Core Program Areas are age and developmentally appropriate; are supportive of the diversity of children and families served, including culture and language; and are operationally efficient and effective.