GREAT FUTURES START HERE.

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 these core area programs:

TECHNOLOGY

Empowering youth to create the future

Each Club provides members with hands-on, creative STEM programming, and gives them more access to tech programs unavailable to them outside of the Club. This sparks an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. Our STEM programs are either created in -house by trained Club staff or run in partnership with STEM focused organizations.
93% increased their understanding of computers and technology

EDUCATION AND CAREER

Empowering youth for successful futures

We enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines: writing, literacy, and math, and critical thinking skills. We also help youth explore career possibilities and prepare them for post-secondary education and/or employment.
100% of high school seniors graduated on time and now attend college

HEALTH AND LIFE SKILLS

Empowering youth to make healthy choices

Through health education, we teach our members how to nurture their mental and physical well-being. We work to develop members’ concept of self, social skills, and conflict resolution abilities. By setting personal goals with Club staff, our Club members learn to become self-sufficient and successful in their endeavors. Every day, we provide our Club members with nutritious snacks and create engaging activities in the kitchen to encourage Club members to eat, cook, and lead healthy lives.
88% improved their ability to make healthy lifestyle choices that nurture their well-being

CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP

Empowering youth to be tomorrow’s leaders

Throughout the year, Club members of all ages participate in skill-building community service and leadership programs. The experience of giving back teaches Club members the power they have to bring positive change to their community. Our Club members also develop a strong peer network, a deeper connection to their community, and an understanding of personal responsibility, social justice, and service through our leadership programs. By the time they leave the Club at age 18, youth are on a pathway to success, and contribute positive efforts to their communities.
92% said the Club helped them find ways to help their community

SPORTS, FITNESS, AND RECREATION

Empowering youth through good sportsmanship and discipline

All year long, Club members can participate in a wide variety of sports, including, but not limited to: basketball, soccer, football, powder puff, and hockey. Through sports, Club members have fun and learn the importance of regular exercise in a healthy lifestyle. We help members meet state physical fitness standards and address social-emotional development by building cooperation and team skills through structured activities.
98% increased their interest in physical fitness and sports

THE ARTS

Empowering youth to unleash their creativity

We develop Club members’ creativity, awareness, and appreciation of cultural diversity through the visual, written, and performing arts. Our Club members gain a hands-on exploration of history and culture in a variety of mediums spanning the range of the art world.
96% increased their desire to express themselves creatively

LEADERS IN TRAINING (LIT)

LIT is an advanced leadership program for teens age 14-17, providing skill development in Academic Success, Career Preparation, Community Service and Teen Outreach. Teens will be able to develop personal skills related to employment responsibilities, workplace behavior and gain work experience.
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Notice for Intent to Apply for 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley, in partnership with Alpha Public Schools, intend to submit an application to the California Department of Education for a 21st CCLC (ASSETs) grant. The grant will support an academic-focused after-school program for students at Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School. If you have any comments on the proposed program, please contact Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley’s Administrative Office at [email protected] or 408-957-9685. A copy of the application will be available for public review after submittal at the Alpha: Jose Hernandez Clubhouse (1601 Cunningham Ave.).

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley, in partnership with Downtown College Prep, intend to submit an application to the California Department of Education for 21st CCLC (ASSETs) grants. The grants will support an academic-focused after-school program for students at Downtown College Prep: Alum Rock & El Primero High Schools. If you have any comments on the proposed program, please contact Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley’s Administrative Office at [email protected] or 408-957-9685. A copy of the application will be available for public review after submittal at the DCP El Camino Middle School Clubhouse (1402 Monterey Rd.).