I serve on the NextGen Leadership Council @ Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF). Our Council is raising critical resources for the Club. Please join me in supporting this vital work. BGCSF's primary focus is distance learning support, social emotional support, recreation, and daily breakfast and lunch. BGCSF has 12 locations open for young people to access the Clubs in person and two locations running virtually. We are serving more than 800 youth per week. Thank you for your support!
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is determined to do everything possible to provide our members with everything they need to learn, grow, and thrive. Although summer may look a bit different this year, our teams are working tirelessly to provide essential services to youth – so they can create memorable experiences despite these uncertain times.
But this work simply isn’t possible without the generosity of supporters like you. Please, will you give now to help us provide essential resources and support to our City’s most vulnerable youth?
As we navigate our way out of this pandemic, the Club’s primary focus is on support for distance learning, supplemental education services, wellness and mental health services, recreation, and daily breakfast and lunch. BGCSF has 12 locations open for young people to access the Clubs in person and two locations running virtually. Additionally, several specific programs across the organization are operating virtually.
Throughout the pandemic, BGCSF has held the health and safety of our youth and staff at the forefront of all our decision making. To stay safe, the number of youth served each day at the Club is limited, the Clubs effectively manage all necessary cleaning supplies and PPE and invest time and resources in staff training.
As long as we feel that BGCSF can function safely, the doors of the Clubs will remain open to the youth in our community who need us the most
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) is pleased to announce that its 2021 Citywide Youth of the Year, 17-year-old Deejay T., a three-year member of BGCSF’s Gateway High School Club, was named the 2021 California Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs on April 13.
Deejay competed with eight other Youth of the Year from across California for the State-wide title. Deejay now advances to compete for the title of Pacific Region Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs on May 12 and will receive additional college scholarships at that level. Five regional winners plus a Military Youth of the Year will continue on to Washington, D.C. in September 2021, to compete for the title of National Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Read more here.
Supporting Future Leaders: Providing a Platform for Youth Voice “I believe teens should be given a platform to share their unique perspective so they can shape the world around them. To do this, they need an extra investment from caring adults, like Boys & Girls Clubs staff.” - Tavi Baker Check out this blog written by our Citywide Director of Youth Leadership Programs, Tavi Baker!
Creating a safe space for kids starts with everyday vigilance and an organization-wide culture of safety At Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco safety is a core part of our culture. We understand and accept that we have a moral responsibility to protect children from harm. Read more from BGCSF President Rob Connolly on how we make safety our #1 priority here.