EMERGE STRONG | STAND WITH KIDS
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
Deejay T. from the Gateway High School Club named 2021 Citywide Youth of the Year! On Thursday, February 4th, Gateway High School Club member Deejay T. was selected as BGCSF's 2021 Citywide Youth of the Year during the 13th Annual Charles Schwab Youth of the Year Virtual Celebration. As the Citywide Youth of the Year, Deejay will receive a college scholarship worth $10,000 and continue on to compete in Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Northern California Youth of the Year competition. Read more here.
Learning Loss During Covid-19 Is a Real Concern. Our Team Found a Way To Help. Citywide Director of Education Brian Sauer shares some of our key successes in helping combat the long term effects of the pandemic on students’ learning, by transitioning to virtual and distance-learning support, strengthening our relationships with schools, and maximizing our incredible bonds with youth. Read more here.
2020 Citywide Youth of the Year Kionna on What the Club Meant to Her Matt Henry, Clubhouse Director of the Greater Visitacion Valley, recently caught up with 2020 Citywide Youth of the Year Kionna — a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley studying political science — to learn more about what the Club meant to her and why, as a young leader, Kionna is driven to speak up for meaningful change. Read more here.