Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley
Pacoima, California, USA
MissionOur Mission is to enable young people, especially those furthest from opportunity, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. With a focus on prevention and assets-based program design, its activity array includes Education & Career Development, Sports & Wellness, Health & Life Skills, Arts, and Leadership & Character Development. The organization's core curriculum emphasizes social, cultural, emotional and educational growth among youth, ages 6-18.
What We DoBoys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley offers young people what they need and want most: adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves; and interesting, constructive activities that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits. All Boys & Girls Club programs are based on youth development strategies that build self-confidence and self-esteem and fosters a sense of belonging, mastery, usefulness and influence.
The Club is part of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous organizations that work to help young people of all backgrounds develop the qualities they need to become responsible citizens and leaders. It is facility-based; employs 23 paid professional staff members, supplemented by 10 part-time volunteers. It offers daily access to a broad range of programs and activities in six Core Program Areas:
* Education and Career Development
* Character and Leadership Development
* Health and Life Skills
* The Arts
* Sports, Fitness and Recreation
* Family Preservation
In specific response to the Northeast San Fernando Valley needs, Project Learn is part of an array of enticing and enriching programs offered daily at the Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley. The Club is open during after school hours, from 2:00 PM to 7:30 PM, M-F, and during Winter and Summer Breaks for full-day service.