The Friends of BGCSF

The Friends of BGCSF are a group of young professionals invested in supporting the youth of our community by advocating for BGCSF through volunteering, fundraising, and social networking.

What brings the Friends together is a common commitment to giving back to the community, and connecting with like-minded peers over a cause that makes San Francisco a better place to live.  Consider joining!

Become a Friend

STEP 1: Complete a Friends of BGCSF Membership Questionnaire.

STEP 2: You’ll be invited to schedule an interview call

STEP 3: Jump into Friends action!

Youth of the Year Alumni Mentor Program (pilot program)

mentor_program_cutting_fruitsYouth of the Year Alumni Mentor Program (YOYAMP) is a new program designed to connect Youth of the Year Alumni with young professionals to provide them with academic support, career advice, networking experience as well as life skill development.

This program is in its pilot phase.  We welcome mentor applicants ongoing and will look to match mentors with youth annually.  Commitment to the program entails a mentor training, monthly meet-ups, and quarterly events.

Boys Night Out & Girls Night Out

Make a difference, one kid at a time! Boys Night Out & Girls Night Out are the Friends’ signature volunteer events. Each year, the Friends help behind the scenes to plan these events and help to recruit 200 adults to be a “Big Buddy” for a Club kid for the evening.

These events are filled with laughs, games, food and prizes. These truly special events have become much-anticipated favorites of our Club members. It is a great opportunity for our kids to interact with caring, responsible adults from their community—someone who just might inspire them to think about their future and dream big.

Camp Mendocino Friends Weekend


Over a spring weekend the Friends group organizes another popular endeavor known as the Camp Mendocino Friends Weekend, held at our 2,000-acre residential summer Camp in Mendocino County.

The weekend consists of working together as a group to engage with kids and/or tackle small beautification projects, helping the Camp staff prepare for the summer influx of kids while having a whole lot of fun!

Learn More!

We are excited to welcome new members! We invite you to learn more by attending one of our Friends meetings or by attending one of our events. For more information about how you can get involved or to RSVP for the next meeting, contact Len Smolburd at