Generation after generation, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco has been a trusted resource for kids and families in communities where our services are needed most. For 125 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco has continued to innovate and evolve to meet the needs of children and families. Each decade brought new challenges and opportunities – some local, some national, and some global. From the industrial revolution to the digital revolution, through two World Wars, the Great Depression and two devastating earthquakes, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco has been a force for good in kids’ lives.

125th Anniversary Videos

Celebrating 125 Years of Service to San Francisco Youth

To celebrate our 125th Anniversary, we created a special video to celebrate our many generations of Club alumni. While each of their stories is unique, they all share a powerful message about how “My life is better because of the Club.”

Meet our Alumni: Jezi Correa

BGCSF alumna and recent graduate of Sacramento State University, Jezi Correa, didn’t have a lot of stability growing up. In this video, Jezi shares her story about how the Club was like a second home to her.

Meet our Alumni: Nate Ford

BGCSF alumnus Nate Ford shares his story about memorable first-time experiences at the former Ernest Ingold Clubhouse, and also the mentorship he received from caring and loving staff.

Meet our Alumni: Fernando Aguilar

Fernando Aguilar is an alumnus of the Boys’ Club Mission Branch and Camp Mendocino. Growing up in the Mission District in a single-parent household, Fernando’s mother was busy working and attending night school. It was the one-on-one mentorship that Club staff gave him as a youth that helped shape his life and his character.

Meet our Alumni: Leroy Sims

BGCSF alumnus and Purple Kumquat co-founder, Leroy Sims, shares his story about joining the San Francisco Boys’ Club Mission Branch in 1946. We’re proud to recognize Leroy has dedicated 50 years of volunteer service in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

Meet our Alumni: Diamond Davis

Diamond Davis is an alumni of Excelsior Clubhouse. She faced a lot of struggles growing up in a single-parent home in Bayview-Hunters Point. Thanks to the Club, she found safe and creative outlets to express herself and ultimately shape who she’s become today.

Stay tuned as we share more videos of our alumni!

125th Anniversary Photos

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