The programs of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) impact the lives of young people by helping them to develop the values, skills, attitudes, character and behavior that enable them to succeed in life. So when youth leave the Club at age 18, they are “future ready,” with the ability to make positive choices and lead a self-sufficient life.
As funding in the schools is cut, many critical developmental programs can be found only at a Boys & Girls Club. For at-risk youth, access to these activities can mean the difference between a life of bad choices and a life of positive achievement.
Our Core Areas
Character and Leadership Development empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and other’s cultural identities. Clubhouse programs include: Youth of the Year, Keystone Club, Torch Club and Community Service.
Educational and Career Development enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines and apply that learning to achieve success in their future educational and career endeavors. Clubhouse programs include: Power Hour Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Career & College Prep, Money Matters, Technology Centers, Math/Sciences and Literacy, Achievement Matters, and more.
Health and Life Skills develops young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. Clubhouse programs include: SMART Moves, SMART Girls, Passport to Manhood, behavioral health services, healthy eating programs, dental and health screening, and much more.
The Arts enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing. Clubhouse programs include: National Fine Arts Contest/Art Show, National Photography Contest, Creative Writing, Poetry and Performing Arts.
Sports, Fitness and Recreation develops fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, teamwork, appreciation for the environment and social skills. Clubhouse programs include: Citywide Sports leagues, swimming, and non-traditional and non-competitive sports such as Judo.
We build our facilities and design our programs so that anyone, regardless of the options available to them, would send their kids to our Clubs. We believe our members deserve the best possible spaces to learn and grow—spaces that make them feel like the most valued and special people in the world.
If you are a youth-serving organization or local non-profit interested in renting our facilities, please review and fill out our Facility Usage Agreement. Available spaces include: competition-sized pool; craft shop; baseball field; arts room; and play yard. Please call (415) 445-5481 for additional information.