Teens

WELCOME !

If you’re a student between the ages of 13 and 18, a full-range of special activities and programs has been designed just for you. The Club is a safe place where you can come to hang out, have fun and spend time with friends. Plus, most of our Clubs have dedicated Teen Centers serving teens only, as well as weekly teen nights.

The Club is open every day after school, on most holidays, and throughout the summer. So, just call or stop by one of our locations to become a member. We’ll be happy to give you a tour and assist you in completing a membership form.

FEATURED TEEN PROGRAMS

 Teen programs and activities will help you succeed in school, explore careers and find employment, stay healthy, pursue diverse interests and have fun while you’re at it! Programs include:

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CAREER CONNECT

Our teens participate in career development programs that improve their leadership skills and professional competencies while exposing them to careers in some of the fastest growing industries in the Bay Area.

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MONEY MATTERS

Developed by Charles Schwab & Co., Money Matters helps teens gain financial literacy skills. The program allows teens to explore fun ways of learning the difference between financial needs and wants, how to create a personal budget, and wise use of credit, savings and investment.

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KEYSTONE CLUB

Keystone is a national Boys & Girls Clubs of America program that encourages teens ages 14 to 18 to become leaders in their communities. Members participate in a national service project and are required to raise $3,000 annually, to qualify for participation in the Regional and National Keystone Conferences.

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YOUTH OF THE YEAR

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Youth of the Year Program works with teens who have been identified by Club staff for their outstanding work in academics, community service, character development and service to their Club.

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COLLEGE PREP

Teens gain time management skills, attend local college fairs, receive support filling out college applications and FAFSA forms, and gain exposure to grants and scholarship information. They are also eligible for free SAT test prep classes. College Prep culminates with a College Tour during spring break.

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TEEN STAFF PROGRAM

The Teen Staff Program provides on-the-job training and support for teen members at the Club. All teen staff make a one-year commitment to serving their Club and participate in monthly trainings on topics such as public speaking, effective facilitation, and boundaries.

Other teen programs include: Performing Arts, Girls-Only Sports Leagues, Teen Nights, BGCSF Job Readiness Programs, High School Exit Exam Prep, Resume Writing, Torch Club and Leaders in Training (LIT) Positions at Camp Mendocino. For more information about teen programs, please contact LaCresha McManus, Director of Citywide Teen Services, at lmcmanus@kidsclub.org or 415-445-5432.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco seeks to provide financial support for members who have made the commitment to academic success and service to their Club/Camp and community. Through generous donations, we are able to offer several scholarships annually to members who wish to pursue a post-secondary education.

We also help our members seek out and apply for additional scholarships, as well as provide financial support for college application and testing fees. This year, our members received over $300,000 in academic and sports scholarships. Read more about our members’ Academic Success.

For more information about scholarships, please contact Brian Sauer, Director of Citywide Education, at bsauer@kidsclub.org or (415) 445-5414.

Helpful Links for Teens