Staff Appreciation Day Shows What Makes BGCSF Special

At BGCSF, our greatest asset is our people. On Friday, May 31st, we celebrated the outstanding staff who dedicate themselves to our youth at our annual Staff Appreciation Day.

Our Youth, Our City, Our Future

On Saturday, May 18th, we hosted our Annual Gala & After-Party at San Francisco’s historic Palace of Fine Arts. Centered on the theme of Our Youth, Our City, Our Future, the Gala attracted nearly 1,100 attendees who were shown the numerous ways BGCSF makes a difference in the lives of young people in San Francisco.

Sabrina M. Named 2019-2020 Pacific Region Youth of the Year

On Thursday, May 9th, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Citywide Youth of the Year from our Visitacion Valley Clubhouse, Sabrina M., was named the 2019 Pacific Region Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Kids Have a Blast at STEAM Fair

On Saturday, April 13th, BGCSF’s Excelsior Clubhouse held its second annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Fair. Organized by Keystone Club members from the Excelsior Clubhouse, this event featured fun, educational activities for the whole family.

BGCSF’s Sabrina McFarland Named California Youth of the Year

Sabrina and eight other accomplished youth from Clubs across California gathered in Sacramento for two and a half days for the competition. Sabrina now advances to the Pacific Region competition, to be held in Beverly Hills in May. The competition will feature teens from nine western states, one of whom will go on to compete in the National Youth of the Year competition in September 2019.

Volunteering with BGCSF: a Chance to Make a Difference

April is volunteer appreciation month at BGCSF, and we’re highlighting some of our motivated volunteers to show how they’re making a difference in the lives of San Francisco youth.

20 Reasons Why Working at BGCSF’s Camp Mendocino is the Best Job Ever

Camp Mendocino is BGCSF's home away from home, and we're looking for outstanding staff to help make Camp a fun, safe, and educational experience for youth this summer. Check out our 20 reasons why working at Camp is the best job ever!

Trades Fair Opens Doors for Club Teens

Recently, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco held our fourth annual Trades Fair at the Don Fisher Clubhouse, inviting youth from across the Bay Area to learn about prospective employers and the opportunities made available by learning a trade.

African American Male Initiative A Difference-Maker for Club Youth

Last fall marked the start of our third year running the African American Male Initiative, which aims to reverse negative trends for African American boys. Recently, we caught up with Harold Love, BGCSF’s Vice President of Club Services, to speak with him about the initiative's role at BGCSF.

Behavioral Health Services, a Critical Component in Youth Development

Since 2004, BGCSF’s Behavioral Health Services (BHS) has provided culturally competent, child-centered, and trauma-informed mental health support for BGCSF members. BHS is part of our Club communities, complementary to the work of our staff, and embedded into our after-school programming.

The Benefits of BGCSF Membership

A Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) membership includes a lot, and continues to be among the least expensive, highest quality program options for youth and families in San Francisco.

And The 2019 Citywide Youth of the Year Is...

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is pleased to announce that Sabrina McFarland from the Visitacion Valley Clubhouse is Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s 2019 Citywide Youth of the Year. Sabrina is a twelve-year member of BGCSF.

BGCSF Swim Alum Wins Collegiate Award

At Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, we’re dedicated to helping youth achieve the great futures they want in life. One of the ways we do this is through our sports offerings, which includes our exceptional swim program.

BGCSF Organizes MLK Day of Service

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco held an organization-wide day of service on Monday, January 21st as a demonstration of our commitment to Dr. King’s vision.

IT'S HERE! Check out the new kidsclub.org

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new kidsclub.org, the online home of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

Nutcracker Performance a Fun-Filled Affair for Club Youth

Recently, youth from our Don Fisher Clubhouse took part in SF Ballet’s Nutcracker Benefit Luncheon: Land of Dreams.

Youth of the Year Program Promotes New Voices in Leadership

Our annual Youth of the Year program is developing the next generation of leaders at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

Staff Spotlight: Carlton Eichelberger

With 20+ years of experience in youth development, Carlton Eichelberger truly embodies what it means to be a part of the team here at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF).

Our President's Speech at the 2018 Gala

At the 2018 Annual Gala, BGCSF President Rob Connolly gave an inspirational speech about how the Club helps create pathways to success for young people in San Francisco.

Learning to Swim: The life-saving skill that every child should have

Throughout the year, the Swim Academy at the Don Fisher Clubhouse helps kids of all ages learn to swim confidently.

A National Shame: Children Should Be in the Care of their Families

I’m appalled at what is happening to children in our country and you should be, too.

Catching Up with Two BGCSF Alums

Graduating high school is a huge step for many of our Club members. We recently caught up with two of our high school graduates to see how the Club prepared them for the big challenges ahead.

2018 Citywide Creative Arts Show

Congratulations to all of the amazing youth artists who contributed their exceptional art pieces and participated in outstanding performances during the 2018 Citywide Creative Arts Week!

A Hole-In-One for Kids

BGCSF's Annual Golf Tournament Wrap Up

Career Exposures

Connecting Teens with 21st Century Career Opportunities

Now Open!

BGCSF’s New School-Based Club: Beacon at Carver Elementary

Summer Programs Available for San Francisco Youth

Summer is fast approaching, and Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) is putting together a wealth of valuable programming for youth of all ages. With summer programming offered at 11 of our 14 Clubhouses and School-Based Clubs, BGCSF is an outstanding option for parents looking to provide a fun, educational environment for youth ages six to 18 over the summer.

A Hole-In-One for Kids

BGCSF's Annual Golf Tournament Wrap Up

2018 Citywide Creative Arts Show

Congratulations to all of the amazing youth artists who contributed their exceptional art pieces and participated in outstanding performances during the 2018 Citywide Creative Arts Week!

Our President's Speech at the 2018 Gala

At the 2018 Annual Gala, BGCSF President Rob Connolly gave an inspirational speech about how the Club helps create pathways to success for young people in San Francisco.

IT'S HERE! Check out the new kidsclub.org

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new kidsclub.org, the online home of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

BGCSF Organizes MLK Day of Service

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco held an organization-wide day of service on Monday, January 21st as a demonstration of our commitment to Dr. King’s vision.

And The 2019 Citywide Youth of the Year Is...

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is pleased to announce that Sabrina McFarland from the Visitacion Valley Clubhouse is Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s 2019 Citywide Youth of the Year. Sabrina is a twelve-year member of BGCSF.

Sabrina M. Named 2019-2020 Pacific Region Youth of the Year

On Thursday, May 9th, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Citywide Youth of the Year from our Visitacion Valley Clubhouse, Sabrina M., was named the 2019 Pacific Region Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Our Youth, Our City, Our Future

On Saturday, May 18th, we hosted our Annual Gala & After-Party at San Francisco’s historic Palace of Fine Arts. Centered on the theme of Our Youth, Our City, Our Future, the Gala attracted nearly 1,100 attendees who were shown the numerous ways BGCSF makes a difference in the lives of young people in San Francisco.