Upcoming Events

In response to the broader community's desire to support and empower our young people, especially our Black youth and youth of color who deserve an equitable path to success, BGCSF's NextGen Leadership Council invites you to join these upcoming virtual events, which aim to bring the community together and share about the important work of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

Identity and Pride: Youth Art Show

June 18 - July 14, 2019
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

With artwork developed by youth members of BGCSF’s Citywide Arts Program, the exhibition offers a glimpse into the perspectives of youth ages six to eighteen from across San Francisco. Through different artistic mediums, the show explores broad themes of identity including gender, ethnicity, culture, community, and love. The exhibition also includes a showcase of youth artwork repurposing the iconic rainbow pride flag in celebration of the 49th Annual SF LGBT Pride Parade and Celebration.

Learn more

46th Annual Golf Tournament

August 26, 2019
The Olympic Club

Golfers will spend the day playing on the scenic Lake and Ocean Courses before joining us for a special wine tasting and silent auction. All proceeds from the event will directly support our academic and college prep programs, ensuring more youth in San Francisco can embark on the next chapter of their lives confidently and successfully.

For sponsorship information contact Jamin McVeigh at jmcveigh@kidsclub.org.

Learn more

Halloween 5K

October 19, 2019
Crissy Field

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco partner with Sports Basement for this fun-filled 5K. This year's event takes place on October 19 at Crissy Field (in front of Sports Basement’s Presidio location) and is open to all ages. The 5K event will start at 9:30 a.m., and the Kids’ 1 mile event will start at 9 a.m. All participants are encouraged to get into the Halloween spirit and run in their favorite costumes.

Charles Schwab Youth of the Year Luncheon

FEBRUARY 5, 2020 | 11:30AM - 1:30PM
SAN FRANCISCO MARRIOTT MARQUIS

Join us for an inspiring lunch to celebrate the achievements of Club members who have distinguished themselves through perseverance, academic achievement, community service, and outstanding leadership. For sponsorship information, email Jamin McVeigh at jmcveigh@kidsclub.org.

Kids Night Out 2020

EVENT CANCELLED
Kids Night Out is a fun-filled evening that connects youth to adults in the community. Kids Night Out matches 150 youth and 150 adults for a special mentor-like evening. The event is an opportunity for our Club members to meet, dine with, and interact with a caring adult from their own community or beyond—someone who might inspire them in new ways!

Annual Gala

EVENT CANCELLED
BGCSF's Annual Gala & After-Party is not your ordinary gala! This event brings together over 1,000 of the City's prominent corporate leaders, philanthropists, and young professionals for a dazzling party replete with great food, entertainment, and inspiring performances and testimonials by Club youth.

Virtual Cooking Class

Thursday, july 9th
6:00Pm

BGCSF's NextGen Council invites you to join Truffle Shuffle and The French Laundry alumni, Chefs Jason and Tyler, for a virtual cooking class in the comfort of your own home. Join us for this fun and interactive LIVE cooking class to learn insider tips and techniques so you can make the most amazing truffle dishes in your own kitchen. Sign up today!

Virtual Drag Queen Bingo

Thursday, June 3rd
BGCSF’s NextGen Leadership Council invites you to join us, on June 3rd, for a rousing night of Virtual Drag Queen Bingo hosted by Poison Waters & Friends. Glitz and glam with loads of laughs, you’ll not want to miss this opportunity to join a Zoom call that’s actually fun!

All proceeds from this Virtual Drag Queen Bingo will support BGCSF's EMERGE STRONG | STAND WITH KIDS Campaign.
Sign Up today

Emerge Strong | Stand with Kids

Monday, June 28, 2021
This event will gather our philanthropic community for an evening of inspiring performances, and testimonials by BGCSF staff, youth, and families. We will celebrate our community for standing together in solidarity with our youth this past year, and going forward as we emerge and recover from this pandemic. After dinner, all guests are invited to Miami Vibes | The Club hosted by BGCSF's NextGen Leadership Council.
register

Gala Video Premiere!

Gala Weekend 2021
Join us as we reflect on the challenges of the last year but also recognize the resiliency, determination, and adaptability that has sustained and strengthened our community!

Watch here!

Identity and Pride: Youth Art Show

June 18 - July 14, 2019
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

With artwork developed by youth members of BGCSF’s Citywide Arts Program, the exhibition offers a glimpse into the perspectives of youth ages six to eighteen from across San Francisco. Through different artistic mediums, the show explores broad themes of identity including gender, ethnicity, culture, community, and love. The exhibition also includes a showcase of youth artwork repurposing the iconic rainbow pride flag in celebration of the 49th Annual SF LGBT Pride Parade and Celebration.

Learn more

46th Annual Golf Tournament

August 26, 2019
The Olympic Club

Golfers will spend the day playing on the scenic Lake and Ocean Courses before joining us for a special wine tasting and silent auction. All proceeds from the event will directly support our academic and college prep programs, ensuring more youth in San Francisco can embark on the next chapter of their lives confidently and successfully.

For sponsorship information contact Jamin McVeigh at jmcveigh@kidsclub.org.

Learn more

Halloween 5K

October 19, 2019
Crissy Field

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco partner with Sports Basement for this fun-filled 5K. This year's event takes place on October 19 at Crissy Field (in front of Sports Basement’s Presidio location) and is open to all ages. The 5K event will start at 9:30 a.m., and the Kids’ 1 mile event will start at 9 a.m. All participants are encouraged to get into the Halloween spirit and run in their favorite costumes.

Charles Schwab Youth of the Year Luncheon

FEBRUARY 5, 2020 | 11:30AM - 1:30PM
SAN FRANCISCO MARRIOTT MARQUIS

Join us for an inspiring lunch to celebrate the achievements of Club members who have distinguished themselves through perseverance, academic achievement, community service, and outstanding leadership. For sponsorship information, email Jamin McVeigh at jmcveigh@kidsclub.org.

Kids Night Out 2020

EVENT CANCELLED
Kids Night Out is a fun-filled evening that connects youth to adults in the community. Kids Night Out matches 150 youth and 150 adults for a special mentor-like evening. The event is an opportunity for our Club members to meet, dine with, and interact with a caring adult from their own community or beyond—someone who might inspire them in new ways!

Annual Gala

EVENT CANCELLED
BGCSF's Annual Gala & After-Party is not your ordinary gala! This event brings together over 1,000 of the City's prominent corporate leaders, philanthropists, and young professionals for a dazzling party replete with great food, entertainment, and inspiring performances and testimonials by Club youth.

Virtual Cooking Class

Thursday, july 9th
6:00Pm

BGCSF's NextGen Council invites you to join Truffle Shuffle and The French Laundry alumni, Chefs Jason and Tyler, for a virtual cooking class in the comfort of your own home. Join us for this fun and interactive LIVE cooking class to learn insider tips and techniques so you can make the most amazing truffle dishes in your own kitchen. Sign up today!

Virtual Drag Queen Bingo

Thursday, June 3rd
BGCSF’s NextGen Leadership Council invites you to join us, on June 3rd, for a rousing night of Virtual Drag Queen Bingo hosted by Poison Waters & Friends. Glitz and glam with loads of laughs, you’ll not want to miss this opportunity to join a Zoom call that’s actually fun!

All proceeds from this Virtual Drag Queen Bingo will support BGCSF's EMERGE STRONG | STAND WITH KIDS Campaign.
Sign Up today

Emerge Strong | Stand with Kids

Monday, June 28, 2021
This event will gather our philanthropic community for an evening of inspiring performances, and testimonials by BGCSF staff, youth, and families. We will celebrate our community for standing together in solidarity with our youth this past year, and going forward as we emerge and recover from this pandemic. After dinner, all guests are invited to Miami Vibes | The Club hosted by BGCSF's NextGen Leadership Council.
register

TOGETHER | WE RISE

past event
On September 17, we hosted Together | We Rise, a virtual event to recognize and thank our staff and supporters. Nearly 700 people came together to acknowledge the six month mark of when the Bay Area went into shelter-in-place and to reflect and celebrate the good work of our community. We appreciated the opportunity to acknowledge our supporters and staff who have stood by us throughout the pandemic, generously giving of their time, talent, and treasure. In case you missed the event, or if you want to watch it again, go to kidsclub.org/werise.You may need to log in to the event or register again, but once you fill in your details, you will be directed to the event page to watch the show.
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is a community that thrives because we value diversity, inclusion, kindness, and respect. Racism has no place in our community - or any community. Not just today but every day, we stand together with our Black families, members, colleagues, supporters, and the entire Black community. We all have a responsibility as role models to speak out against systemic racism, promote understanding, and create a world that is smarter, stronger, and kinder.

We encourage you to take action at kidsclub.org/helpnow and to share these resources with others.

Support Brighter Futures for San Francisco Youth

Each of our special events is vital to making Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco available to all youth. Your support, through participation or a donation, allows us to continue to help young people on their path to success.

Your participation funds brighter futures for San Francisco's youth.

Each of our special events is vital to making Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco available to all youth. Your support, through participation or a donation, allows us to continue to help young people on their path to success.

Youth of the Year

Congratulations, Deejay!

On Thursday, February 4th, Gateway High School Club member Deejay T. was selected as BGCSF's 2021 Citywide Youth of the Year during the 13th Annual Charles Schwab Youth of the Year Celebration. Click to learn more about Deejay and his next steps in the Youth of the Year program!

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Annual Gala

Not your ordinary gala!

This event brings together 1,000 prominent corporate leaders, philanthropists, and young professionals for a dazzling party replete with great food, entertainment, and inspiring performances and testimonials by Club youth.

Learn More

Annual Golf Tournament

A hole in one for kids!

On August 26, 2019 nearly 300 guests attended our 46th Annual Golf Tournament, Wine Tasting and Auction at The Olympic Club. With the generosity of golfers, attendees, and auction participants, we raised funds to support our academic and college prep programs, ensuring great futures for youth in San Francisco.

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Meet Our Youth

"I learned from Torch Club that you have to be prepared and have the right mindset. A leader must provide three things: purpose, direction, and motivation.”
Gordon, 10-year member
Visitacion Valley Clubhouse
"I like coming to the Club because I want to be a strong swimmer."
Alvin, 2-year member
Don Fisher Clubhouse
"I’m the oldest of four, and being a leader is important to me. I’m slowly growing, and I’m making sure that I learn from my mistakes and not make excuses. Keystone has taught me just that.”
Katya, 8-year member
Tenderloin Clubhouse

Stories

Learn more about the happenings at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.
Club Spotlight: Excelsior Clubhouse

Excelsior Clubhouse is a tight-knit community with strong local roots and a deep commitment to neighborhood outreach. Many members have been Club kids for years and consider the space their second home. Clubhouse Director, Jennifer Snyder, has been in her current role for a decade; she not only knows every member who walks through the door, but oftentimes also knows their entire family by name.

BGCSF Well-positioned to Support Academic Success and Socioemotional Wellness for Students

As San Francisco schools prepare to open this month, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is poised to play a critical role in mitigating pandemic learning loss and supporting our members’ academic success. Because we remained open and active in our members’ lives throughout the pandemic, our relationships with youth and their families are stronger than ever. This makes us well-positioned to help address some of the long-term impacts of the pandemic and pave the road toward our members’ academic, social, and emotional recovery.

Summer Spotlight: Camp Mendocino

Four weeks ago, Camp Mendocino opened its doors to campers for the first time since 2019. Camp Director, Sara Richardson, reflects, “It has been such a joy to feel the spirit of Camp return to the redwoods after what has been an immensely challenging time for all of us. Seeing our campers' huge smiles as they sit around the campfire, try an activity for the first time or bond with a new friend fills me with so much hope for our post-pandemic world.”