November 18, 2022

Dear BGCSF Families, Friends, Supporters, and Community,

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to call attention to some of the things for which we are grateful and proud.

Above all, we are grateful that our Clubs and Camp continue to thrive, always putting the best interest of our youth members first. In August, we opened our 14 Clubhouses in San Francisco and our second new Club since the start of the pandemic. We now have eight traditional Clubhouses and six School-Based Clubs, as well as Camp Mendocino, in Mendocino County.

Throughout the year, youth turn to BGCSF and our skilled and caring staff to receive educational guidance, engage in career exploration, be mentored, build new skills, and gain confidence. Our beautiful Clubhouses provide a second home for young people all year long. During the holidays, youth and staff come together to celebrate some of the most meaningful traditions of the year.

I want to thank our current members and families for their commitment and trust in our program. I also want to thank our incredible staff for their ongoing dedication. As always, I am grateful to all of our volunteers, including our Board Members, and our donors for making the Club a priority in their lives. Our organization remains strong because of the collective support of our entire community.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco!


Rob Connolly
President, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco 

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