BGCSF Response Amidst COVID-19

BGCSF VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING UPDATE—4/15/20

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco is thrilled to officially launch the BGCSF Virtual Clubhouse!

Starting just two days after the Mayor of San Francisco ordered a shelter in place, BGCSF piloted the first of its virtual Club programs at the Excelsior Clubhouse. Within a few days, multiple Clubhouses and Camp Mendocino were actively serving youth ages six to 18. Simultaneously, BGCSF's program team began building out a virtual learning platform on Google Classroom and Google Meets that formally launched last week.

From homework help to tutoring, art instruction, dance classes, leadership programs for middle schoolers and high schoolers, college prep, and job readiness programs, BGCSF's Virtual Clubhouse has some great programs that are engaging youth and will complement school programs when they come online.


The Google Classroom Platform

Families may already be familiar with Google Classroom since SFUSD and other private schools are using the platform to connect with students as well. While many of us are using Google Classroom, BGCSF will use the term Virtual Classroom to refer to this platform moving forward.

What to Expect from the BGCSF Virtual Clubhouse
The Virtual Clubhouse is a place for youth to:
  • Connect with our skilled and caring staff
  • Connect with other Clubhouse members
  • Experience live & pre-recorded programming including sports & fitness, fine arts, dance, academics, community engagement & activism, leadership development, and more!
  • Receive homework help and tutoring support from talented professionals
  • Find age-appropriate programming designed for elementary, middle, and high school members
  • Have fun!
‍To register for BGCSF's Virtual Clubhouse, please complete the following:
Helpful Resources
BGCSF CLUB OPERATING HOURS UPDATE—4/4/20
ACTUALIZACIÓN DE HORAS DE FUNCIONAMIENTO DEL CLUB BGCSF: 4/4/20
BGCSF俱乐部工作时间更新: 20/4/4

Dear BGCSF Families,

Re: UPDATED CLUB OPERATING HOURS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco has four of our 13 San Francisco locations open, with the Columbia Park Clubhouse open for extended hours. The Clubhouses will only accept a limited number of youth and only for limited hours (see below). As a result of ongoing discussions with City leaders, the Club will remain open as a critical City service for the care and feeding of children who fall into three categories: 1.) economically and physically vulnerable children, 2.) children from families for whom telework and paid sick leave is not available, and 3.) the children of healthcare workers and other essential city workers. The Visitacion Valley Clubhouse is an SFUSD food distribution site serving students.


Boys & Girls Clubs’ decision to open is subject to change on short notice given the rapidly changing circumstances in response to this public health crisis. As always, we continue to rely on government officials at the city, state, and federal levels to guide our decisions as we navigate this crisis in our community. 

Please click on the link to each Clubhouse for updates.  Due to the reduced capacity of youth participation, intake will be on a first come first served basis.

BGCSF Membership Form
Program Registration and Permission Form
COVID-19 Warning and Waiver
COVID-19 Warning and Waiver (Spanish)
COVID-19 Warning and Waiver (Chinese)
COVID-19 Warning and Waiver (Arabic)


Clubhouse
Operating Hours
Clubhouse Director/Site Director
Monday-Friday
6:30am-9am:
Youth of hospital workers only
9am-5pm:
Open to all qualifying youth
5pm-7:30pm:
Youth of hospital workers only
James Holley
(415) 983-3902
jholley@kidsclub.org
Monday-Thursday
9am-3pm
Star Clark
(415) 378-4718
jclark@kidsclub.org
Monday-Thursday
9am-3pm
Devin Hunter
(415) 239-2392
dhunter@kidsclub.org
Monday-Thursday
9am-3pm
Christina Brown
(415) 655-5160
cbrown@kidsclub.org
All School-Based Clubs, the Don Fisher Clubhouse, the Excelsior Clubhouse, the Mission Clubhouse, and the Tenderloin Clubhouse will be closed until further notice.

BGCSF will continue to rely on the public health professionals in our city, state, and nation for guidance about the right precautions to take. We will determine from their guidance and/or mandate if we need to close programming to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Clubhouse Director or Harold Love, Vice President Club Services (415-445-5488).

Sincerely,

Handwashing is the #1 way to prevent the spread of cold, flu, and coronavirus.