Leveling the Playing Field

Every young person, no matter who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances which surround them, should have equal access to opportunities and experiences that give them every opportunity in life. Yet, kids today do not. With 1 in 6 children living in poverty in the U.S. and a growing achievement gap, it is even more critical now that monumental change occurs. Quality after-school programs like Boys & Girls Clubs give all young people access to opportunities, leveling the playing field among all kids, no matter their economic status, race, gender, sexuality, or religion.

We’re preparing kids to stand on equal footing with their peers. By providing a safe-haven, with caring mentors, and life enhancing programs, Club Kids thrive. They plan for great futures, learning skills for success. They reach their potential and emerge prepared for all sorts of possibilities--ready to impact the world.

Caring Mentors Self-Confidence

61% of Club alumni credit a staff member with improving their self-confidence

According to data from MENTOR, the national mentoring partnership

Our Stories

Making it a priority to connect young adults to available programs and resources.

Twelve-year member of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco's Visitacion Valley Clubhouse, Sabrina M. was recently named Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Youth of the Year.

Teaching Club kids to dream big and encouraging them to be leaders in their communities.