Founded in 1944, Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley (BGCSV) is a non-profit organization that offers innovative and effective after school and summer youth development programs for low income, high-risk Santa Clara County youth. BGCSV currently serves nearly 3,000 regular members and more than 15,000 youth annually, ages 6-18 years old, at 11 Clubhouse locations in San Jose. A chartered affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, BGCSV utilizes a proven youth development strategy that nurtures young people’s self-esteem by instilling in them a sense of belonging, usefulness, competence, and influence. Clubs engage youth in mentoring relationships with caring adults and offer age-appropriate and diverse programs provided by trained youth development staff and supplemented by hundreds of volunteers in the following five core areas: education and career development, character and leadership development, health and life skills, sports, fitness and recreation, arts and cultural enrichment.
Member Since: 2007