Programs empower youth to
become global citizens who support and influence their Club and community,
sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image and
good character and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.
• Education and Career Development:
Programs enable youth to become
proficient in basic educational disciplines, set goals, explore careers,
prepare for employment and embrace technology to achieve success in a
• Health and Life Skills:
Programs develop young people’s capacity to
engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal
goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
• The Arts:
Programs encourage youth to develop their creativity and
cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts,
crafts, performing arts and creative writing.
• Sports, Fitness, and Recreation:
Programs develop fitness, positive
use of leisure time, skills, for stress management, appreciation for the
environment and social skills.
• The Maureen Holthe Environmental Education Center:
The the first of its kind inside a Boys & Girls Club. This program gives youth access to programs about animals, nature, gardening, and the environment. Our program encourages youth to think about issues and concepts globally and to take positive action on a local level to find solutions
• Club TECH:
Club Tech was created by Boys & Girls Clubs of America
and Microsoft in 2000 to technologically enable Clubs worldwide, transforming
Clubs from "swim & gym” to "point and click” by leveling the "virtual
playing field.” Youth of all ages and circumstances now have access to the same
resources and skills to help them discover their world, expand creativity,
perform better in school, and eventually take their technology know-how into
• Embracing Inclusion Program:
We have addressed the unmet need for innovative social recreation among youth with developmental disabilities by providing opportunities for such youth to participate in all core service areas which includes working with animals (pet therapy) or learning job skills through our youth employment training program. The Director of Operations will meet with new youth and their families to conduct an initial assessment of the child’s needs and interests to design a daily schedule that will be both rewarding and satisfying for all involved. A strong partnership with the Regional Center of Orange County may provide shadow workers for those children who qualify to make our program even more successful.