Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SAN DIEGUITO MISSION STATEMENT
"The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is an organization dedicated to providing POSITIVE activities to develop the education, health, self-esteem and character of youth."
We are a non-profit organization that serves over 20,000 youth in north coastal San Diego, an area known as San Dieguito. Our eight branches and numerous special programs offer exceptional programs for youth including after school activities, summer activities, music, theater, aquatics, athletics and educational enhancement. Our affiliation with Boys & Girls Clubs of America gives us access to many proven programs. Our qualified staff is adept at developing programs that appeal to youth in each unique Club. No child is excluded from attending the BGCSDTO, since financial assistance is available. From athletics to education and arts, the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito offer a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of the community and instill a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence and competence in our youth.<hr>
Make sure your child has a safe & affordable after-school program they'll love!
We strive to provide an environment that leads to successful youth development.
Why Choose the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito?
THE DEDICATED STAFF is experienced, qualified, trained and CPR & first-aid certified
EDUCATION IS A TOP PRIORITY, as we provide our youth with strong educational programs
WE PROMOTE PHYSICAL FITNESS with our active & fun athletics program
DEVELOPING CREATIVE MINDS through our popular Arts & Crafts sessions
NEW LONG-LASTING FRIENDSHIPS develop through participation in our core activities with other children and our staff
WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE of serving over 25,000 youth annually in our community for over 44 years<hr>
What We Offer
Our expectation for almost everything that happens at the Club is that it must be fun.
A Safe Place
The Club is a safe place where kids and teens can come to enjoy themselves and their friends.
Club members have the opportunity to learn, grow, give back to the community discover their needs, set goals, and meet new friends.
Schedule of Great Activities
Games, tournaments, billiards, arts & crafts, dances, sports, leadership and community service clubs, music, discussion & support groups, school help, and computer labs. The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito after-school programs provide young people with positive and healthy alternatives to drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, criminal activity, and other high-risk behaviors during the critical hours after school. Inclusion is a philosophy that facilitates a sense of belonging among our members regardless of ability. The philosophy teaches our members that diversity is a part of life that should not only be accepted-but valued
Who Can Join?
Anyone between the ages of 5 and 18 who is in the Kindergarten through 12th grade can join the Club. Contact us for more information regarding program fees.
When Can I Go?
The Club is open during hours when kids most need a place to go after school and all day in summer. For specific hours during the academic year or the summer, just call your local branch or our administrative offices at 858.755.9371.
How Do I Join?
Stop by the Club and meet our staff. We'll be happy you give you a tour or assist you in completing a membership form. For more information, call your local branch, or our administrative offices at 858.755.9371.<hr>
Our children have the opportunity to participate in activities spanning a common set of six core program areas: Education; the Arts; Life Skills; Leadership & Character Development; Sports, Fitness & Recreation; and Technology.
Young people with high levels of arts participation outperform "arts-poor" students on virtually every academic measure, and high arts participation makes a more significant difference to young people from low-income backgrounds than for high-income young people.
Children take part in a wide range of arts activities at the clubs, where they are encouraged to express talents, develop new skills, and expand individual creativity. Programs allow participation for every child with an interest in the arts at every developmental level. The result is lasting impact. In fact, a 1999 Boys & Girls Clubs of America survey showed that hands-on arts programs ranked second only to sports in what was remembered and valued most among club activities.
Less than half of all American high school students can read, write, and compute well enough to succeed in the current job market. Education programs at BGCSDTO form the foundation of our efforts to prepare youth for productive and responsible lives. Through education, we promote children's academic success and encourage them to explore career options. BGCSDTO programs also stress cooperation, teamwork, and effective communication, which help youth cultivate the qualities that are essential for workplace participation and community involvement.
Leadership & Character
Leadership skills evolve through trust, cooperation and decision-making practice. Leadership programs at BGCSDTO promote democratic decision-making by teaching members to listen carefully, discuss issues respectfully, resolve conflicts, and arrive at a consensus. Children learn to help others through community service by identifying needs within their own neighborhoods, and planning and running service projects. Leadership programs also foster personal initiative as youth organize activities for younger members of the clubs and carry out fundraising projects to make programs at least partially self-supporting.
Children can come to a safe place to talk about issues that concern them. Life skills activities are often structured as discussion groups and workshops, focusing on substance abuse prevention, conflict resolution, diversity, and self-esteem. The groups provide a forum for reviewing interpersonal behavior, changing patterns of interaction, role-playing to learn new skills, and teaching kids about consequences. They are topic-oriented, yet flexible enough to respond to individual needs.
Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Regular physical activity has long been regarded as an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Recently, this has been reinforced by new scientific evidence linking regular physical activity to a wide array of physical and mental health benefits.
Our goal is to enable children to become "fluent" in the use of technology. Without opportunities to use the computer as a tool for conceptualizing and solving real-world problems, our members will increasingly be left behind in the growing competition for good jobs.