About The Boys and Girls Club:
The Boys and Girls Club has been in SCV for over 50 years. It is a part of a wider organization Boys and Girls Club America which has over 3,000 subgroups nationwide. It began to fill a need for clubs and activities for children and teens.
According to their website, “When kids spend more time at the Club, independent research shows they’re more likely to: Stay engaged in school, get involved in the community, avoid risky behaviors and increase health awareness.”
There are five locations across Santa Clarita, in Newhall, Canyon Country, Sierra Vista, Castaic, and Pico Canyon. They plan to increase both members and club locations in the future.
This organization offers many youth programs from sports, to wellness, to workforce training. Their Power Hour: Homework Time sessions, DIY STEM & Robotics Program, and Project Learn Program help support youth’s education. The Boys and Girls Club also has a summer program that helps continue learning and structure throughout summer vacation.
How can you help?
Volunteers are needed for tutoring, coaching, leading activities, and assisting with special events. They are expected to work at least 3 hours a week for three months. Volunteers under 18 must be a member of the Boys and Girls Club.
Complete the Volunteer Application.
Complete an interview with the Site Manager
Complete a background check through Fingerprinting Authority ($40, will be reimbursed after completion of all steps).
Volunteer Waiver and Keeping Members Safe Pledge
Visit https://scvbgc.org/supporting-the-club/ to learn more about donating and how this helps children in the Santa Clarita Valley community.