Now Hiring Summer Coordinators-in-Training!

The Club is now accepting applications for the Coordinators-in-Training program for high school students ages 15-19 years old.

CITs are an integral part of the Club’s Summer Camp, assisting Boys & Girls Club staff with programs and helping to lead activities, games, sports, arts/crafts, and field trips to various locations.

CITs become members of the Boys & Girls Club and will also participate in workshops, on-site training and social time in our Boys & Girls Club Teen Center throughout the duration of their service. This is an opportunity for teens to gain valuable on-the-job experience, skills and knowledge as well as meeting other teens.

Teens age 16 – 19 can apply for one of our stipend positions. Teens may be eligible to receive a stipend of up to $100/per session. Those who qualify and commit to the whole summer may receive a $600 stipend.*

To learn more, download the application packet, or contact Mary Ann Cordova, Teen Program Director, at mcordova@theclubs.org.
*Please note: Not all Teens ages 16- 19 will receive a stipend. The position CIT II does not guarantee a stipend.

Middle Schoolers Learn About Food Science with Torani

It’s always a delight when Torani visits the Club, and their most recent visit was no exception. Our middle schoolers had the opportunity to meet members of Torani’s Research & Development team, who led a presentation about food science and product development. Members tested a variety of Torani products, including their strawberry syrup and caramel sauce. They also learned more about pursuing careers in the food science industry, including the company’s high school internship program.

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Sunshine Gardens Leaders Honor Teachers with Gifts

Today at the Sunshine Gardens Elementary School Clubhouse, our club fifth grade leaders surprised teachers and came into their holiday party bearing gifts. The principal and teachers were all smiles and were delighted to receive their rainbow soups! We wish all of the teachers and staff a Happy Holiday season!

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Club Kids Clean Up Oyster Point

Last week, over twenty Club kids from the Paradise Valley Clubhouse went to Oyster Point and participated in a cleanup day sponsored by the South San Francisco Fire Department.

Check out what Tom Carney from the South San Francisco Fire Department had to say about the Club’s service activity.

BGC Teens Volunteer at Glide Memorial

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On October 21st, 2015 several students from the Teen Center hopped on Bart and headed down to San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood to participate in a service learning field trip where we served food at the world famous Glide Memorial. It was an awesome experience and a chance for our youth to give back and serve others in need. Westborough Sixth Grader Xander Vasquez said the following about his experience at Glide:

The trip to Glide Memorial was a blast. It made me feel grateful for what I have and the life that I’m privileged with. I got to meet new people and serve food. I met a man who served our country and lost his leg and had his recovery run him dry. We talked and I got to learn a little bit about him. I served in the “Coffee Box” which was a room where the disabled ate. At the end of the day, I feel good and I know I’ve helped a few people today.

To see more photos, visit the Teen Center’s tumblr.

Club Youth Send Flowers to Magnolia Center Seniors

TorchClub_2010_article_logoAt the Boys & Girls Club, we strive to carry out our mission of inspiring and enabling youth to realize their full potential and contribute to their community. Torch Club, one of the main leadership opportunities for youth at the Club, is one way that we teach members the importance of acts of kindness and service to others.

For the month of February, the Torch Club chapter at the Orange Park Clubhouse decided to raise money to buy Valentine’s Day flowers for the seniors at the Magnolia Center in South San Francisco. The flowers arrived in time for the Magnolia Center’s annual Valentine’s Day luncheon. As you can see in the photos below, everyone was thrilled to receive them.

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Seniors at the Magnolia Center’s Valentine’s Day Luncheon