During the month of February, the Club will be offering free nutrition workshops provided by UC CalFresh. Continue reading “The Club is Hosting Free Nutrition Workshops”
Orange Park Clubhouse hosted the Club’s annual Winter Arts Showcase on Friday, January 22nd. Continue reading “Celebrating Creativity at the 2016 Winter Arts Showcase”
Torani’s annual holiday visit has become a beloved tradition for Boys & Girls Club kids. This year, they led our members in arts & crafts, brought delicious treats, and even coordinated a visit from Santa Claus himself. We’re so grateful to have Torani as part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County’s family!
For more photos, check out our album on Facebook.
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!
We would like to thank our friends and family at Genentech for being one of our biggest supporters with today’s grant donation of $10,000! Without companies like Genentech the club would not be able to open it’s doors. We salute them for their ongoing contributions to our youth and teens!!! Happy Holidays!!!
If you and your company would like to contribute to our future generation, contact Jamila at 650.589.7090 ext. 11
This Thanksgiving, Boys & Girls Club kids at the Paradise Valley Clubhouse in South San Francisco expressed their gratitude for the most important things in their lives.
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.
Members of the Club’s Tech Builders program participated in the Bay Area Science Fair at AT&T Park on November 8th. Together with members from Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, our kids led Discovery Day participants in a soldering project. Check out the video below!
We’d like to thank everyone who made the Club’s 8th Annual Monster Bash such a huge success, including all of the Starbucks volunteers who helped out!
Check out our photo album on Facebook for more pictures!
our photo album on Facebook
We’re incredibly proud to introduce this year’s First Semester Honor Roll students at the Alta Loma Middle School Clubhouse! 3 of our kids, pictured with red seals on their certificates, earned a 4.0 GPA.
Thanks to programs like Power Hour, the Club’s academic hour, these members are excelling in school and having an amazing time at the Clubhouse.
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.
Last week, our Spring Day Camp brought together over 50 kids from our South San Francisco clubhouses. Youth enjoyed a wide range of activities, including arts & crafts, academic hour, and a special EGGStravaganza. Field trips included the Redwood City Library (recognized as one of the top libraries in the nation) and the San Francisco Zoo. Our Spring Campers had a blast making new friends, enjoying the great weather, and going on adventures.
Fun & Games at the Club
Visiting the Redwood City Library
A trip to the San Francisco Zoo
At 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.
Torch Club members preparing flower bouquets
Seniors at the Magnolia Center’s Valentine’s Day Luncheon