Program areas at BGCSF
The club offers members access to specialized citywide services. Content experts in the areas of education, teen services, athletics, behavioral health, and youth workforce development provide support to staff, ensuring high quality programs and support services for youth members. Citywide directors facilitate trainings, hold regular meetings with department directors from all 8 clubhouses and 4 school-based Clubs, and provide coaching and support around program delivery and evaluation. Citywide athletics offer members at all 8 clubhouses and 6 school sites the opportunity to participate in basketball, baseball, soccer, and flag football. The club focuses on skill development for youth ages 6 through 18 years of age that participate in at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity and the club provides an hour of dedicated daily homework help. Citywide staff also run certain programs and activities that bring together youth from all the program sites (i.e. Career exploration events, a two-day college tour, a graduation event, and scholarship program).
Camp mendocino is an outdoor edducation and environmental awareness program focused entirely on the character and leadership development of kids from disadvantaged circumstances. For over 85 years, the club has been providing this creative, fun and supportive camping experience for youth ages 8 to 18. As with all of our programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, kids learn respect for others and themselves and are given opportunities to learn, grow and succeed. Through out outdoor education programs, like nature, gardening and environmental education, children are taught respect and appreciation for the natural environment.
Our don fisher clubhouse is a state-of-the-art youth development facility designed to provide high-quality programs for more than 200 youth per day. The club is located at the crossroads of the western addition, hayes valley, and civic center neighborhoods, drawing the majority of its members from the western addition. Due to the many public transportation routes in the area, the club is able to draw members from much farther away as well. Don fisher is the only clubhouse with a swimming pool. The aquatics center supports recreational swimming, swim lessons, our bgcsf swim team, and swim teams from partner schools, most notably sacred heart cathedral prep. The don fisher clubhouse is also home to one of two notes for notes music studios at bgcsf. Notes for notes is a separate nonprofit that resides in our facility and provides its own staffing and programming for our club members.
Excelsior, mission, sunnydale, tenderloin, visitacion valley, camp mendocino, columbia park, school-based Clubs