DURING AND AFTER THE CRISIS
California’s 115 Boys & Girls Clubs serve more than 644,000 kids each year at our 500+ sites statewide. We provide academic, health & wellness, and leadership development programs for youth, and help to create great futures!
Critical Services Currently Offered:
All-day programs for the children of essential workers
Including academic and leadership development programs for the children of medical personnel, nursing home and elder care workers, National Guard members, and police officers and firefighters. The Clubs serving their communities in this way are in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Vacaville, Kern County, Greater Conejo Valley, West San Gabriel Valley, Burbank, Long Beach, and Huntington Valley.
Support for school district partners
Most Clubs are:
- distributing Grab N’ Go meals,
- doing telephone wellness checks on families,
- providing virtual courses, reading sessions, and small group meetings,
- checking out musical instruments so youth can practice at home, and
- giving out academic, craft, cooking, and exercise activity packets to youth that lack reliable internet access.
Some Clubs, such as in the LA Harbor Area and Mid-Central Coast, are continuing to provide virtual college preparatory counseling for high school-aged youth.
Online clinical counseling sessions
Two Clubs are providing online one-on-one clinical mental health counseling for hundreds of youth and families. Without them, vulnerable youth might have no access to mental health services during this crisis.
The Clubs offering these services are in Malibu and Garden Grove.