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2015 Annual CampaignThe Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (BGC San Dieguito) is a 501c3* nonprofit community asset and neighborhood resource that serves not only youth and teens, but adults and families. For the past 48 years BGC San Dieguito has been at the forefront of identifying and acting on the needs of our community.   Read More
CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 

Giving Back to Those Who Give

The La Colonia Branch wanted to give back to someone that has given to them for so many years. Last month, the Branch collaborated with Kids Korps to create a Starbucks grant project that would honor a long time volunteer.

 

Children, teens, and parents arrived at the volunteer's house with smiles on their faces and ready to work. By working side by side as a team, they beautified the community member's home inside and out. Read More

Positive Role Models At Work

Meet Frankie. He was an overweight high school student before coming to the Club. He sat around during breaks, unmotivated to play outside or exercise. One day, William, one of our After School Mentors, brought a lacrosse stick to the After School Program and Frankie immediately gravitated to the sport, investing in gloves and borrowing another stick from a friend. Read More

Register Now for Summer Programs!

Do you know what Summer Program you will be participating in this summer? 

Browse and register now!

 

Kids Korps Easter Egg Hunt

This Easter was a day to remember for the residents of Eden Gardens in Solana Beach who attend St. Leo's Catholic Church. Kids Korps, the La Colonia teens and St. Leo's Youth Group in partnership with Starbucks hosted an Easter Egg hunt for over 150 children! There were over 2000 eggs filled with candy spread all over for kids of all ages to run around and find! Read More

EDUCATION & CAREER DEVELOPMENT 

New Entrepreneur Program for Keystone Teenagers

Entrepreneurs' Path is a new 8 week program launched by brothers Brett and Brandon Stapper. The program's goal is to help introduce teens to entrepreneurship and educate students on the common misconceptions, potential opportunities, and tools needed to successfully launch their own businesses. The 8 week program is divided into two parts with a $1,000 reward towards the winning students new start up! Read More

Youth of the Year County Wide Competition 

Last month, the nine Boys & Girls Clubs in San Diego County sent their overall Youth of the Year candidate to compete at the county-wide level to determine who will go on to compete at the state level. Meliza Espinoza represented the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito with pride and exemplified great leadership and public speaking.  Congratulations to Mohammed, from the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County, for winning San Diego County 2015 Youth of the Year! View Pictures

SPORTS, FITNESS, RECREATION & HEALTH

April Pool's Day

A free water safety event for the community! 

Saturday, April 18th from 1:00-3:00 

 

* FREE swim
* Home Aquatic Safety Discussions

* Hands Only CPR Instruction
* Basic Pool Side Rescue Skills

 

Open to people of all ages! Swimmers must pass a swim test or swim with a lifejacket to participate in free swim. Join us!

NFL Hopefuls Visit the Club  On Wednesday March 4th, current NFL hopefuls visited the La Colonia Branch in Solana Beach. Athletes Jordan Leslie from Brigham Young University, Junior Salt from University of Utah, JR Tavai from University of Southern California, and Mike Harris from UCLA, Minnesota Vikings took a couple hours out of their busy schedule to mentor the kids. They separated the children from the teens and took them through drills, talked to them about their experiences as college athletes, and even played sharks and minnows with the group. The Club members had an amazing time! All the players were training for the NFL draft in Carlsbad and wanted to give back to the community.

RSD Summer Swim League

There are 40 spots available in the RSD Summer Swim League, designed for the noive swimmer, serving as a fun introduction to the world of swimming! Read More

THE ARTS

BGCA National Photography Contest

Last month's session of ImageMakers sponsored by Sony Electronics Inc. students learned photography skills and we're taught the ins and outs of Sony SLR digital cameras and lens. Students then put those skills to the test by capturing their best shot and bringing those photos to life through editing. Four photos we're selected to move on to the BGCA National Photography contest.  View Finalist's Photos

Rock Concert at Allred Branch

Last month during Boys & Girls Club Week, rock bands from our Youth Arts Academy played for the young children at the Allred Branch. Thank you Natural Disasters and Lauren Smithwick for putting on an amazing show for the young kids!  View Pictures

Looking for classroom, performance space or a training room?

The Youth Arts Academy has a large space available to rent in the mornings and early afternoons, Monday through Friday for short term and long term rentals. This space is great for trainings, conference meetings, adult music classes, luncheons, toddler activities, performances and more!  Read More
COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Uncorked For a Cause Presented by Retirement Benefits Group

Just two weeks away!   Uncorked for a Cause presented by Retirement Benefits Group is a contemporary, social, blind wine tasting event with a "TWIST". All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. 

 


 

 

 

 

Griset Branch Charity Golf Classic

MONDAY, MAY 11TH
Enjoy a great day of golfing for a great cause! All golfers have access to full practice facility, unlimited range balls, prizes, raffle, auction, closest to the pin contest & longest drive contest. 
 

 

 

Commotion by the Ocean

Saturday May 16, 2015  Every year, the Youth Arts Academy hosts Commotion by the Ocean, YAA's annual Rock Concert Fundraiser. This event features 14 of YAA's student created Rock Bands consisting of talented teenagers who have a passion for music. Join us this year for music, food and fun while helping raise some much needed funds to support this amazing program. 

Save the Date! 2015 Youth of the Year Gala: Friday, July 24, 2015

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito has exciting plans for the 3rd annual Youth of the Year Gala. This year's gala is themed Treasures of the Sea and is scheduled during the 2015 Del Mar Races on Friday, July 24th at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Infield Pavilion. Read More

San Diego Century Tour Volunteer Opportunity

May 30th, 2015  |  This Year the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito is partnering with the San Diego Century Tour to provide all the volunteers! For every volunteer we bring $10 goes back to our amazing Club. There are lots of different positions for all ages! We would love to have your help to make this event a huge success. If you would like to sign up please email or call our Volunteer Coordinator, Jaymye Ross at JRoss@bgcSanDieguito.org or (858) 436-7503.

MEET US

FACE OF THE FUTURE 

Maja Holt  |  2nd grader at the Allred Branch


She attends Carmel Del Mar Elementary and is one of the top students in her class. Maja enjoys attending school and her favorite subjects are reading and art. This young member of the Allred Branch likes to help others and make everyone feel included. Her younger brother Ethan knows how caring her sister is. Maja provides encouragement and extra hugs to the ones that are not feeling well or are in disadvantage. 

 

Maja is very active and loves running. She will be playing soccer in the fall with the Sharks league. Maja is also an environmentalist. She reminds others, in the club and at home, about the importance of saving water, turning off unused lights and using both side of writing/coloring pages when possible.  

LEADING OUR FUTURE

Crystal Ortiz |  Polster Branch
 

Crystal has settled in to become a fantastic member of the Polster team. With her hard work and dedication, Crystal brings both an infectious laugh and an uplifting spirit to the Office Manager position. Crystal has worked with the organization for over 5 years and has developed strong bonds with the Harper and Polster Branch families. 


 

With the new location and added responsibilities, Crystal has not wavered in her ability to provide superior customer service for our families. It has been refreshing to have consistency in that position, knowing when the kids arrive at the Club, they will always be greeted with a warm welcome and a smiling face. She is a great TEAM player!

 


FROM THE CEO'S DESK
David H. Crean
CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito

 

Ensuring Youth Safety in Out-of-School Time Settings
As a leading service provider to young people during the out-of-school time (OST) - after school and during the summer - Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito have been a vital asset for more than 48 years. By giving youth the support, tools and guidance they need to succeed, Clubs have helped many youth realize great futures. From the very start, safety has been a fundamental principle of the Clubs for a simple reason - children cannot and do not learn and thrive in an environment that is not safe. Children are our community's most vulnerable population; it is incumbent upon all of us, especially entities that serve young people, to do everything we can to ensure their safety when they are in our care.  Read More

 

            

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dedicated to providing POSITIVE activities to develop the education,
health, self-esteem and character of youth.