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Causes: Boys & Girls Clubs, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Crime & Law, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy, Youth Violence Prevention

Mission: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Programs: Camp mendocino is an outdoor education and environmental awareness program focused entirely on the character and leadership development of kids from disadvantaged circumstances. For over 83 years, boys & girls clubs of san francisco has been providing this creative, fun and supportive camping experience for youth ages eight 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 our outdoor education programs, like nature, gardening and environmental education, children are taught respect and appreciation for the natural environment. Campers leave camp mendocino with high self-esteem, the result of mastering new skills and overcoming challenges. Campers return home with the confidence that they can meet new challenges, build new skills, and make new friends. But most importantly, camp mendocino is a place where kids can be kids again!

the mission clubhouse operates out of the original clubhouse (circa 1928) and has recently undergone a full-scale renovation. The mission clubhouse has had enormous impact on the southeastern section of the mission neighborhood providing an intensive reader program, health and fitness programs, and leadership programs. The mission clubhouse serves 160 young people per day and is critical in addressing the needs of young people in this largely latino immigrant community.

bgcsf 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 monthly meetings with department directors from all eight clubhouses, and provide coaching and support around program delivery and evaluation. Citywide sports offer members at all 8 clubhouses the opportunity to join various leagues, tournaments, and competitions throughout the year. The leagues cater to children from 6 through 18 years old, and in addition to traditional sports leagues, offers running club, bike club, karate/judo, floor hockey, physical fitness, soccer clinics and basketball clinics.

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