Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. Overview
Target demographics: low-income, at-risk children, youth and young adults in San Mateo County between 6-22 years of age.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1200
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: provide homework assistance so our kids can achieve their academic goals; provide one-to-one mentoring support and pave a way for college enrollment; coach a sports team; teach an elective class on something you're passionate about.
Geographic areas served: San Mateo County
Programs: Character and Leadership Development empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and other's cultural identities. Programs include: Youth of the Year, Keystone Club, Torch Club and Youth Advisory Committee.
Educational and Career Development enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines while strengthening math, literacy and critical thinking skills to achieve success in their future educational and career endeavors. Programs include: Power Hour (Homework Assistance), 1-1 Tutoring, 1-1 Mentoring, College Bound, Goals for Graduation, Math Mastery, NeoSci, CareerLaunch, Junior Staff, Skill Tech I/II, Digital Arts, Money Matters, Electives and more.
Health and Life Skills develops young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. Programs include: Cavity-Free Zone, SMART Moves, SMART Girls, Passport to Manhood, Media Literacy and NetSmartz.
Multicultural Arts enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing. Programs include: Exploring-the-World Series, National Fine Arts Exhibit, Imagemakers National Photography Program, Digital Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry and Performing Arts.
Sports, Fitness and Recreation develops fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, teamwork, nutrition, appreciation for the environment and social skills. Programs include: SPARK, Triple Play, Sports Leagues, First Tee Golf, Karate, Capoeira and more.