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Who We Are

Mission & History

The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley was originally founded as a Boys Club by the Santa Paula Police Department in 1949; it was not until 1968 that girls also became members providing daily access to safe, supervised activities that foster children to become productive, responsible and caring citizens. There are four sites serving the cities of Santa Paula, Fillmore, and the unincorporated area of Piru.

The Club concentrates on five areas of youth development: character & leadership development; educational & career development; health & life skills; the arts; and sports, fitness, and recreation. The Club’s activities primarily take place after school, during school recesses, in the evening, and on weekends. Over 1,650 youth and community members utilize the Club.[MD1] 

Our mission

To enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Our Vision

Provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through the doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character, being a productive citizen, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Our Commitment

Local Clubs, Area Councils, State Alliances, professional associations, and BGCA together will create great futures for the youth we serve by deepening our impact on their lives and pursuing strategic growth to reach those who need us most.