At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, we have a bold vision: that success is within reach of every child. Since 1939, the Clubs have been dedicated to providing programs that inspire and empower young people.
Today, nearly 1,200 kids are served at our 13 locations on a daily basis. In the fall, we will expand our dropout prevention and college prep program, Diplomas 2 Degrees, to three park sites. We need your help to fulfill our mission to enable all young people, especially the disadvantaged and underrepresented of our community, to realize their full potential as caring, responsible and productive citizens.
Your support will ensure the Clubs can continue to provide:
A Safe Place…for children who might otherwise be left alone after school or on the streets with no guidance. More than 80% of our kids come from impoverished homes and 60% live in single-parent families.
Life-Enhancing Programs…that can open young minds. The Boys & Girls Clubs expose youth to new ideas and skills that prepare them for life. We teach the importance of character in all of our programs.
A Relationship with Caring, Trained Adults…the better the programs—the more children we attract; the more likely they will build a relationship with a caring adult; the more opportunity for our Boys & Girls Club to positively influence the character of a child.
Hope and Opportunity…as young people experience our Club, we become a place for hope. Hope leads to increased confidence and a brighter future.
Please contact David Walker, Director of Development at (562) 595-5945 for more information.