Why We Stand Out
For over 46 years, the Club has been a safe haven for Vallejo’s youth, expanding its services from academic assistance and recreational activities to include programs designed to meet the challenges faced by today’s youth. Members now receive health information, counseling on social involvement, peer pressure resistance training, computer training, career exploration information as well as daily academic assistance.
Club members also participate in reading, cultural activities, field trips, and attend professional sporting events. Members are required to read a book each month and to prepare a book report on each book read. This practice has enabled members to increase their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills and assisted more than 70% of the Club members to achieve honor roll status.
As a member of the national Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Club promotes the health, education, social, vocational, and character development of its members. The principles of brotherhood, sisterhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift are encouraged as members strive to attain the highest standards of academic and social excellence in life. Approximately 300 members participate in the Club’s programs and activities throughout the year, which includes study hall, workshops, community forums, teen dances, and other special programs.
Through the efforts of the Board of Directors, staff and contributions from the community, more than 500 youth have attended colleges and universities throughout the United States. 32 of the Club’s members have obtained their Ph.D.’s. Many of these young people may not have had the opportunity to obtain a higher education without the guidance and financial assistance of the Club.
Other youth services organizations have incorporated the concept of academic achievement, mentoring youth and developing programs and community projects for them. Most notably, the San Francisco Omega Boys Club directed by Dr. Joseph Marshall and Jack Jacqua.
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Write to Us at:
1 Positive Place
Vallejo, California. 94589