Member Spotlight: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

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November 07, 2018

Tell us about your company.

Established in Logan Heights in 1941, the Boys Club of San Diego was the first Boys Club built in San Diego County. Seventy-five years later, we have grown to include 18 sites and we are the second largest Boys & Girls Club youth agency in California. Our mission is to inspire and enable youth to achieve academic success, build good character and responsible citizenship, and make healthy lifestyle choices.

 

What products or services does your business provide?

We offer quality after school programs and day camps for kids ages 5-to-18 in a safe, affordable, and fun environment. The Club's purpose is to promote the social, emotional, mental, and physical development of boys and girls during critical periods of their growth.

 

What was the most memorable or successful moment in your business' history?

Brian Wilson and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys played at our signature event, An Evening of Changing Lives.

 

Tell us an interesting fact about your business.

Many famous people attended our clubs in San Diego as children including Adam Jones (baseball), Charde Houston (basketball) and Terrell Davis (football).

 

What tips/advice can you offer that is related to your business' industry?

Children are a parent’s most important possession. Treat all children like they are your own.

 

Do you have any upcoming events or information you want your fellow Chamber Members and the community to know about?

Our annual signature event, An Evening of Changing Lives, is held in September. Guest enjoy a silent and live auction, three-course dinner and a live performance. You can learn more at www.AnEveningOfChangingLives.com or www.SDYouth.org.


 

For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego visit https://chamber.sdbusinesschamber.com/list/Member/boys-girls-clubs-of-greater-san-diego-10090.

Contact:
Danny Sherlock, President
(858) 866-0591