Boys & Girls Clubs believe every child has the potential to BE GREAT. In support of this strong conviction, we strive to build caring, responsible citizens.
We are a community of staff, volunteers, parents, youth and supporters working to create a positive place, full of hope and opportunity, for every local child.
Our programs are designed to help our local youth create aspirations and develop strong skill sets they can use in the future.
Exploring Private Post-Secondary Options Students Tour Occidental College
A recent College Bound trip to Occidental College in Eagle Rock proved to be highly educatioal for Club members, none of whom had ever visited a private college before. The tour included a peek at classrooms and Occidental's library, which impressed tour participants with its historic appeal.
While exploring the Italian Renaissance-inspired buildings and beautiful hilly grounds spanning 120 acres, students compared features of private versus public institutions of higher education including: class size, student populations, course offerings, access to professors, research opportunities, tuition, and diversity.
College Bound is our results-driven program designed to encourage members ages 6-17 to think about and plan for education beyond high school graduation. We reach out to underserved students in order in increase college and career opportunities.
The goal of the College Bound program is to ensure members receive the support needed to graduate high school on time and upon graduation, have a plan for the future. Whether the plan is to attend a 2 year, 4 year, public or private university or to graduate job ready, our program offers various resources to help members achieve their goals. Learn more about the High School components.
Participating alumni at our 2nd Annual Alumni Mixer.
The mission of the College Bound Alumni Association is to provide a liaison between the alumni of the program and its current members. The Association will serve as a point of contact where members engage with alumni for the purpose of learning more about the program, to hear firsthand someone’s personal experience, and for networking. Click here to visit the Alumni Association page.
College Bound Teens
The Club’s teen center & Hale Middle School teens at the UCLA Teen Summit.
For the middle school grade levels, we extend the elementary school notion of creating a “College Bound Culture” where we begin to provide workshops that offer in-depth knowledge about the complete college process. Learn more about the College Bound Teens.
College Bound Kids
Reseda Elementary school youth building their dream college.
The College Bound Kids program creates a “College Bound Culture” where kids participate in weekly fun-interactive activities to begin thinking about post-secondary education as a possible reality. Learn more about College Bound Kids.
Second Annual College Bound Alumni Mixer.
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