West Valley Boys and Girls Club Great Futures Start Here




A Message from Tim Blaylock

Club President and CEO

It is an honor to have been selected by the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley to be our organization& ...  Read More

Italian Artist Auctions Original Painting to Benefit the Club

Ribana Szutor Art Exhibition at The Cellar Beverly Hills

Italian fine artist Ribana Szutor debuted her neo-figurative paintings in the U.S. with an underground exhibition at The Cellar Beverly Hills on March 23, 2017. The gallery event, which showcased several of Ribana’s most haunting and provocative works, included the auction of one of her original paintings, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Boys & Girl ...  Read More

Youth of the Year 2017

Nine Club Members Honored for Excellence

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, more than 170 people gathered at the Warner Center Marriott to honor our 2017 Youth of the Year, Baljot Chahal, as well as eight children selected for outstanding achievements who each represent a Cl ...  Read More

Tim Blaylock Selected as New President/CEO

Succeeds Retiring Jan Sobel

Tim Blaylock Selected as New President/CEO Tim B. Blaylock, who has more than 27 years in the Boys & Girls Club movement, is the Club’s new President/CEO. He succeeds Jan Sobel, who is retiring after ten years of leading the Club. Tim’s career has included leadership positions at Boys & Girls Clubs from the State of Washington to Texas, and included 12 years as CEO of the Boys & ...  Read More

Club Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Club Celebrates 25th Anniversary The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley is celebrating its first 25 years of serving the youth and their families of the region through a yearlong program coordinated by the Club’s Marketing Committee and implemented by all areas of the Club. The goal of the program is to raise awareness and support of the Club and to enhance the community’s percept ...  Read More

A Glimpse of Campus Life

Members Tour Local Colleges

A Glimpse of Campus Life The first step in preparing for college is to picture being there, even if nobody in your family has done it before. On Saturday, February 25, 2017, College Bound participants got a chance to explore community colleges up close and personal. Elementary school kids visited Pierce College, where representatives from the Outreach and Recruitment Office treated ...  Read More

Annual Exhibit Showcases Club's Artistic Talent

Winners proceed to National Exhibit

Annual Exhibit Showcases Club's Artistic Talent It's no secret that arts education is underfunded in our public schools. The Club works to bridge the gap and foster not only creativity, but problem solving, visual learning, and overall academic achievement through art, as well.   ...  Read More

Recognizing Excellence

Youth of the Year Luncheon - Saturday, April 1

If you have ever wondered why supporters, board members and staff are so passionate about the work at the Club, check out the Youth of the Year program. The annual luncheon celebrates the achievemen ...  Read More

Our 2017 Youth of the Year

Meet Baljot Chahal: Leadership and Civic Responsibility

Our 2017 Youth of the Year Baljot comes from a very traditional Indian family where women are secondary in the household. She was bullied in elementary school and middle school by ...  Read More

Holiday Festivities

Holiday Festivities December 16, 2016, was a joyful event for all Club members, with holiday cheer and celebration marking the last day of school before the long winter. Parties at the Club sites featured music, games and festive decorations. Tables were spread with delicious treats donated ...  Read More

Keystone, Torch Members Give Back to the Community

Leadership Clubs Deliver a Thanksgiving Feast to Families

Keystone, Torch Members Give Back to the Community The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley recognizes Keystone and Torch Clubs, WVBGC's leadership programs, for their selfless acts of kindness and giving. Keystone and Torch banded together to sponsor Club members and their families for Thanks ...  Read More

Jan Sobel Retires After a Decade of Leading the Club

Brought the Organization to a Higher Level

Jan Sobel Retires After a Decade of Leading the Club More than 600 years ago, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote, “All good things must come to an end.” That is equally true of the career of Jan Sobel, who is retiring as the Club’s President/CEO and concluding her professional career at the end of this year. She will be one of ...  Read More

Who Will Design the Next Pokemon Go?

Promoting Women in Programming with B-Stem and Microsoft

Who Will Design the Next Pokemon Go? Like it or not, video games are shaping the new economy. From military simulations to smart phone apps, the demand for programmers and video game designers has never been higher. That’s why the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley recently partnered with B-Stem, an organizati ...  Read More

College Bound Dramatically Increases Impact This Year

Program Boasts 88% Success Rate

College Bound Dramatically Increases Impact This Year West Valley Boys & Girls Club is proud to share our College Bound program’s successes for the 2015-2016 school year. This year our college access initiative served 674 high school students from Cleveland, Chatsworth, and Canoga Park High Schools, a 52 percent i ...  Read More

Mentorship Program Preps Young Scholars for Higher Ed

Second Annual College Knowledge Day at Blythe Elementary

For the second year in a row, the Club hosted College Knowledge Day at Blythe Elementary School on May 23, 2016. Cleveland College Bound ...  Read More

Celebrating 150 Brighter Futures with College Bound

$26,000 in Scholarships Help Students Realize Their Potential

On June 7, 2016, the College Bound program hosted its fourth annual College Bound graduation ceremony in honor of the Class of 2016. The ...  Read More

Blythe Elementary School Visit La Brea Tar Pits

25 Students Enjoyed Day at Museum

Blythe Elementary School Visit La Brea Tar Pits Twenty-five students from the Club's Blythe Elementary School program enjoyed a day at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Settled on a 23-acre plot of land in the heart of Los Angeles, the Tar ...  Read More

Students participate in 27th Annual Chicano/Latin Youth Conference

Programs Highlighted History, Politics, and Culture

Students participate in 27th Annual Chicano/Latin Youth Conference   On April 30, 2016, students form Canoga Park and Cleveland High Schools participated in the 27t ...  Read More

Youth Of The Year Honored By LA Clippers

Wish Of A Lifetime Comes True

Youth Of The Year Honored By LA Clippers Like all kids, Ruby Antosh, 17, our Club's Youth if the Year has a goal.  For Ruby, this future doctor hopes to be part of the Los Angeles Clipper's' medical team.      On April 2, 2016, she came one step closer.  Ruby Antosh had lunch with Los ...  Read More

College Bound Visits College Campuses

Campus Tours Highlighted College Experience

College Bound Visits College Campuses Durin ...  Read More

Youth of the Year Honorees Recognized

Honorees Share their Experiences as Club Members

Youth of the Year Honorees Recognized On Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, more than 180 people gathered at the Warner Center Marriott to honor our 2016 Youth of the Year, Ruby Antosh, as well as the eight children who were selected for their outstanding qualities.  Each student represented their individual s ...  Read More

College Bound's Ultimate Spelling Bee

Finalist Battled to Bring Home Trophy

 On Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, the Club's College Bound program hosted its First Annual Ultimate Spelling Bee at the Main Site. In order to have a spot in the Ultimate Spelling Bee and an equal opportunity of bringing home &quo ...  Read More

College Bash

College Bash On Friday, January 29, 2016, the Club's College Bound Teens program from the Main Clubhouse and Hale Middle School) hosted their ...  Read More


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