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.
Endless Summer for a New Generation
As close as we all live to the beach, many young Angelenos haven't had the opportunity to experience the ultimate California birthright: surfing. Thanks to hosts State Senator Henry Stern and Malibu Makos, a few lucky Club members finally got their chance to "hang ten."
At the First Annual Surf Summit, the teens arrived early and suited up to catch some waves. After an hour of coaching by Makos surf instructors, the kids were enjoying themselves so much that we could barely get them out of the water to eat lunch. At the end of the day they looked like experienced surfers, all smiles and proud of their new skill.
Experiences like the Surf Summit enhance self-confidence, inspire healthy lifestyles, and widen perspectives. For our members, it was a day to remember. Cowabunga!