In order to sustain, better serve and grow our membership and programs, we will:
open in the fall of 2017
training and grantmaking
The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga was established in 1989
as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. Over the past 28 years, we have grown to become
a highly valued and respected community anchor. The organization was officially chartered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America
on October 27, 1993.
We serve over 3,000 children and teens (total youth served) in our Club sites and programs in the after school hours, all summer long and through community outreach. The Clubs and programs are safe, FUN, accessible, affordable, guidance-oriented, and staff supervised.
Our priority outcomes for kids are the development of a moral compass, academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. We provide high yield activities ("fun with a purpose") and targeted programs, encouraging our members to "deepen the impact" through regular daily attendance and program participation.
Boys & Girls Clubs are community supported, and we are exceptionally grateful to the Board of Directors, and the numerous individuals, businesses, organizations, foundations and other partners who invest in our kids. We are proud members and a chartered affiliate of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org).
Our after school program runs Monday through Friday throughout the school year at the St. Helena Club, the Calistoga school-based Club and at the Calistoga Teen Center. Our three Clubs are also open during the day throughout the summer. Check the Club pages under Our Programs for monthly calendars including days, times, hours and events.
Calistoga Teen Center:
Monhoff Center Annex
1505 Grant Street
Calistoga, CA 94515
Unit Director: Clint Ferrier
Calistoga school-based Club:
Calistoga Elementary School
1327 Berry Street
Calistoga, CA 94515
Unit Director: Lainey Cronk
Administrative Office and St. Helena Clubhouse:
1420 Tainter Street
St. Helena, CA 94574
Unit Director: Ash Clements
Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga
Howell Mountain Unit
525 Cottage Road North
Angwin, CA 94508
Unit Director: Mariana Martinez
"To provide all young people a safe, positive and unique place to develop their natural talents, and to inspire them to achieve their full potential."
Our Vision For the Future
"To equip all children with the skills to become productive, responsible and caring citizens by delivering innovative youth development programs."
Great Futures Start HERE.... in all we do, we constantly strive to:
Our Desired Outcomes
A Moral Compass, Healthy Lifestyles, Academic Success, and Good Character and Citizenship
Our Youth Development Strategy
Providing youth with the tools they need to thrive, by helping them develop a sense of:
BELONGING, USEFULNESS, INFLUENCE and COMPETENCE
The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga (BGCSHC) is a chartered affiliate of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America system (BGCA). The first "Boys Club" was founded in Hartford, CT in 1860. The National organization was founded in 1906, and chartered by the Congress of the United States in 1956. The National headquarters is located in Atlanta, GA.
BGCA is comprised of approximately 1,2,00 chartered organizations and 4,200 Clubs.
Clubs are traditional (building centered, like our St. Helena Club), in schools (like our Calistoga Club at Calistoga Elementary School), in churches, in public housing, in community centers (like our Calistoga Teen Center at the Monhoff Center Annex) on Native lands and on US military bases both foreign and domestic. There are approximately 50,000 BGCA employees (FT and PT), 200,000 volunteers (Board members and program volunteers), and total combined budgets exceed $1.7 billion.
We serve children and youth in grades K-12 in annual membership. NOTE: A child must have reached his/her 5th birthday, AND completed the first day of kindergarten to be eligible for membership. The BGCSHC operates three Clubs (after school and summer) and an Administrative Office.Our 2016-2017 annual operating budget July 1-June 30) is $1,429,320. We have 47 employees (9 FTE and 38 PT), 1,554 registered members and an additional 1,528 "other youth served" through community outreach and special programming for a "total youth served" number of 3,082
Traditionally, Boys & Girls Clubs are primarily community supported, and not fee supported. Thus, just 6% of our annual operating revenues come from fees. We strive to be affordable and accessible for all children and families. Our fees should never be a barrier to participation.
We are governed by a 19 member Board of Directors, and audited annually by an independent firm, assuring excellent stewardship and sound fiscal management.