DPR Construction Helps Youth Build Mother's Day Gifts
On May 7th, DPR staff came to the La Colonia branch and helped the children create Mother’s Day gifts for their moms. The children enjoyed building beautiful flower pots and/or hand-made cutting boards.
Bringing A Bird Back to Health
Two of our Del Mar kids found a hurt baby bird on the ground while they were walking home from the club. They brought him back to the clubhouse and kept him warm and safe in a plastic bin with paper towels and leaves. The kids and staff researched how to take care of a baby bird and discovered that the grubs from our garden were the perfect food!
EDUCATION & CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Integrating Healthy Lifestyles into After School Program
The Center for a Healthy Lifestyle in Solana Beach sits right behind the Harper Branch clubhouse. The garden is plentiful and the kitchen is always cooking up something healthy and delicious. This is due to our amazing CHL team consisting of our gardener, our chefs, our volunteers and now more often, our after school kids.
Carmel Valley Montessori Year End Party & Graduation!
On June 11th at 10:30 am, CVMS is celebrating a successful year at their year-end graduation party! CVMS wants to celebrate all of their graduating and returning students! The children have been working so hard and they are excited to perform at the ceremony. All families, friends, grandparents, etc are welcome to come watch the show. Ther performances and graduation is followed by lunch from 10:30 am -12:30 pm. Located at the Carmel Valley Polster Branch.
Teens Graduate from Crush Mentor Program
On Wednesday May 28th, five teens from the La Colonia Branch shadowed the staff at Solana Beach Crush for the last time. After a total of 10 weeks shadowing every position in the restaurant in order to gain invaluable real world work experience, experience that the teens otherwise would not have, they graduated. On this celebratory night, the teens were put to the test by actually running the restaurant on their own, to showcasing the skills they learned throughout the mentorship program including cooking, taking orders, and serving customers.
SPORTS, FITNESS, RECREATION & HEALTH
Become a Better Athlete This Summer!
Take your game to the next level by improving your strength and conditioning during our Off Season Summer Work Outs! This Strength and Conditioning Program provides a safe place for athletes of all ages and skill levels to improve their athleticism. During this 10 week period athletes will focus on improving their speed, power, conditioning, and flexibility through a series of sports performance drills. There's a session for all ages!
iTrain Basketball Clinic Recap!
The first annual Boys and Girls Club iTrain Basketball Skills Clinic was able to help 65 kids take their game to the next level! During the clinic the kids improved their dribbling, scoring, and defense under the coaching of Jordan Lawley and DJ Gay. At the end of each practice kids earned special prizes such as medals, t-shirts, and an autographed game ball from SDSU coach Steve Fisher. The Boys and Girls Club would like to give a special thank you to assistant coach Zack Green, NBA player Jamaal Franklin, and each SDSU player who volunteered his time to make the clinic a fun and exciting experience for our student-athletes. >> View the Recap Video
*NEW* Fitness Classes at the Harper Branch!
Tennis Bootcamp | Stationary Indoor & Outdoor Cycling + Spin & Swim | Outdoor Bootcamp Try one of our NEW adult fitness classes out!
First time is FREE!
Jump in and learn to swim!
Our certified and trained staff provide students with a positive learning experience as theytrain, improve and master proper swimming techniques and safety skills. Both small group and private lessons are available for youth as young as 6 months up to adults.
Frozen Mini Musical Theater Workshop
Know how to stop winter? Sign up for this Summer Workshop! The Youth Arts Academy Mini Workshop will feature songs from the hit Disney Movie, Frozen, including dances from Arendalle and singing like Princess Elsa & Ana. Students will rehearse vocal techniques and projections, learn improv, choreography and characterization. No prior musical theater experience is required! THIS CLASS IS WORTH MELTING FOR!
YAA Rock Bands Perform at Fiesta Del Sol This Weekend
Our very own Youth Arts Academy Rock program was invited (through the Belly Up), to perform at the Solana Beach--Fiesta Del Sol on the Main Stage. The bands look forward to this event every year as this is the 6th time they have performed at this annual event.
YAA Rock Bands to Perform at House of Blues
Our Youth Arts Academy Rock Band program has been invited to participate in the annual Action for the Arts Student Recital to be held at House of Blues - San Diego on Saturday, June 7th. This is a very huge compliment to the Rock Bands as only a few schools and organizations were choosen to participate. Three out of the 11 Rock Bands will perform on stage at House of Blues using the backline the National Touring Acts use.
Giving Back to the Community During the Recent Fires
The recent fire situations in our area gave new meaning to "School's out, Clubs are in!" Because parents need options when schools are not in session and their kids need care, we kept our two largest Branches open all day, the Solana Beach Harper Branch and the Carmel Valley Polster Branch, while schools we're closed due to the fires, at NO additional fee.
Uncorked for a Cause Recap presented by Retirement Benefits Group
This year's Uncorked event at Moniker Warehouse downtown was a huge success! We netted over $8,500 and over 150 people attended. View the amazing video of the night brought to us by Krystal Productions.
6th Annual Commotion by the Ocean Saturday, June 14 • 1PM
ROCK SHOW & FOOD TRUCKS // YOUTH ARTS ACADEMY ANNUAL CONCERT FUNDRAISER This 6th annual rock and roll picnic concert is family and community friendly and will feature eleven of Youth Arts Academy’s student created bands. The rock bands that will be performing consist of talented teenagers who have a passion for music.
Register Now for Summer Camps 2014
Who's ready for their BEST SUMMER YET?! I know we are. There's something for everyone this summer, from Adventure Camps, Cooking Camps, Swim Lessons, Dance Classes, Music Classes, Sports Camps, Specialty Camps, Day Camps, and Teen Camps.
Griset Charity Golf Classic Recap
The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito's Charity Golf Tournament was played on Monday, May 19th, 2014. This tournament, hosted at The Crossings in Carlsbad, is an important fundraiser for the Griset Branch in Encinitas to raise money for scholarships. This event has raised over $50,000 to benefit scholarships over the past four years. We would like to thank all our sponsors, players and volunteers for making this another successful event!
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito recently unveiled a new look and a new
name for its Douglas Allred Branch in Carmel Valley. In honor of the late Ann
Allred and her legacy to the nonprofit organization, the branch is now called
the Ann & Douglas Allred Branch.
Million Dollar Round Table Foundation
The MDRT Foundation is the charitable arm of the Million Dollar Round Table, the premier association of Financial Professionals. The MDRT Foundation helps MDRT members maximize their philanthropic efforts in their own communities and worldwide. Thanks to long time supporter and Board Member Marty Peters, the Boys
& Girls Clubs of San Dieguito is a proud recipient of a $1,000 grant from
the MDRT Foundation.
Teaming Up With Dixieline
On May 17th, Dixieline in Solana Beach and La Colonia joined together for a fundraiser to benefit the La Colonia Branch. Dixieline provided hotdogs, chips, cookies and drinks to be sold for $1. All the proceeds of the sale went to La Colonia. We had both staff and teens volunteer at the event. It was great to see the outpouring of support from the members of the Solana Beach community. In all, we were able to raise over $600 for La Colonia. We had a great time and it was very rewarding to see everyone so involved and having a good time. Thanks to Dixieline for their continued support of the BGC and to the staff and volunteers for making this happen.
Thank You, Del Mar Rotarians
Due to a generous donation from the Del Mar Rotary Club, the Del Mar Branch was able to get a bit of a face lift! Over Spring Break we were fortunate enough to get all new railings on our front ramp and back patio. We also got a new canopy to cover our back porch because the old one blew off during one of our few storms this year. The kids and staff are so happy to be able to hang out safely around our new railings! We are so grateful to the Del Mar Rotary Club and their continued support of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito.
A Cyber Safe Future
June is Internet Safety Month, and through BGCA's partnership with Sprint, we’re educating parents on key cyber safety topics. Do you have questions about cyberbullying, social networking, online privacy, mobile smarts or another cyber-related issue? Our CyberTribe of expert teens has answers. Click here to ask a the CyberTribe a question!
FACE OF THE FUTURE
Alyssa Rodmel, 4th grade - Harper Branch
Charismatic, kind, sensitive, outgoing, respectful, athletic, cheerful and this list goes on and on. These are just a few words to explain Alyssa. Alyssa is a very bright individual. She loves all sports but is a master at the game of softball. Alyssa is an outstanding in school and her grades reflect from it, having nothing less than B plus on every report card. Although she’s the youngest of two she never shy’s away from a challenge from her older brother. Alyssa always gives respect to others but, expects the same in return. She also loves spending her spare time with family and friends. She is a great positive leader at the Harper Branch in Solana Beach.
MEET WHO'S LEADING OUR FUTURE
Anne Scobel, Del Mar After School Supervisor
Anne Scobel has been a valued member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito for over 3 years. Having started as a program leader at the Polster Branch, Anne has always been a leader among her peers, and was able to obtain the After School Program Coordinator position with the Harper Branch. Currently Anne is running our Del Mar location as the After School Program Supervisor and has helped grown the program to one of the largest memberships to date. Anne cares for every child that walks into the Club and it is clear from the smiles and laughter heard throughout the Del Mar Branch.
FROM THE CEO'S DESK
David H. Crean, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito
For more than 48 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito has enabled young people, especially those children most in need, to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, we serve more than 20,000 youth annually at our seven branch locations through Club membership and community outreach. Our branches and programs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. We emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.