Welcome to the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga!
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Our web site is designed to be easy to navigate. We strive to make important information available quickly. The site is a main communication portal into our organization and Clubs for kids, parents and community members. We desire it to be timely, user friendly, interesting and fun!
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"Great Futures Start Here."
Last updated: July 22, 2014
This is a very special time for us at the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga.
2014 marks our silver anniversary-- 25 years serving youth in the upper Napa Valley. Point on About Us and then click on History to read our story of service for a quarter century.
BIG NEWS....The St. Helena Chamber of Commerce selected the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga as the 2013 Non-Profit of the Year. The award "best exemplifies a well run community service non-profit organization, including its connections with the community, relationship with the school district and with the many community groups which use the facility for a variety of activities." The award was presented at the Chamber's "Celebrate St. Helena" event on the Napa Wine Train on January 27th. CONGRATULATIONS to our Board of Directors, staff and kids on this notable and well deserved recognition.
BIG NEWS AGAIN! The Calistoga Chamber of Commerce also named the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga as the Non-Profit of the Year. We received our award from Mayor Chris Canning and Napa County Supervisor Diane Dillon at the Chamber's annual dinner on June 23rd at Clos Pegase. Congratulations to our Calistoga staff members, Board members, volunteers, patrons, kids and families!
The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga, Inc.
-- Our Clubs and programs (5 parts and ONE organization)--
1. St. Helena Clubhouse
2. Calistoga school-based Club at Calistoga Elementary School
3. Calistoga Teen Center ("Club 1505" at the Monhoff Center Annex)
4. St. Helena-Calistoga Youth Diversion and Intervention Program
5. The Administrative Office (located in the St. Helena Club at 1420 Tainter Street) 707-963-8944
"To equip all children with the skills to become productive, responsible and caring citizens by delivering innovative youth development programs."
OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES: In order to better serve and grow our membership and programs, we will--
Increase and diversify revenues for mission advancement
Board development- growth, engagement, diversity
Build the reserves and endowment
Advance our profile and image through community cultivation
Calistoga- capital campaign (2014-2017) and new facility
Deepen our relationships with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)
The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga was established in 1989 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. Over the past 25 years, we have grown to become a highly valued and respected community anchor.
We serve over 2,500 children and teens (total youth served-- ages 5-18, in grades K-12) 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.
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 for days, times, hours and events.
We also operate--
The St. Helena-Calistoga Youth Diversion and Intervention Program: Homepage
Heather Baker, Director
The Administrative Office: (open M-F 9am to 5pm)
Jay Templeton, Executive Director
Trent Yaconelli, Associate Executive Director
Caiti Dorow, Development and Marketing Coordinator
Nicole LeStrange, Administrative Assistant
Our Mission: Who we are and what we do--
"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 Executive Director's
School is out...and the Boys & Girls Club is IN!
The hours of 3-6pm during the school year, and all day long during the summer, are the times when children and youth are most vulnerable to violence, teen pregnancy, gang activity, crime and physical injury.
That is exactly why—for more than 100 years—Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation have offered after school and summer programming in a safe environment and under the leadership of trained staff who CARE about kids.
With school now out for the summer, the Boys & Girls Club is IN!
That message will be delivered through mufti-media all over the United States and beyond, as Boys & Girls Clubs of America kicks off its "Great Futures" campaign on July 31st. Our goal is for Club kids to have a positive and enriching experience throughout the summer, and to help them be ready for the school bell in the fall.
Boys & Girls Clubs, including our programs right here in the up-Valley, are designed to be inclusive, affordable and accessible for all kids, with a special emphasis on “the kids who need us most.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of America President Jim Clark recently noted, “Research shows that kids who are productively occupied during the summer significantly enhance their probability for long-term success. Conversely, youth who are not engaged in beneficial activities during this period are at a greater risk of aberrant behavior- such as committing juvenile crimes.”
Jim continued, “Every day they are not in school, every child needs a safe, supervised environment. For millions of kids, the Boys & Girls Club is their safe out-of-school setting to meet friends, have fun, get homework help and to be actively engaged under the watchful eye of trusted adults.”
Among the goals of the "Great Futures" campaign are:
A wake up call to America, to stress the importance of youth issues in every community. Look for Boys & Girls Clubs on the Today show, Good Morning America, on internet sites and in the local media.
A focus on helping more kids graduate from high school. Surveys have shown that Club kids graduate at significantly higher levels than non members.
Encourage community voluntarism, developing 21st century leaders
Building a healthier generation through physical activity and healthy nutrition choices
Since 1989 the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga have been providing important programs through trusting relationships to children and teens in our communities. We enrich and change lives to 1,438 registered members in the Youth Diversion and Intervention Program, at the Calistoga Teen Center, in our St. Helena Clubhouse and at the Calistoga school-based program. And, in 2013, we provided programs, education and training to 1,120 additional children and youth through our community outreach efforts.
2014 marks our 25th anniversary. We are proud of our legacy, and equally excited for our future.
On behalf of the kids we serve-- as well as our staff, volunteers and our devoted Board of Directors—THANK YOU for your support, and thank you for making the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga The Positive Place for Kids.