Welcome to the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga!
Thanks for visiting our web site!
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!
"Great Futures Start Here."
Our three sites-- the St. Helena Clubhouse, the Calistoga school-based Club and the Calistoga Teen Center--- are on regular school year hours. Please click on the "Our Programs" tab above and view your Club's page and calendar.
NOTE: Please make sure you are familiar with our Club hours for the Christmas and New Years holiday seasons.
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
3. Calistoga Teen Center ("Club 1505")
4. St. Helena-Calistoga Youth Diversion and Intervention Program
and..... 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- future capital campaign 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 24 years, we have grown to be a highly valued and respected community anchor.
We serve over 2,000 children and teens (ages 5-18, in grades K-12) in our Club sites and programs in the after school hours, and all summer long. 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 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.
We also operate--
The St. Helena-Calistoga Youth Diversion and Intervention Program:
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
The Gift of Forever
What is an ENDOWMENT, and why is it important?
Simply put, an endowment is a bank account-- a “bucket of money”-- which is safely and wisely invested. The principal can never be touched. Only the annual earnings may be used.
OK, so, what is a planned gift?
A planned gift is a contribution to the endowment, usually made through either an outright cash gift, or through a person’s will or estate plan.
Planned gifts can include cash, real estate, jewelry, cars, art, stocks and bonds, and naming the Boys & Girls Clubs as a beneficiary (in whole or in part) of a life insurance policy or a retirement fund.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga currently has a modest endowment, and we utilize the annual earnings in our operating budget each year to help cover our program and operational costs, including staffing, equipment and supplies.
We’d like our endowment to grow and become much larger both in its assets, but also in the number of people participating.
Why? Because an endowment is perpetual. That means, the fund is there forever (“into perpetuity”) continually providing a revenue stream to support the Club.
When you make a contribution to the endowment, you make “the gift of forever,” because your donation will never be spent. Only the earnings are utilized. And, when pooled with the donations of many others, the endowment grows to become a significant funding source, thus assuring the sustainability of the Boys & Girls Clubs in our communities in service to today’s kids and future generations.
100% of all contributions to our endowment, stay in our local Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga organization.
How can you as a parent, a businessperson or a community member help?
The easiest way is to join our Heritage Club. This is a society of individuals, recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, of people throughout the country who have named their local Club in their will or estate plan. “I hereby bequest and bequeath to the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga the following:_____________;” or, by simply making a cash donation to our endowment today.
For many folks, there are tax advantages in making a planned gift, and cash contributions to the Boys & Girls Club are tax deductible. Our IRS tax exempt number is 68-0226714.
If you have an interest in contributing and supporting our endowment, please contact me at 707-963-8944 or LJT@bgcshc.org.
By making the gift of forever, we “plant the seeds of trees under which we may never stand” for kids and communities today and far into the future. What a wonderful legacy!