GREAT FUTURES START HERE!
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.
Great Futures Start HERE...in all we do, we constantly strive to:
- Be Accessible and Affordable for ALL Kids
- Balance Fun with Learning-- "Fun with a Purpose"
- Instill a Moral Compass, Act Ethically and With Integrity
- Celebrate Diversity
- Respect All Individuals
- Grow Community Partnerships
- Recognize and Honor our Supporters
- Value our Staff and Volunteers
- Be a Leader in Our Community
- Deliver Measurable Results and Outcome Driven Programs with Impact
- Be Accountable
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 strive, by helping them develop a sense of
BELONGING, USEFULNESS, INFLUENCE AND COMPETENCE.
The History of Our Clubs
First summer program occurs on grounds of St. Helena Catholic School with approximately 50 children
Club begins after-school programs in fall, operating out of the St. Helena Elementary School cafeteria and grounds.
Membership grows to over 200.
St. Helena Club is incorporated as not-for-profit organization on November 21, which becomes the Club's official anniversary.
Membership tops the 300 mark.
Club moves back to Catholic School’s newly constructed facilities establishing program office
and permanent site for Games Room, recreation and summer programs.
Fine Arts Program is established.
Homework Club (after school tutoring program) for Elementary school students is established.
The St. Helena Club is chartered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Junior high school student Homework Club is established.
“Youth of the Year Awards” is initiated, recognizing Members monthly and at Annual Awards Ceremony.
“Short Shooters” begins, teaching rules and skills and values of good sportsmanship and teamwork.
“Celebrating Girls!” program begins to meet needs of adolescent girls.
KIDZNET computer lab plugs in and turns on in March, keeping up with new educational methods and Members’ need and desire for additional learning facilities.
Club begins field-testing SMART Moves Program, a comprehensive Youth Development program to help young people develop positive life skills training.
Junior Staff Program initiated.
Short Shooters program grows into two separate leagues: “Little Champs” for 1st and 2nd graders, and “Short Shooters” for 3rd and 4th graders.
NetSmartz, a safe, Internet investigative program is incorporated and a new learning tool with project-centered curricula launched.
Youth Diversion/Intervention Program begins, helping at-risk youth and minor first-time offenders.
Calistoga Club after school program begins. 40 children sign up
Calistoga Club was officially Chartered by Boys & Girls Club of America on November 27, 2001.
Calistoga Club summer program starts, Membership tops 100.
St. Helena Club and the St. Helena School District begin designs for a Joint Use Youth Facility.
Over 1,200 children participate in the Clubs’ programs.
Dragonfly Quest and Passport to Manhood (SMART Moves programs) are initiated in St. Helena and Calistoga
St. Helena Club and the St. Helena School District sign agreement to build a Joint Use Youth Facility on the Elementary School campus
Calistoga Club, in partnership with the City of Calistoga, begins operation of the Calistoga Teen Center on January 1
The first annual BIG Night - LIVE Auction and Gala Fundraiser
Mental Health awareness is emphasized as BGCSHC starts Teen Mental Health Retreats, a week-long retreat in the mountains of Oregon.
20-25 teens participate in each of these annual Fall and Summer retreats.