Together We Rise | Emerge Strong
There were many who stepped up during the initial months of this crisis and stood with us, helping us through one of our most challenging moments, enabling us to provide critical and essential services to our most vulnerable youth. THANK YOU.
Our new fiscal year started on October 1. With that, we ask that you to continue to support our work as essential service providers to youth who are disproportionately impacted by this pandemic. TOGETHER | WE RISE is our fall and yearend fundraising drive that allows us to immediately fund current programs and to plan and make critical decisions for the months ahead -- one less uncertainty amidst so much that is unclear.
These are extraordinarily challenging times for everyone, but now more than ever, the Club is a beacon of hope for kids and families. Please join us in standing with our kids and families, and make a contribution today.
As we approach fall, with no signs of the health crisis abating, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco remains resolute in standing shoulder to shoulder with our youth and families. The disproportionate impact of this pandemic on people of color shines a light on the complex, often multi-generational social and racial inequity that our families face.
Starting the first day of distance learning for the new school year on August 17th, BGCSF opened its doors at ten locations allowing young people—with a focus on the most vulnerable youth—to access the Clubs. Our team continues their frontline service for our youth, focused on Academic Support for students doing distance learning, with a secondary emphasis on safe social engagement, ensuring daily nutrition and wellness activities, and providing regular opportunities for recreation.
Throughout the pandemic, BGCSF has held the health and safety of our youth and staff at the forefront of all our decision making. To stay safe, the number of youth served each day at the Club is limited, the Clubs effectively manage all necessary cleaning supplies and PPE and invest time and resources in staff training. As long as we feel that BGCSF can function safely, the doors of the Clubs will remain open to the youth in our community who need us the most.
Meet Some of Our Staff
Despite the unprecedented challenges of the last several months, there are a number of bright spots. One is the resilience of our staff throughout the entire organization. Their unrelenting focus on continuing to put Youth First in everything we do remains our most important core value. We are proud to work with so many dedicated people who are part of the BGCSF organization.