We operate programs across the county in 5 community-based clubhouses, on 28 school campuses, at 6 affordable housing complexes and in Juvenile Hall. During the school year, our Clubs are open from school dismissal until 6pm or later. Summer hours vary by location.
Throughout history, Boys & Girls Clubs typically held the form of stand-alone facilities, buildings specifically for the purpose of serving young people in a Club environment. We have 5 of these types of Clubhouses in Cloverdale, Healdsburg, Windsor, Rohnert Park, and Petaluma.
Elementary & Middle School Campuses
Through the past decade, we have built strong relationships with school districts throughout the county. Today, our school-based locations account for 28 of our Clubs, allowing us to have the largest impact by going directly to the young people who need us most.
Affordable Housing Complexes
To further our effort to go where the kids are, we have built relationships with local housing organizations to operate Clubs at housing complexes.
In addition to opening Clubs where the youth of our county live and play, we operate a Club within the walls of Juvenile Hall in partnership with the Sonoma County Probation Department to serve the young people that many others just can’t get to.
Our programs are carefully designed to develop self confidence and life skills while working toward the goal of building Academic Success, Good Character and Healthy Lifestyles in every child we serve.
When youth leave the Club at age 18, they leave with the ability to make positive choices and lead a self-sufficient life. As funding in the schools is cut, many critical developmental programs can be found only at a Boys & Girls Club. For at-risk youth, access to these activities can mean the difference between a series of bad choices or a life of positive outcomes.
Core Program Areas
Character and Leadership Development programs empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and other’s cultural identities. Clubhouse programs include: Youth of the Year, Keystone Club, Torch Club and Community Service.
Academic Success and Career Development programs enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines and apply that learning to achieve success in their future educational and career endeavors. Clubhouse programs include: Power Hour Homework Assistance, Career Prep/Junior Achievement, Technology Centers, Math/Sciences and Literacy.
Health and Life Skills programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. Clubhouse programs include: SMART Moves, SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood.
The Arts programs enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing. Clubhouse programs include: National Fine Arts Contest/Art Show, National Photography Contest, Creative Writing, Poetry and Performing Arts.
Sports, Fitness and Recreation programs develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, teamwork, appreciation for the environment and social skills. Clubhouse programs include: Citywide Sports leagues, non-traditional and non-competitive sports such as Judo and swimming.
Teen Programming offers age appropriate activities such as scholarship programs, community service opportunities, apprenticeships, skills assessments, as well as drug and alcohol prevention programs. Teen centers provide a safe and engaging space for Club Members (13 and over) and are open extended hours each day as well as Friday nights. It is our intention that youth be engaged in positive activities during these critical hours. Other programs include Council for Unity and Gang Prevention and Intervention.
The Formula for Impact is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s research-based theory of change that described how individual Club Programs and the movement as a whole will increase our impact on the lives of the young people we serve. Each element of the Formula for Impact incorporates research into the ways that young people grow and thrive, as well as best practices and traditions of highly effective Clubs. You may review this assessment tool by clicking the link above.
Clubs use the Formula for Impact Assessment tool as a way to identify how well they are implementing best practices of high-quality programs and providing a world-class experience for members. Results are used to develop an annual action plan to guide staff in increasing the Club’s impact and improving program quality. These results are available to any member of the public by request. Please contact Michelle Edwards, Vice- President of Youth Impact for more information.
1400 North Dutton Ave. Ste. 24
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: (707) 528-7977
Fax: (707) 528-7933