our programs

In partnership with schools, parents, and community organizations BGCP implements proven social and academic interventions. These programs provide students with the opportunities to achieve in school and in life. We share facilities, curriculum, data, and staff training to deliver acdemic and social interventions designed to increase student outcomes and graduation rates.

  • Academic enrichment and support
  • Access to 1:1 tutoring and long-term mentorship
  • College and career exposure
  • Chances to make meaningful choices about their lives
  • New opportunities to discover individual talents and passions
  • Engaging electives, such as sports, the arts, gardening & robotics

After school programs

Our K-12 extended learning sites offer an innovative academic and enrichment program which runs in collaboration with schools, districts, cities, nonprofits, and families. Our programs are a place of belonging and a safe haven. They are filled with positive peer groups and adults who care, who mentor, and who inspire. Here, young people find the support they need to face challenges and fulfill their potential. Our high school program provides academic support and career readiness: i.e., academic case management, skill building towards clubhouse job opportunities,  tutoring,  homework help, financing support, and college application.

All of our K-8 after school and summer programs are part of the Center for a New Generation, a model and movement created by Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Susan Ford-Dorsey.

summer programs

This year, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula will be partnering closely with the Redwood City School District and Ravenswood City School District to run summer school programs for district students rising into 1st-5th grade. The program is only for students who attend schools within either of the two school districts and have been invited by their school principal or teacher. If you are interested and meet the above criteria, please follow up with your school teacher or principal.

The Summer Academy extends learning opportunities beyond the classroom for two months of grade-level education.

K-5 Grade Summer Learning Academy

  • 5-week program from 8am-4pm
  • Certified teachers providing 3 hours of intensive instruction in English and math
  • 4 hours of enrichment programs in partnership with Galileo Learning (e.g. STEM, fitness and art
  • 6:1 student to adult ratio (teachers, BGCP staff members and community volunteers), enabling small group learning that is hands-on and fun
  • Daily nutritional breakfast, snacks, and lunch

Middle School  6-8 Grade Aim High Partnership

In partnership with our local school community and Aim High we are providing programs including math, science, humanities, issues & choices as well as on and off-campus field trips exposing our youth to colleges and careers. 

High School Program

To address the needs of low-income high school students, BGCP is providing summer teen centers at our Redwood City and East Palo Alto clubhouses.

Teens Receive:

  • Opportunities to develop summer-long projects in subjects like music production, culinary arts, photography, sports, dance, and robotics.

  • Grade-specific programming specially designed to meet the unique academic needs of members, including Algebra 1 and English classes

  • College readiness workshops at our future Grads Summer Academy

  • Paid internship opportunities at local companies including LinkedIn, Google, YouTube, 23andMe, IBM, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

In addition to these programs, incoming 9th graders at our East Palo Alto Clubhouse also participate in:

  • Summer Bridge: Offering high school transition support as students enter 9th grade, students are introduced to their school staff, BGCP staff, fellow classmates, and fellow EPA freshmen. Students engage in a series of mini-projects that help them start to develop a vision for their ideal life, understand their role as change makers in local issues, and blend technology and art to create “swag” for their community.

  • Freshman Academy: To best prepare incoming 9th graders for the academic challenges of high school, students participate in math boot camp and a social justice project that ends with a final exhibition.


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