Founded in 1944, Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley (BGCSV) is a non-profit youth development organization that offers innovative and effective afterschool and summer enrichment programs primarily for low income, at-risk Santa Clara County youth ages 5-18 years.
BGCSV serves 5,000+ regular members at 40 Clubhouses locations in San Jose, Morgan Hill, Gilroy and beyond.
United By A Cause
To inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring adults.
Closing The Gap For Youth
The majority of the youth we serve are living in economically depressed, high-crime neighborhoods with an absence of role models or mentors and a lack of access to opportunity. We aim to help close the opportunity gap for these youth and the communities they live in, ensuring greater economic, political, and social equality.
To provide a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Our programs are designed to serve at risk youth ages 4-18+ years in Title 1 schools who are not meeting academic proficiencies.
Our Commitment to Child Safety
Child Safety is Our #1 Priority
Since the very first Club opened in 1944 with the purpose of giving local kids a safe place to go, safety has been the No. 1 priority of Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley. Layers of safety policies and guidelines create a safe, fun environment so kids can achieve.
To meet the evolving safety needs of kids, families, and communities, Boys & Girls Clubs works continuously to enhance our policies, practices, and trainings to ensure youth are safe and protected.
At Boys & Girls Clubs, kids and teens can rely on a safe, consistent, and welcoming environment where they can focus on what’s most important—being a kid.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley had its beginnings in 1944 with San Jose founder, Uncle Harry.
With character development and civic leadership as the cornerstone of the experience, the Club focused on capturing boys interests, improving their behavior and increasing their personal expectations and goals.
A Cause Was Born.
Join The Cause!
The Faces Behind Our Work
It’s not just a job – it’s a calling. At the heart of every Boys & Girls Club are the passionate staff members who work towards bettering the future for youth and their communities.
My son interacts more with other children and he’s not as shy as before. This program helped my son feel more confident speaking with other kids.
School Year Parent Survey, 2022
They are very caring and considerate of others’ feelings. They make you feel like family.
Summer Parent Survey, 2023
This program is a huge benefit for our child and all the kids in our school. He gets fed, help with homework, and a chance to play with his peers every day…we’re very fortunate to have such incredible staff that are dedicated to serving the people in our community.
School Year Parent Survey, 2023
It has been an absolute lifesaver.
School year parent survey, 2023
Staff take good care of my kids, they feel safe. They help guide them and communicate great with them. I have never heard any complaints from any staff member. Kids not only request to attend after-school program but also the summer.
You Can Make A Difference!
Give kids a safe place to go after school and during the summer.