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Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica

Our Mission: Be Inspirational. Save Lives.

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

The Impact: Our Community

  • 85% of parents observed their children have improved school performance since attending the Club.

  • Juvenile crime escalates from 3-7pm, by providing young people a safe place to go after school, LA Clubs save the community $82.9 million per year.

  • This year 100% of BGCSM Club Members graduated from high school, compared to only 77% of LAUSD high school students.

  • For every $1 spent by LA Clubs, $16.18 of earnings are generated by parents who can keep their jobs due to the services the Clubs provide.

  • 91% of Club members report a boost in confidence after attending a Boys & Girls Club.

  • With every $100,000 a LA Club spends, $1.64 million of positive economic impact is generated for the community.


Our Clubs: Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica (BGCSM)

Since 1944, BGCSM has given kids and teens what they need to succeed, providing a safe and nurturing environment to develop socially, succeed in school, stay physically active and prepare for positive futures.

  • We currently serve over 4,000 young people, ages 6 to 18, through Club memberships.

  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica are made up of 5 locations, serving youth from 128 zip codes throughout LA.

  • At two of our sites, the membership fee is $20 annually for access to all Club programs. At the other eight sites, membership is free of charge.


Our Vision: To Create Great Futures for America’s Youth

Our vision for our youth is that they develop healthy physical and emotional habits, succeed in their chosen educational and career pathways, achieve self-efficacy and confidence, and become leaders in their communities.