Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is the largest and most effective youth development organization in North County whose mission is to inspire, develop and enrich young people of all backgrounds to reach their fullest potential as self-confident, productive, responsible, caring members of society. For over 60 years, the development and implementation of programs that address enriching academic and educational opportunities combined with developing strong character values in the youth we serve is critical to providing the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and future leaders.
We are unique in offering daily programs for youth at little or no cost, 78% of our membership comes from low-income households. The annual membership fee is $55 per fiscal year, but scholarships are available for families who demonstrate financial or special needs.
BGCO gives youth an advantage they would not otherwise find, in programs that target education, character development, and health, enabling youth to realize greater academic and social success, thus decreasing dropout rates, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, and gang and criminal activity. We have implemented an organizational Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) program designed to develop a greater interest and appreciation for the world of STEAM and its relation to real world applications and careers. The organization has embraced project-based learning (PBL) and uses this approach in all STEAM activities to engage youth during non-school hours including after-school, summer, winter, spring break, and president’s week camps.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside serves over 1,400 youth daily, ages 5-18 throughout Oceanside and Vista, with 6 on-site school locations in Oceanside, 5 on-site school locations in Vista and our main Townsite Branch which operates year round!
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