John Adams Middle School Branch

About this location:

On June 10, 2009, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica celebrated the grand opening of the John Adams Middle School (JAMS) Clubhouse, tripling the number of youth served in that community. Every detail of the Club’s design was given careful consideration in order to create a positive, safe environment that contributes to quality
programming and care.
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Hours of Operation:

School Year:
Monday-Thursday: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:30am – 9:15am & 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Summer & Holiday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Minimum Day Schedule: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Branch Director:

Erika Mitchell


2441 16th St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 496-8800




Our Staff:

Erika Mitchell, Branch Director
Elizabeth Dawson, Membership Coordinator/Admin. Assistant
Jason Hurd, Assistant Director
Nadia Fellows, Learning Center Coordinator
Ardell Gipson, Youth Development Professional
Logan Fricke, Youth Development Professional
Stephanie Argueta, Youth Development Professional
Jennifer Recendez, Youth Development Professional


Our caring staff are trained to serve as positive role models and to create a learning scenario out of every game, to nurture self-esteem in every exchange with a child, and to boost the confidence that can be so fleeting during adolescence. The positive relationships our mentors build with children at the Club are a key element of our impact on youth.


Technology and Media Center: Whether building computers from scratch, or using them for animation, web design or robotics, Club members learn about technology from the inside and out. Led by expert staff, members can also play various instruments and do video and sound production in the Sound Studio.


Learning Center: The Learning Center is a great feature of the Club and it offers a variety of programs, activities and resources. Trained professionals guide the students as they work on school projects, debate the day’s news or play Sudoku on the Internet – these “high yield” activities expand upon what is being taught at school.


Social Recreation: Ping-pong, foos-ball, air hockey and bumper pool – all examples of what greets members everyday as they walk through the doors of the Club and into the Games Room. Other forms of social recreation include field trips to museums, aquariums, theme parks, mountain camps and the beach.


Access to John Adams Middle School Facilities: the school graciously provides use of its gymnasium and outdoor fields for sports and recreation programs, as well as its auditorium in which members can participate in music, drama and dance programs.


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