Employee of the Month – Kevin Kirk!
The award for the month of May goes to Kevin Kirk of St. Anne’s! Kevin was recognized for leading an innovative STEM Program. The St Anne’s members are always excited to participate in Rocket Club. He has even used Lego Robotics to explain how to operate machines and has created a small garden for kids to take care of. He has created fun, productive environments for kids to collaborate and express themselves positively. Kevin is creative, resourceful, and inspires members to BE GREAT!
Our Mission: Be Inspirational. Save Lives.
To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, responsible, productive 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 4,300 young people, ages 6 to 18, through Club memberships.
- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica are made up of 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
We aim to assure success is within reach of every child who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.