About

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 10 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

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.