Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley serves more than 9,500 boys and girls each year in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, and neighboring communities through our facility-based before and after school centers and licensed child development preschools.
Why We're Special
- 1. Dedicated Youth Facilities
- The Boys & Girls Clubs are a place just for kids -- actual neighborhood-based buildings -- designed solely for youth programs and activities.
- 2. Open Daily
- Our Clubs are open before and after school, as well as most school holidays, winter recess, spring break, and summer vacation. We are available when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.
- 3. Professional Staff
- Every Club has full-time, trained youth development staff, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support. More than 150 individuals comprise our professional staff.
- 4. Available to ALL Youth
- We reach out to kids who cannot afford, or may lack access to, other community programs. It costs us over $500 a year to provide programs to each child that walks through our doors, but our annual membership fee is only $15 and no child is turned away due to inability to pay.
- • Honor Awards for Program Excellence
- The Honor Awards are Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s most prestigious program awards, recognizing Clubs who offer the highest level of program effectiveness, innovation and creativity. BGCHV has earned several over the years and we are proud to offer kids in our community not only the best programming locally, but the best programming in the country!
- ♦ Honor Award for Program Excellence in Education: The Twilight Education Project was named the best Boys & Girls Club education program in the country in 2015.
- ♦ Merit Award for Innovations in Safety: In 2015, our organization was ranked number two in the nation for creating a culture of safety for our organization and a safe environment for our kids.
- ♦ Merit Award for Overall Program Excellence: In 2008, our organization was ranked #2 in the nation for best overall programming.
- ♦ Merit Award for Sports, Fitness, and Recreation: In 2008, our sports leagues earned this honor, ranking our sports leagues among the best sports, fitness, and recreation programs offered by Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide.
- ♦ Merit Award for the Arts: In 2003 and 2005, the ClubHouse Theatre program was named one of the top five arts programs offered by Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide.
- ♦ Honor Award for Overall Program Excellence: In 2003, our organization was ranked the #1 Boys & Girls Club in the country.
- • NAEYC Accreditation
- The Learning Center earned prestigious 5-year accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC accreditation is the gold standard in quality for early childhood education programs. Fewer than 10% of all preschools nationwide have earned this achievement. In fact, the Learning Center is the ONLY nationally accredited preschool in Fountain Valley. The Learning Center was first accredited in 2003 and has earned reaccreditation through 2018.
- • Annie E. Casey Family Strengthening Award
- The Club’s Twilight Education Project was named one of the top Family Strengthening Programs in the nation by Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2011 and 2004.
- • Marketing and Communications Awards
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America has recognized BGCHV's outstanding marketing and communications efforts with 28 national Marketing and Communications (MAC) awards since 2003. These honors have been given for our Comprehensive Marketing Strategy, Publications, Special Events, Website, Interactive and Online Marketing Strategy, use of the “Great Futures Start Here” positioning statement, and use of the iconic Blue Door graphic. BGCHV consistently ranks among the best Boys & Girls Club organizations in the nation for promoting our brand and helping our community learn more about the good work that the Boys & Girls Club does for kids.
- • Peter A. Hartman Award
- In 2005, the Orange County Children & Families Commission presented the Club with its most prestigious honor: the Peter A. Hartman Award. This award is given to the funded organization that best fulfills their goals of helping children ages 0-5 achieve healthy development and be ready to learn when they start school. The honor was given in recognition of the Club’s outstanding quality preschools, model afterschool Kindergarten program, and Twilight School program for immigrant families.
- • Peter F. Drucker Award (Honorable Mention)
- In 2005, the Club earned an Honorable Mention for the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation, a national competition designed to celebrate the most innovative programs run by nonprofits. The Club was recognized for its Twilight Education Project program which offers opportunities for all members of immigrant families to improve their English language skills and life skills in order to become more productive and successful members of our community.
- • Golden Bell Award
- This prestigious honor is given by the California School Board Association to the programs that provide the most educational benefit to public school children in the state of California. The Twilight Education Project earned this honor in 2005.
- • Gender
- 52% are Male
- 48% are Female
- • Age
- 13% are 0-5 years old
- 18% are 6-7 years old
- 35% are 8-10 years old
- 27% are 11-13 years old
- 7% are 14-18 years old
- • Ethnicity
- 39% Caucasian
- 23% Asian/Pacific Islander
- 28% Hispanic/Latino
- 8% Multi-Racial
- 2% African-American