Unit Director Maria Articulates Our Mission in Haiti

Maria Moreno appears too young to be a Unit Director. Parents often mistake her for a high school...

A Refreshing Twist on “PB and J”

The Club’s outreach to teens from Boyle Heights on Friday nights has evolved into a dynamic pas...

Salesian Embarks on College Bound Program

The Club recently made an important decision on how to best serve the young in our care. For near...

SBGC Launches New Creative Projects Focusing on Animal Kindness

In the Spirit of Saint Francis of Assissi, the Club has co-developed an Animal Kindness program w...

Salesian Old Boys Inspire Generosity Towards SBGC’s Kids

The Salesian Old Boys, or SOB’s as they are warmly called, have been a force in the Salesian Fa...

"The Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan Endorses SBGC's Animal Kindness Movement

Cesar Millan

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Introducing Paola Gomez,
2014 Salesian Boys & Girls Club
Youth of the Year

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Salesian Force Girls Basketball Team
20+ Girls Currently Playing NCAA Basketball

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Health & Life Skills

Programs and initiatives in this area develop young people's capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals, prepare for ever changing society and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

Education & Career

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Character & Leadership Development

Programs in this Core Program Area empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and other cultural identities.



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Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Programs in this area develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment, healthy habits and social skills.

The Arts

Programs in this area enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts, creative writing and the music industry.