Boys & Girls Clubs of West San Gabriel Valley
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Congratulations to Kaitelynn N. who was selected as the 2017 Youth of the Year!

PROGRAMS

Academics

These programs help youth create aspirations for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement.
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Brent's Club
Brent's Club is a Signature program at WSGVBGC.  The program goal is to conquer alcohol and drug dependence by turning the fear, grief and helplessness caused from this disease into awareness, compassion, and support while promoting awareness for the dangers of experimenting with alcohol and drugs. View Video
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Character & Leadership

Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs.
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Health

These initiatives develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
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See an overview of our programming across our sites in this short informational video.

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Congratulations to our graduating Seniors!  We wish you all the best in your futures!
Congratulations to our 8th graders who are being promoted to High School!  You all Rock!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS


     Our Boys & Girls Club has had a strong relationship with Quemetco, Inc. for over 4 years and that connection continues today.  Being one of several youth serving organizations in the community, they have had an impact on our Club not only through supporting our programs monetarily, but through the spirit of volunteering as well.  We are happy to have this great company within our community and to know that they appreciate the work we do within the same community.

About Quemetco: 
     The Quemetco, Inc. (“Quemetco”) facility recycles used lead-based batteries from vehicles and other lead bearing scrap in order to reclaim lead and other recyclable materials. Quemetco is fully permitted to handle hazardous waste and operates under a RCRA Part B Permit that is issued by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”).
     Quemetco is located on a 13-acre parcel along South 7th Avenue near the Pomona (State Route 60) Freeway designated for industrial use by the City of Industry. The facility is located in an area consisting predominantly of commercial and light industrial businesses with manufacturing operations surrounding the facility.
     Approximately 10 million batteries are recycled at Quemetco annually, producing 120,000 tons of recycled lead for use in new products. The property has been used for recycling batteries since 1959. The facility operates in three shifts, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, including weekends and most holidays.
     Quemetco is the cleanest lead recycling facility in the world and is committed to meeting or exceeding all applicable environmental standards, including state and local standards which are among the most stringent in the world. Further, as part of the lead battery recycling industry, Quemetco serves an important role, ensuring that millions of used car batteries generated every year in the United States are safely recycled and not disposed of in local landfills or shipped to countries with significantly lower environmental standards for recycling.

Find out more about Quemetco.  Visit their web site here.
We would like to recognize one of our newest sponsors to the Club, Women Helping Youth (WHY). WOMEN HELPING YOUTH is a women’s giving circle committed to improving the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children and young adults in need in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Through this partnership we were able to take our STEM Sailing program to a new level, through the purchase of 2 new sail boats, several kayaks and paddle boards. We are now able to take our members to more more locations to provide them with the experience of sailing and canoeing. Many of these opportunities would never be possible if it weren't for getting these young people beyond the walls of their community and for the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you Women Helping Youth!
Our Trip to Taiwan

On Tuesday, July 31, members of the Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley (the Club) returned from an amazing week in Taiwan. The trip was funded by local philanthropist Vicky Chang. The purpose of the trip was to show the teens a world beyond the Club walls and outside their immediate community. Ms. Chang, already a dedicated and a longtime Club donor, wanted to do more for Club members: she wants to inspire the kids to dream big. The trip was a life-changing experience for all.
  The 10 Club members returned from the trip excited about the culture and what they learned about themselves. Pragya K., an Alhambra Unified School District 9th grader, expressed how she enjoyed visiting places that represented different cultures within Taiwan. It made her realize the importance of being able to communicate with people from other parts of the world.  
  Matthew B., a 10th grader at Walnut High School, credits the trip for teaching him how to be independent. “I had to learn how to be responsible. I had to learn limits and how far to go, like at the night markets.” 
  In addition to the night market, some of their experiences included a visit to the National Taiwan University and the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial. They also took a tour of the city and learned about its transportation system. Club members also participated in a workshop provided by Liuli Crystal Art executives, learned about crystal art, and designed and created their own models.
  There was no better tour guide for the trip than Ms. Chang, whose family is in the Travel business. Ms. Chang’s son, Roy, also helped guide the tours, in particular, the city experience. They were joined by the Club’s Executive Director, JR Dzubak, and Club staff, Priscilla Alfaro. 
我们的台湾之旅

在七月三十一日,西圣盖博男孩女孩俱乐部的成员们结束了一周的奇妙台湾之旅。这次旅行是由慈善家张女士发起和赞助的,旅行的目的是扩展俱乐部成员的视野。张女士是一位长期贡献的慈善家,她想为俱乐部成员贡献更多,从而激发他们的想像力,然而旅行可以改变他们的人生经验。
当十位俱乐部成员回来时,他们很高兴他们学习到不同的文化和他们自身。一位阿尔罕布拉学区九年级成员Pragya
 K 阐述了她在台湾领略和观赏到十分不同的文化和景色。这使她认识到不同文化中人与人交流沟通的重要性。
另一位胡桃高中十年级学生
 Mattew B 相信旅行会让他学习到自主独立。他说“我必须要学会承担责任,和一些事情的做事底线。
除了参观夜市之外,俱乐部成员还参观了台湾国立大学(NTU)和蒋介石纪念馆。同时他们还浏览和了解了台北市区和市区交通系统。俱乐部成员还参加了琉璃水晶美术工厂的研讨会,从而了解水晶艺术,然后设计建造属于他们自己的工艺品。
此次旅行归功于张女士和她的儿子兼向导Roy,同行的还有男孩女孩俱乐部行政主管
 JR dzubak,以及俱乐部职员Priscilla Alfaro。
     Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley chosen to be honored at second annual California Nonprofits Day celebration Awards, state leaders honored “Nonprofits of the Year” at State Capitol event June 28, 2017.
     On Wednesday, June 28, Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley was honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley has been selected by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) as an exceptional nonprofit organization in the 49th District community. Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley joined nearly one hundred other nonprofit leaders from across the state being honored at the annual California Nonprofits Day event, formally recognized by Assembly Concurrent Resolution 54, authored by the chair of the new Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector Assemblywoman Monique Limon (D-Santa Barbara).  READ MORE
If you were not able to attend our Great Futures for Kids Breakfast, watch this video to hear from one of our speakers and Club Alumni Rich Cho, Executive Vice-President and General Manager of the Charlotte Hornets. A native of Burma who immigrated to the United States with his family in 1968 when he was three years old, Cho became the first Asian-American general manager in American major league sports when he served as General Manager of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2010-11. 


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Teens on the go! For three days, over part of the Easter weekend, 50 teens from the Boys & Girls Clubs of West San Gabriel Valley and the Variety Boys & Girls Club College Bound Programs went on a tour of seven Northern California Colleges! This college tour included:  CSU Fresno, UC Merced, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley and CSU East Bay.

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