The Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley was established in 1972 under the leadership of our founder, Dr. Friedrich Thomas. Realizing there was no place for his own children to participate in after school activities, Dr. Thomas helped start the club by donating the building and providing seed money to initiate club programming.
In 1992 we added 7,000 square feet to our club facility and in 1988 we opened our second floor Teen Center specifically designed for teens, offering a variety of teen programming and services.
The Monterey Park Clubhouse is located next to the Monterey Park Public Library and Monterey Park City Hall. The Clubhouse generally serves on average 250 youth per day during the school year and over 400 per day during the summer.
The Clubhouse facility features a high school sized gym, learning centers, computer lab, state of the art music and recording studio, teen center, and many specialized program areas.