About Us

Our Mission is to inspire and empower the youth of Monterey County to realize their full potential to become responsible, healthy, productive and successful citizens.

Part of the community since 1968, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) operates two Clubhouses that serve an average of 500 children a day with high-quality programs provided by trained youth development professionals. Our staff and volunteers serve as trusted mentors and advocates for our youth, offering every child opportunities, expectations, recognition, and guidance in a safe and fun environment. Coupled with a focus on measurable outcomes, our formula for impact puts our mission into action.

Vision Statement: It is our goal that every child we serve performs at grade level, graduates from high school, completes post-secondary
education or training, and earns a livable wage as a productive, healthy member of their community.

Where We Serve

We operate two Clubhouses in Monterey County.

Our Clubhouses: Seaside Clubhouse, 1332 La Salle Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955 and Harden Youth Center, 85 Maryal Drive, Salinas, CA 93906.

Programs We Offer

We offer access to a variety of different programs for kids and teens, including:

  • Daily homework help
  • Health and Fitness
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Character and Leadership Development

Our Success Equation

Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County helps thousands of children claim great futures by offering programs that promote three critical outcomes:

  • Academic Success
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Good Character & Citizenship

Youth Development Approach

Our Clubhouses, staff, and programs come together to create stability, consistency, and a sense of physical and emotional safety for our members. Our youth development professionals serve each day as positive role models who provide ongoing caring relationships with our youth.

Staff work to develop moral character and instill a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness, and influence. They make the Club feel like home, fostering a family atmosphere and creating a sense of ownership for members.