The Big Picture

Today, the closing bell will ring in Alameda schools and roughly 10,000 students will leave their school grounds. Some will go home to a parent, some will go to an after school program. But many will go it alone—and will enter the most dangerous time of the day for children. Research indicates that youth-related crime triples between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. every weekday. National statistics and daily headlines make it clear that unsupervised children are at greater risk in the after-school hours.

Why the Alameda Boys & Girls Club?

The Alameda Boys & Girls Club is more than just a place for recreation. We provide activities and experiences that enrich the lives of young people in our community. Indeed, the quality of life we all enjoy is due, in part, to the Club’s sustained attention to the changing needs of today’s youth.

We involve young boys and girls in wholesome activities that build their self-esteem and self-worth. We teach the values of responsibility and respect. We empower children to make wise and educated life choices. In today’s age of teen alcohol and drug use, premarital sex and violence, we work to help create model citizens for our future. We give every youth the chance they deserve to have a great future by providing the tools and support they need to achieve their dreams.