Boys and Girls Club
Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
The Tenderloin Clubhouse opened in 1996. The Club is located on the ground floor of a Mercy Housing complex, and is spread out over three non-contiguous spaces. The Club has had an enduring and successful partnership with Mercy Housing and participates very actively throughout the Tenderloin community. This Club has consistently been one of the strongest Clubhouses in the BGCSF system. It is the second smallest of BGCSF’s sites, but has had great success serving youth of all ages. www.kidsclub.org
“There’s always been some of the most vulnerable populations of the city and resources for those communities are concentrated here.So you have a lot of people in need, that are doing things in high transition, out of carceration, out of drug facilities, seniors who might have been in some type of a program and now they’re homeless. Its a lot of things concentrated in a small community, but its very diverse and there’s a lot of strengths that are here in the community that I think sometimes dont go noticed.”—Pat Zamora