The two year transition into the NEW Building is complete! The Main Branch is located in the Fullerton Community Center and provides before and after school enrichment programs, healthy snacks, and a SAFE, reliable transportation program to over 20 area schools. A trained professional staﬀ provides positive adult mentorship and guide our kids through nationally recognized programs that help young people to: succeed in school, stay healthy, learn important life skills, and have FUN! Most importantly, the Club shows youngsters that someone cares and wants them to realize their full potential as productive, responsible citizens.
STEM Pilot: Flight Simulator
Power Hour, Homework Help
Arts: Do you like to Dance? Performing Arts Program
Celebrate Youths of the Months at Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch 10/25/17.
CSUF Students host Dia De Los Muertos: movie and activity will be provided 11/03/17
Thanksgiving at the Club: Donate and share a holiday meal with our kids on 11/16/17
Kiwanis Holiday Shopping: Donate and participate to this holiday event on 12/2/17
Holiday Extravaganza at the Club: Donate and participate in the activities on 12/9/17
At the Richman Teen Center we focus on “Progressive Programming” to ensure that the Club experience improves as our kids grow into teens. With this in mind, our programs are designed for teens to make healthy choices, become leaders and lifelong learners in our Keystone Club. In the coming months, our teens will coach younger kids in sports, lead community projects, coordinate and facilitate events that benefit our younger members such as: Harvest Festival for Kids, Club Movie Night, Thanksgiving at the Club, and our Holiday extravaganza. Our teens also conduct fundraising events to support their Keystone Club activities such as the National Conference, field trips, and Summer Camping.
Valencia Park Site
“At the Valencia Park Branch, one of our big focuses this year is making learning fun! At Valencia Park, we work with teachers to help ensure academic success. Our team is currently providing two programs including “Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride” and “Moon Launch.” Members are learning about Hawaii’s different islands, foods, and animals, while expressing their artistic abilities. Members are also learning all about astronomy including the stars, moon, and planets!
We have an upcoming field trip at the end of October to the Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch! Our members will get to meet and mingle with members from our other Boys and Girls Club of Fullerton sites. We also have our annual Thanksgiving Event coming up in November, where our members will get to enjoy dinner and activities with their families, hosted by our Torch Club and Team.
Our team aims to teach our members important leadership and life skills! Members demonstrate leadership and responsibility by participating in our Torch Club, leading activities, and planning events for their peers. Our goal is for our club to be a safe and comfortable environment. We pride ourselves on being able to provide enriching activities as well as providing structure for the kids.”
-Sofia Pineda, Valencia Park Branch Director
At the Commonwealth Branch we are all excited for the upcoming holidays! Our team is preparing for Dia de los Muertos. As many of our members come from Mexican-American families, we find it important to celebrate their culture. The CSB team will be participating in the school’s fall carnival by running the Dia de los muertos booth. We will be setting up Ofrendas, a collection of objects that honor those who have passed and celebrate life. We also be giving out pan dulce.
Our team is also excited to be hosting the 2nd annual Thanksgiving dinner on site and be able to invite our families. Our Torch Club has been working hard by putting together ideas for ways in which they can help out the community for Thanksgiving. They will be putting together a food drive and choose an organization to make their donations. We look forward getting into the spirit of the holidays and the importance of giving.
-Monica Gutierrez, Branch Director
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Youth of the Month
12 years old from
Main Site in Fullerton
8 years old from
Commonwealth School Branch
16 years old from
Valencia Park Branch
14 years old from
Richman Teen Center
“My favorite club experience was the time I won the Pete Laipis award at the 2012 Youth of the Year ceremony. I was in complete shock when he announced my name, even though his whole speech pointed towards me. My favorite club memory would have to be the April of 2014, which is when I was able to go to my first National Keystone conference that was held in Anaheim. This conference opened my eyes to what the club was about. And it pushed me to do more at the club, which motivated me to become President of Keystone at the Richman Teen Center.”
18 yers old
“The Boys & Girls Club helps me by making me feel that I am in a safe environment. They correct me from my wrongs and I learn from the staff. The staff are kind to me and make me feel welcomed.”
12 yers old
“The high light of my year would have to be last year, when I got the opportunity to go on our Mammoth trip. On this awesome road trip, we stopped at an internment camp called Manzanar, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Clara. While at the Club, I have been to places I’ve never been to before and realized that I was able to go to college!”
14 yers old
New Event Coming Up
“For Selena, this program has given her the opportunity to be a part of a fun and safe environment which has helped her self-esteem and creativity. She loves the staff and meeting new friends. Great program! For our family, having the program on site has been a blessing. Due to my physical limitations and illnesses, some days are harder than others to get around. So I am not able to take her places. I also like that there is the support of the property to have this program available.”