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Organizational Reach

Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley serves more than 9,500 boys and girls each year in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, and neighboring communities through our facility-based before and after school centers and licensed child development preschools.

Why We're Special

1. Dedicated Youth Facilities

The Boys & Girls Clubs are a place just for kids -- actual neighborhood-based buildings -- designed solely for youth programs and activities.

2. Open Daily

Our Clubs are open before and after school, as well as most school holidays, winter recess, spring break, and summer vacation. We are available when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.

3. Professional Staff

Every Club has full-time, trained youth development staff, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support. More than 150 individuals comprise our professional staff.

4. Available to ALL Youth

We reach out to kids who cannot afford, or may lack access to, other community programs. It costs us over $500 a year to provide programs to each child that walks through our doors, but our annual membership fee is only $15 and no child is turned away due to inability to pay.

Notable Accomplishments

• 2014 Marketing and Communications Awards

In 2014, Boys & Girls Clubs of America recognized BGCHV's oustanding marketing and communications effots with four Gold M.A.C. Awards. BGCHV earned Gold Awards for its Publications, BGCA Initiatives & Special Events marketing, its use of BGCA's national positioning statement "Great Futures Start Here," and its use of BGCA's iconic Blue Door graphic. BGCHV also earned a Silver Award for its Comprehensive Marketing Strategy.

• 2013 NAEYC Accreditation

The Learning Center earned prestigious 5-year accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC accreditation is the gold standard in quality for early childhood education programs. Fewer than 10% of all preschools nationwide have earned this achievement. In fact, the Learning Center is the ONLY nationally accredited preschool in Fountain Valley.

• 2013 Marketing and Communications Awards

In 2013, BGCHV earned the M.A.C. Gold Award for its Comprehensive Marketing Strategy, Boys & Girls Clubs of America's most prestigious award given for marketing. The Club also received Silver Awards for its Special Events marketing efforts and its use of the national Boys & Girls Club positioning statement, "Great Futures Start Here," and a Bronze Award for its Interactive and Online Marketing Strategy.

• 2011 Family Strengthening Award

This award from Boys & Girls Clubs of America is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and was given to just 15 Boys & Girls Club programs in the country that help parents and children build better futures.

• 2009 NAEYC Accreditation

The Learning Center earned re-accreditation from 2009-2013 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC accreditation is the gold standard in quality for early childhood education programs.

• 2008 Marketing and Communications Awards

The M.A.C. Awards awarded to our Club for the 2007 calendar year will be a Gold award for our “web site” design and a Gold award for our "Comprehensive Marketing Strategy” awarded based on our year-round marketing plan,  including objectives, audiences and tactics. We also received the overall M.A.C. Award, which is the most prestigious award given for marketing.

• 2008 Honor Awards

The Honor Awards are Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s most prestigious program awards, recognizing Clubs who offer the highest level of program innovation and creativity. We won two prestigious awards for our 2007 programs: The Merit Award for Sports, Fitness and Recreation, and the Merit Award for the Best Overall Program. The award for Best Overall Program is awarded to a Club that provides an exceptional program across all five core program areas, making this one of the most prestigious awards to win. We can proudly say that among 4,400 Clubs in the nation, we received the second highest award presented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

• 2006 Marketing and Communications Awards

BGCHV is proud to continue its tradition of earning top honors in Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s annual Marketing and Communications Awards competition. BGCHV earned a Silver Award for BGCA Initiatives/Special Events, Publications, and Comprehensive Marketing Strategy, and a Gold Award for its websites, bgchv.org and clubhouseacademy.com

• 2006 5-Star Quality Rating

Orange County’s United Way awarded the Learning Center Preschool a 5-Star Quality Rating, recognizing the exceptional quality of the Center’s care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

• 2005 Marketing and Communications Awards

BGCHV earned a Silver Award for its comprehensive marketing strategy, a Bronze Award for its website, and a Silver Award for its publications produced throughout 2005.

• 2005 Peter A. Hartman Award

The Orange County Children & Families Commission presented the us with its most prestigious honor: the Peter A. Hartman Award. This award is given to the funded organization that best fulfills their goals of helping children ages 0-5 achieve healthy development and be ready to learn when they start school. The honor was given in recognition of the Club’s outstanding quality preschools, model afterschool Kindergarten program, and Twilight School program for immigrant families.

• 2005 Peter F. Drucker Award (Honorable Mention)

We earned an Honorable Mention for the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation, a national competition designed to celebrate the most innovative programs run by nonprofits. The Club was recognized for its Twilight School program which offers opportunities for all members of immigrant families to improve their English language skills and life skills in order to become more productive and successful members of our community.

• 2004 Marketing and Communication Awards

Each year, Boys & Girls Clubs of America honors the best Marketing And Communications efforts from Clubs nationwide. We received recognition for both Publications and Technology again this year. Publications (which won a Silver) includes printed materials such as newsletters, annual reports, program books and flyers, and event invitations. The technology award (which won a Gold) was earned for this website, www.bgchv.org. We also earned a Bronze for our overall marketing startegy.

• 2004 Merit Award for The Arts

Our Clubhouse Theatre program has experienced dramatic growth in the last few years, and once again earned our Club a Merit Award for The Arts. In 2004-05, nearly 60 youth attended weekly acting classes and performed in four productions. Youth gain poise and confidence by performing on stage in front of audiences. They also learn to work together, take direction and receive and offer constructive criticism.

• 2004 Annie E. Casey Award

The Annie E. Casey Award is given annually by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for outstanding collaborative projects that support families of club members. This year, we received the award for our innovative Twilight School program.

• 2003 Marketing and Communication Awards

We are proud to have won recognition in two areas of Marketing and Communication for 2003-04, earning Silver awards for both Publications and Technology.

• 2003 Honor Award for Overall Program Excellence -- Voted #1!

Our club was signled out from more than 3,300 in all 50 states as the organization with the most effective youth program, chosen for meeting the needs of children while enhancing programs to better serve our community. The Honor Award for Overall Program Excellence is the most prestigious award presented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

• 2003 Merit Award for The Arts

Our Clubhouse Theatre program won our organization its first Merit Award in The Arts. More than 30 youth attended weekly acting classes and performed in four productions in 2002-03.

• 2003-2008 NAEYC Accreditation

The Learning Center Preschool, serving kids ages six weeks through preschool, has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children - the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals.

• 2002 Marketing and Communication Award - Gold

Boys & Girls Clubs of America recognized us as the organization with the most effective and comprehensive marketing strategy in the nation for our marketing efforts in 2002.

Membership Profile

• Gender

52% are Male
48% are Female

• Age

14% are 0-5 years old
18% are 6-7 years old
33% are 8-10 years old
29% are 11-13 years old
6% are 14-18 years old

• Ethnicity

43% Caucasian
23% Asian/Pacific Islander
23% Hispanic/Latino
8% Multi-Racial
2% African-American
1% Other


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