The mission of Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills (BGCF) is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
With the infrastructure and proven programming of Boys & Girls Clubs of America behind us, we offer daily access to a broad range of programs in five areas:
Our programs are designed to help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities they need to overcome obstacles, become responsible citizens, and emerge as leaders.
BGCF was established in 1994 in response to high levels of delinquency, juvenile crime, and drug use among youth in the densely populated, multi-ethnic areas of Monrovia and Duarte in Los Angeles County. We opened our first facility at Recreation Park in the City of Monrovia, serving 25 to 50 members each day.
The Club grew significantly in the first five years, and in 2000, we acquired a 30-passenger bus to provide transportation from five elementary and two middle schools in the area. To further meet the demand for our services, BGCF opened a second site in 2005 at Mayflower Elementary School in the Monrovia Unified School District. In 2014, we again expanded our services by opening a dedicated teen center in the Mary Wilcox building in Monrovia. Today, BGCF serves over 300 youth each day and 1,000 members annually with a waiting list of more than 100.