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Even after close to 60 years in Vista, a lot of people still don't know what a Boys & Girls Club is all about. The Boys & Girls Club offers a safe and fun place for all boys and girls ages 5-18 with activities focused on character development, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles. The Boys & Girls Club of Vista is open weekdays after school (Monday through Friday) as well as during school breaks. We offer programs that focus on three key components: academic success, character & leadership and healthy lifestyles.
We know that the most important thing that children can do to prepare for the future is to stay in school, and to do well in their studies. As our Club members grow, we offer a variety of programs that introduce them to the many career and educational opportunities that are available to them, and help them make plans for their future. 98% of our Club members expect to graduate high school.
Power Hour- Every day after school, our Power Hour program provides a great opportunity for kids and teens to complete their homework in a quiet place with support from trained, caring staff.
Career Launch- Prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Club teens explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions and learn how to behave in a professional environment.
Fast ForWord- Guided reading and language intervention.
Music- Guitar, piano, drum, dance and vocal lessons & recording.
Character & Leadership
At Boys & Girls Club of Vista, we believe in the model of the servant-leader. In our Clubs, children learn the joy that comes from helping their peers and in giving back to the community.
K-Kids/Torch Club- Torch Clubs are chartered leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to carry out activities. They work in collaboration with Keystone Club.
Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts- Club has its own troops dedicated to character and service.
Living a healthy lifestyle is about making good choices—not just nutrition and fitness, but setting goals and priorities, and avoiding common pitfalls that derail young people on the road to a productive adulthood.
SMART Moves- SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resilience Training) prevention and education program addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity.
Project FUN- Fitness component boosts Clubs' traditional physical activities to a higher level by providing sports and fitness activities for all youth. Understanding component encourages young people to eat smart through the Healthy Habits program, which covers the power of choice, calories, vitamins and minerals, the food pyramid, and appropriate portion size.
Sports- Co-ed soccer, basketball, volleyball, flag football and cross country at six sites in Vista & Oceanside.
Our programs help kids succeed!