Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro announces its second annual Night of Exploration. Proceeds from this signature fundraiser support vital youth and teen programs in San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and surrounding communities. Cheryl Hurd, Public Affairs Manager for the Alameda County Fire Department and former long-time NBC Bay Area News reporter, will MC the event.
Night of Exploration will be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8th, 2023, at the recently renovated Boys and Girls Clubs of San Leandro, 2200 San Leandro Blvd. In addition to dinner and cocktails, the evening includes interactive experiences designed by staff for guests to learn more about everyday life at the Club. Best Buy, The Lawrence Hall of Science, and Monarch Bay Golf Course will also host hands-on activities. Other sponsors include Amazon, Rotary International, General Roofing, State Roofing, ABC Supply, Fremont Bank, Kaiser Permanente, Waste Management, and McNely Construction Company. Tickets are $250 and may be purchased through August 31 at bgcsl.org.
We’ll kick off the evening with a first look at one of the Club’s newest additions, the Teen Café. In partnership with UrbanBloc and Zocalo Coffee, the café is housed in a renovated 30-foot container painted a punchy shade of magenta and placed on the Club’s grassy courtyard. As part of the Club’s innovative workforce development program, participating teens will receive real-life experience learning to create business and marketing plans and developing inventory control strategies while maintaining outstanding customer service standards. The café is scheduled to open this fall.
But that’s not all. Walk around, and you might hear beats coming from our Best Buy-funded studio. Listen to recordings created right here, or ask a teen to help you create one of your own. Then add your name (or best very best doodle) to our “Greater Futures Start with U” canvas to be displayed in the Clubhouse. Before you leave, take a spin in our 360-degree photo booth, and capture the memorable, festive scene unfolding all around.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Leandro is celebrating 76 years of service to San Leandro and surrounding communities. This year marks the ongoing launch of newly expanded programs for youth and teens that will connect our kids to their futures. Greater futures start with you, and we look forward to sharing a starry, fun-filled evening aside our most ardent partners and supporters.