The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Leandro offers school-based expanded learning programs, school year day camp, summer camp, and a year-round teen center known as THE CLUB. We currently offer Expanded Learning Programs at 17 elementary and five middle schools across San Leandro and San Lorenzo. Enrollment for grant-funded programs may be limited or prioritized for qualifying families. We also offer a teen program for high school students at our Clubhouse; more information on THE CLUB can be found here.
Program structures vary by site. All programs have common core components, including snack/supper time, physical activity, academic support, enrichment activities, and time to collaborate with peers.
The ratio is 1:10 for TK and kinder members and 1:20 for grades 1st through 8th.
Yes. Our TK-K-5, and middle school programs are run separately. Students are also separated by grade within the program. There is occasional overlap at times; however, students are generally placed in groups with peers close to their age.
Yes, your child will have the same Youth Development Professional (YDP).
Yes, snacks are provided every day. If your child has allergic reactions to certain foods, we ask that you please notify the staff of those allergies by indicating them on the membership application in the registration process online. If your child(ren) needs more snacks than the program provides, please provide your child(ren) with additional healthy (no candy or soda) snacks. Every program welcomes donations of healthy snacks.
Our school-based programs are free. Funding for the expanded learning program is provided by Senate Bill 129, and Assembly Bill (AB) 130. The purpose of these funds is for school districts to offer expanded learning programs for grades TK-8th grade during after-school hours. Middle school grade offerings may vary at each school site. Please check with your Program Director for specific grades offered.
Children can only attend the program at a school where they are enrolled. There are no programs located on-site at high schools. Teen programming takes place at our main Clubhouse at 2200 San Leandro Blvd., in San Leandro.
Each school site will provide a mandatory parent/caregiver orientation. During orientation, parents will have an opportunity to meet our staff and learn about our programs, which include Club expectations such as attendance requirements and our code of conduct.
Boys & Girls Clubs programming starts after school and ends at 6 p.m. Children must be signed-out by a parent or caregiver by 6 p.m. Middle school parents/caregivers can fill out a walk-home waiver. This allows the student to self-sign out of the program and walk home. Program start time will always align with the early release/TK-Kinder schedule per school site.
Attendance requirements vary by site and funding sources. We encourage all students in our programs to attend Monday- Friday from school dismissal until 6 p.m. If your child needs to be picked up early, please contact the Program Director for information on the early release process.
To register for the after-school program, you must first register as a Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro member. Once you become a member, you will log in to your My Club Hub Parent Portal and choose an upcoming program you would like to register your child for. Parents and caregivers will receive a confirmation email post-registration if their child has been accepted or waitlisted.
The school-site Program Director will contact parents/caregivers once a space becomes available. We aim to provide access to as many youths as possible within the required staff-to-student ratios. Waitlist priority will be given to foster youths and unhoused students.
Yes. Each child who joins our Club is provided a one-year membership free of charge, which must be renewed annually. Being a Club kid means your child(ren) has access to register for a variety of our BGCSL programs and event offerings throughout the calendar year. Although our membership is free, there may be costs associated with additional programs your child might like to register for throughout the year.
Yes, special accommodations may be provided.
Registration for the school year opens every spring. Each school-site Program Director will notify families when it’s time to register for the following school year.
We offer full-day programming during summer break and some school holidays. Enrollment for these camps varies, if interested, you should contact your school site Program Director.
We follow safety guidelines set by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Click here to read our complete policy. Safety is our number one priority. Therefore, the BGCSL staff takes the safety of every child very seriously. Please review our safety policies in our expanded learning parent handbook. If you have any additional questions about our safety policies, please contact your site Program Director or visit our website www/bgccsl.org
Program Staff will not dispense any medication to children; however, if your child has a condition that requires medication during the program, please contact the Program Director to discuss the specific circumstances to best determine how your child’s medication needs may be met. Expanded Learning Program staff MUST be notified and alerted to any medical condition upon enrollment.
If you have a concern about one of our staff or our program, you are encouraged first to discuss the situation with the site’s Program Director. You may also follow up with Boys & Girls Directors of Expanded Learning Area Directors