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The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We serve 1,330 Napa and American Canyon youth every day after school at our Napa Clubhouse, American Canyon Clubhouse, Club 1515 Teen Center, and eight additional school-based locations.


Our Programs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley provides youth ages 6-18 with a safe, positive place after school, during most holiday breaks, and throughout summer. Our key programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. We serve more than 1,200 kids and teens per day at 11 locations in Napa and American Canyon.

Events

Each year, our Clubs host two major fundraisers, as well as other community-based events for families.

News

Club News

By Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley 05 Apr, 2016
Don your big, beautiful hats and put on those seersucker suits! The Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley will host its annual Kentucky Derby Gala on Saturday, May 21, at 5 p.m. at the Silverado Resort & Spa. This annual event benefits thousands of youth in the Napa Valley and includes a hosted cocktail reception, three-course dinner, live and silent auctions, a horse race raffle and dancing to live music by the band Notorious.

This year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley is proud to announce that Martin Wong will be in attendance as an honored guest. Mr. Wong is a renowned tie designer and investment professional specializing in real-estate development projects in Napa and Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. He is also in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame, and is a long-time supporter of his alma mater, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley, as well as the national Boys & Girls Clubs organization.

“It’s always been important to me to support the Boys & Girls Clubs; I grew up in Napa Valley attending the local club, where I learned teamwork and how to push myself as an individual,” said Wong. “It’s great to have this opportunity to give back to an organization that gave so much to me.”

“We’re thrilled Marty will be joining us at this exciting event,” said Mark Kuhnhausen, Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley Executive Director. “Each year, it’s a great time with the whole Kentucky Derby theme, but we always keep in mind our real reason for being there – the kids of Napa and American Canyon. Every day, 1,200 kids and teens come to our Clubs seeking guidance with school, to be safe, and to have fun with peers. While here, they participate in educational programs, exercise and sports, and enjoy the arts. Marty experienced this first-hand when he was a boy, and he’s never forgotten the positive impact it had on him. It will add another layer of meaning to this event to have him there.”

The event also features wine stations by the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley vintners. Event sponsors include Advantage Capital Partners, Bank of Napa, Bank of Marin, C-Line Express, Jay Siegan Presents’ Notorious, Mechanics Bank, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Napa Recycling & Waste Services, Napa Wooden Box Co., RSA+, Vintage Wealth Advisors, and ZD Wines.

Tickets and sponsorship tables are still available for the Gala. If you’d like to purchase tickets online, please visit www.thepositiveplace.org and click on “Events.” You may also call 707-255-8866 ext. 104 or email jchurchill@thepositiveplace.org.
By Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley 18 Oct, 2015

First there were 100 Women Who Care. Now there are 100 Men Who Give a Damn .

A group of local men have formed their own version of a new philanthropic club, one that hopes to award more than $100,000 to local nonprofits each year.

100 Men Who Give a Damn is “a great way to be philanthropic and support incredible causes” quickly and efficiently, said steering committee member Jeff Jaeger of Jaeger Vineyards.

“I think this is a great way to give back to our community,” said Napa city police officer Bill Hernandez, also a steering committee member.

The Napa men’s version of the “100” club was inspired by a Napa women’s “100” group.

“The women started it,” admitted steering committee member Doug Ernst. “Like men all over the place, we’re a little bit late.”

Napa’s first “100” organization was created in 2014 by representatives from Napa Emergency Women’s Services (NEWS).

The premise is simple: A group of 100 people attend four meetings a year, and pledge $100 per meeting — $400 per year — to support local charities.

At each one-hour meeting, three selected nonprofits give a five-minute presentation, after which members vote on the charity they wish to support. The winner is announced and each member gives a $100 check on the spot to the winning nonprofit.

To date, 100 Women Who Care of Napa has raised approximately $130,000 for nonprofits including Family Service of Napa Valley, If Given a Chance, Puertas Abiertas and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay.

“It worked so well for the women, we said, ‘We can do that, too,’” said Ernst. So far the men’s “Damn” group has met twice and raised $42,000. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley was voted as the winner of the most recent 100 Men gathering. The group received $23,000.

“It was a big day,” said Mark Kuhnhausen, the Boys & Girls Clubs’ executive director. His nonprofit produces a gala and crab feed each year that usually net between $70,000 and $125,000, “but both of those are so labor intensive.” To speak for just five minutes with the chance of taking home more than $20,000 “is incredible,” he said.

Kuhnhausen said that the club will use the money to jump-start a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program that is Lego-based.

Ernst said the group has been a success because of the format. “There’s no dinner” or extended meeting. “We try and make it easy as possible.”

“We’ve had a nice broad range of men in different professions that are involved,” said Hernandez. “I’m a part of many different organizations, but this one is really nice because it’s a short time commitment and it’s really impactful.”

The men’s next meeting is on Dec. 3 at Silverado Resort. The three nonprofits, selected randomly from applicants, are Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity, Planned Parenthood and the Land Trust of Napa Valley.

Karen Calhoun, development/marketing director at NEWS, manages the process, including the grant nominations of nonprofit agencies.

In exchange for hosting the administration of the group, NEWS receives the group’s donations once a year.

“We’re so elated that it took off so well and it’s so popular,” said Calhoun. There are more than 200 members in the women’s group.

Of course, the men’s group had to add their own twist to their “100” club name.

“We couldn’t call it ‘Men Who Care’ because that didn’t sound manly enough,” said Ernst. “‘Damn’ — that worked.”

100 Women Who Care was reportedly started in November 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, Michigan, as a simple way to raise money efficiently and quickly for local charities. There are reportedly hundreds of 100 Women Who Care chapters all over the country, along with men’s, teens’ and other “100”-themed clubs.

By Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley 28 Aug, 2015

Dutch Bros. Napa customers raised $1,153 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley on Aug. 21.

Dutch Bros. Napa donated $1 from every drink sold to the Boys & Girls Clubs to help the club achieve its mission of helping youth become productive, thoughtful and responsible citizens, said a news release.

“The day was filled with fun and tons of community involvement,” said Mackenzie Shoemaker, Dutch Bros. Napa operator. “It was such an honor to give back to this awesome organization.”

The money will go directly toward student scholarships, "to help more kids have the chance to be part of the club," said Shoemaker.

Source: http://napavalleyregister.com/business/dutch-bros-raises-for-boys-girls-clubs/article_2f0d8a87-0774-...
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