2018 Event Beneficiary
Boys and Girls Club of Tustin
Boys and Girls Club of Tustin was founded 51 years ago by a group of community members recognizing the need for kids and teens to fill their time after school. Initially some adults opened an activity room in the back of an ice cream shop. Shortly, the Club had a real clubhouse that included a full gymnasium at its current 580 W 6th Street location thanks to the City of Tustin.
The facility has improved and the number of kids served has grown from a handful to over 230 daily.
The club has evolved to fill a kid’s time with productive learning, but the mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs has remained the same: to inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
Boys and Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow, all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Tustin is a youth development program for all boys and girls ages 5 to 18 years.
The Club builds character through everyday leadership and guidance in behavior and attitude. Young people of all ethnicities, races, creeds, and developmental challenges join together in wholesome recreation, leadership, and enrichment programs. Trained professional staff provide members with positive adult mentors and role models. Nationally recognized programs help young people succeed in school, stay healthy, learn important life skills, pursue interests in the arts, sports, and explore vocational choices.
Most importantly, the Boys and Girls Club of Tustin shows youngsters that someone cares, wants them to realize their full potential, and opens the "Blue Door" to be great! There have been many examples of Club kids going on to become famous.
Did you know that the Boys and Girls Club of Tustin’s most famous member is Cuba Gooding Jr.?
Boys and Girls Club of Tustin receives no taxpayer money, instead, the Club relies largely on donations and fundraisers. The Club is so appreciative of the Tustin Parks and Recreation and its Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off donation.
Please do not hesitate to check out the Club's website, the programs delivered to kids, or to contact us to set up a tour of our facility in action!