- What is the membership eligibility for youth to participate?
- How do I register?
- What is the cost to become a member at the Club?
- Are discounts or scholarships available?
- How is the Club different from other daycare programs?
- Does the Club provide transportation from neighborhood schools?
What is the membership eligibility for youth to participate?
The Club provides services to El Sobrante, North Richmond and Martinez communities; however, there are no geographic restrictions for membership eligibility. The only criteria is that all youth applying for membership must demonstrate the ability to function within a high-energy environment, the ability to interact in groups as well as individual interactions, and the desire to become a member of a supportive and nurturing community.
How do I register?
You can register your child for membership, or the summer or athletic programs in-person at the Club site or online.
You can download our membership application forms on our Join a Club page.
What is the cost to become a member at the Club?
Membership at the Club requires the completion of a registration form and the payment of an annual membership fee of $25. Membership renews on the anniversary of sign up.
There are additional fees for our summer and athletic programs.
Are discounts or scholarships available?
We do offer sliding fees discounts and scholarships based on household income.
How is the Club different from other daycare programs?
First and foremost, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Contra Costa is not a daycare service. The Club is an after-school youth development and extended learning program. Members are encouraged to actively engage in all Club programs, and receive minimal direction from adults as to which programs they choose. All Club members participate in Power Hour (a homework help and quiet time) from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Other programs include Triple Play, Club Tech and many more. Club members are not required to remain at the Club until a parent or guardian arrives to pick them up. This is called an open-door policy, which means that members may leave at any time. Once a member makes a decision to leave, they are not allowed to return to the facility or remain on the Club property. The only exception is high school members, who receive in-an-out privileges. Additionally, unlike daycare service programs; the Club does not staff based upon a child to adult ratio. Staffing is designed to implement effective and impactful programming. The average staff to member ratio is usually 1:25; however, there are occasions when the ratio may be 1:30. Lastly, our member’s ages range from 6 years old to 18 years old. We do not separate members into age groups; however, programs that are offered are developed to be age-appropriate, resulting in the most impactful outcomes.
Does the Club provide transportation from neighborhood schools?
At this time, the Club does not provide transportation from schools to the Club sites. Generally our Junior High and High School members walk or ride bikes to the Club. Elementary School members are brought to the Club by parents or carpools arranged independently of the Boys & Girls Clubs. Members who reside in Pinole, San Pablo, Richmond, Pleasant Hill, Concord or Walnut Creek primarily utilize the public transportation system, as well as parents or guardians transporting them to the Club.