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A New Year Brings New Opportunities at Boys & Girls Club of Malibu

Happy New Year to our local community, Boys & Girls Club of Malibu family and friends! BGCM is passionate about making a difference in Malibu! We do this by providing resources and support services for youth, individuals and families throughout Malibu and beyond. Our work is focused on encouraging and empowering every person that we serve. BGCM operates as a trauma-informed facility, continuously evolving to meet the needs of our kids and our community.

The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu is a community resource available to area families! BGCM provides afterschool enrichment programs focusing on character and leadership, the arts, academic success, health and wellness, and diversity equity and inclusion at all four Malibu public schools. Additionally, in partnership with Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu Wellness Center provides mental health and wellness resources, social support services and social/emotional learning for students. The BGCM Wellness Center provides a variety of services at no cost, including, but not limited to the following: 

  • Mental health counseling
  • Parent support groups
  • Student education
  • Crisis intervention
  • Drug/suicide prevention
  • And more...

We believe in the power of our young people and mentoring the next generation of leaders. Every year since 1999, BGCM has offered a safe space for youth, families and the community at large to receive support with dignity, care and respect for all.

“The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu has had such a big impact on the person I am today. The programs have shown me how to always leave a positive impact on the people around me and have helped me work on socializing skills. BGCM has led me down a great path that will be beneficial to me and they are always encouraging me,” shares 11th grader Azalea F.

“Brent’s Club and Torch Club/LIT have taught me how I can help others in my life and taught me how to be a leader. Being president of Torch Club gave me leadership skills and taught me such important life skills. Brent’s Club impacted me on a very personal level. I am so glad I am able to participate in such an influential program, which focuses on drug prevention. Being able to bring awareness to such a big problem in our world, especially among my peers and the ones I care for, is such a privilege,” she adds.

“When I think of the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu, I instantly think of the feeling of always being welcome and included. The staff here have built a fun and positive community. Since my first year of being enrolled, I have always felt safe and at home. There is always someone to talk to or to just keep me company. To me, the Club means family. I've been going to the Club for about 8 years, and every year I am amazed at how they are always able to keep such positive energy! I am so incredibly grateful to all the people who are able to keep this place running and who always make it feel like home. I'm grateful to have grown up at the Club, along with the amazing role models who keep me going and push me to do my best each and every day.”

The BGCM relies on generous contributions to keep our doors open. If you would like to contribute to youth enrichment programs or mental health and wellness services, please visit bgcmalibu.org/donate to make a tax-deductible donation. Community gifts in the form of a physical check can be mailed to Boys & Girls Club of Malibu at PO Box 6393; Malibu, CA 90265.

To learn more or to contact the Club, visit BGCMalibu.org or email info@bgcmalibu.org. For more information about the BGCM Wellness Center, visit BGCMalibu.org/wellness-center or call 424.209.4907.

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