“I love working with Sonoma Valley’s teens and helping them dream of, and work toward, the successes they will have in their lives. As a former Club Member myself, I know the impact this program can have on teens and I am so proud to be a part of it.” – Eric Gonzalez, Teen Club Director, BGCSV Alum
Operated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley, THE CLUB Maxwell Village is a dedicated place for teens in grades 9-12. We offer teens the opportunity to build strong bonds with peers and staff, volunteer in the community, and feel empowered to utilize all available resources to achieve their full potential. Members are provided with programs that promote college and career readiness, leadership, community-mindedness, and healthy lifestyles.
2020-21 School Year Program Information
Socially Distance, Distance Learning space offered in partnership with Teen Services Sonoma
The three main program areas for teens are:
College & Career Exploration
Our teen program offers many opportunities for our youth to explore options after High School. We offer free college and Trade School tours throughout the year as well as workshops designed to prepare you for life after High School. We partner with the Sonoma Valley High School College and Career center to off multiple Financial Aid, and College Application workshops.
Aside from the college opportunities we provide, we also have many opportunities for job exploration. Through our job site tours and job coaches we give our teens the chance to think about future careers.
Volunteer Opportunities & Community Engagement
Helping out in the community is a staple of our Teen Program. Our teens typically complete over 800 volunteer hours each year. Membership to our THE CLUB is free, but members are required to participate in community volunteer efforts to earn their memberships.
If you are looking for hours for, or support with a Senior Project, hours for a class, or anything else our staff can help find the right opportunity for you!
Keystone Club – Leadership for All
Our Club is all about leadership values and finding your voice. That’s why we have our own leadership program that meets once a week at our Club to find ways to better our community. We host activities for community partners, volunteer at special events, and volunteer with a variety of other local non-profit organizations.
Keystone is a group for teens of all walks of life who are looking to make a difference in their community with like- minded teens.
At THE CLUB teens also have access to:
- Staff and volunteers that help ensure their path to success
- 1:1 case management with college and career counselors
- College readiness support including SAT prep, application fees, college tours and more
- Work-readiness with assistance in resume building, on-site job tours, and interviewing skills
- Scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors
- The Keystone Leadership Program: A peer-driven service based leadership development group that provides leadership and volunteer opportunities for teens
- Girls United: Discusses sensitive issues regarding healthy relationships, bullying, drug and alcohol use and body empowerment
- Additional programs including Sports Club, Healthy Cooking and Art Therapy
Each year we celebrate our most outstanding teens at our Youth of the Year event. Youth of the Year takes place in November and is our premier youth recognition program for all Club members. We recognize Members of the Year from each of our locations, along with the Carole Downing Volunteer award, and the Athlete of the Year Award. Our teen finalists, chosen from our Teen Club, will share their personal stories of hard work and success. One of our teen finalists will be chosen by a selection of panelists to represent BGCSV as the Youth of the Year.
THE CLUB AT MAXWELL VILLAGE
19245 Sonoma Highway
Sonoma, CA 95476
Main Line: 707.931.6961
Club Cell: 707-775-1284
Serving grades 9th through 12th
Eric Gonzalez, Teen Program Director
Yessenia Tellez, College & Career Coordinator
School Year Hours of Operation:
3:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
2:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Wednesday
Summer Hours of Operation:
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Monday – Friday