Two North County Boys and Girls Clubs Announce Merger to Create New Entity

Two North County Boys and Girls Clubs Announce Merger to Create New Entity

A group of adults and children stand around a logo for the new Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest San Diego County. Photo courtesy of BGCNWSD.
A group of adults and children stand around a logo for the new Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest San Diego County. Photo courtesy of BGCNWSD.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside and San Diego County announced Tuesday that they will merge into a new entity: Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest San Diego County.

The new organisation, which will serve around 6,500 young people in the region, says the merger will allow it to prioritise mental health and academic success, encourage self-discovery and develop essential skills.

“We are excited to unite our organizations for greater impact, and pool our resources to enrich the lives of the young people we proudly serve,” said Jodi Diamond, president of the BGCNWSD Foundation, in a statement.

“This merger strengthens our ability to promote leadership, academic achievement and character development among the youth we serve, preparing them for successful futures.”

The merger of the departments is part of a national trend that the organization says will allow them to diversify and expand their programming, save money, improve existing services and create new ones, and better serve young people in the community.

BGCNWSD will provide after-school programs in eight clubhouses for youth in grades 1-12 in the communities of Camp Pendleton, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, Oceanside and Solana Beach.

The organization also offers eight specialty programs, including Pardee Aquatics Center & Rancho San Dieguito Swim Team, Athletics & BIG 8 Middle School Sports, Bulldogs Basketball, Carmel Valley Montessori School, Centers for a Healthy Lifestyle & Culinary Arts, ROADs (Real Options for Adults with Disabilities), Summer Adventure Camps, and Youth Arts Academy.

For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest San Diego and their programs, or to get involved, visit www.bgcgreatertogether.org.