News & Updates
Hear about the great things happening at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista!
Rancho Buena Vista High Football Skills Camp Saturday July 14th- register in advance at our California Avenue site.
Computers 2 Kids is coming to our main site on California Avenue July 12th with some great deals on computers and low cost internet July 12, 2018 at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista. More Details here
Dear Boys & Girls Club of Vista Parents & Guardians,
Thank you for selecting the Boys & Girls Club of Vista for the care of your child. We are reaching out today to share with you some important changes that the Boys & Girls Club of Vista will be implementing the 2018-19 school year.
Our organization’s top priority is the safety and well-being of our members. Historically, we take great pride in asking families to contribute a small fraction of that cost through nominal membership dues, with the majority of our funding coming from generous donors.
As we continue to evaluate and improve our overall delivery of services to youth and families, our operating costs continue to increase. As you probably know, the minimum wage in California continues to increase and will go up to $15/hr. by January 2022. 75% of our staff work part-time hourly. The increase has already had a huge financial impact on us and will only keep increasing the next few years.
Beginning the 2018-19 school year, AM/PM membership dues will increase to $200 a month (or $180 a month with AutoPay discount). Even with the current increase, the afterschool program will not be completely funded by fees and will require help from generous donors. Additional increases may be necessary over the next few years. For those struggling with the increase, the Boys & Girls Club of Vista main site located at 410 W. California Avenue is free for all Club members Monday-Friday after 2pm with annual $50 membership. For those that qualify, scholarships will still be available on a limited basis. This change will help us strengthen our ability to provide safe and valuable services to our youth and their families.
We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with our families to help all our youth reach their full potential. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Matt Koumaras, CEO