In addition to our main site, in 2008, we opened a satellite club at Pueblo del Sol, just two minutes away and within a public housing development administered by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. Each day we see different groups of kids, and over time we have learned that they come to the Club to participate in the activities that speak most to their individual desires and interests. Whether that be for education support, personal development, college tours, homework help, arts and culture education, or sports and fitness, there are classes to meet every need. Using evidence based programs from Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and responding to the local community by creating programs of our own, the VBGC Pueblo del Sol site provides responsible adult guidance in a safe and fun place for youth to help fill their needs that are frequently not met elsewhere. In an effort to help each young person meet their full potential, we group them in a way that they feel like a part of a team – big enough to be motivated by their peers and small enough to hold them accountable. Workshops, groups and classes provide alternative choices and encourage healthy, mindful and responsible actions during those most critical after school hours.
Some examples of programs include: