What We Stand For
In 1999, the BGCM was created in reaction to the tragedy at Columbine by a small group of concerned community members who recognized Malibu’s shortcomings when it came to productive activities for teens combined with isolationism.
Since those early days when we first opened our doors, we have dedicated ourselves to mentoring children of all ages and providing critical tools that pave the way for them to become strong, caring, productive, and contributing citizens of the world.
THE FULL STORY
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In 1999, the BGCM was created in reaction to the tragedy at Columbine by a small group of concerned community members who recognized Malibu’s shortcomings when it came to productive activities for teens combined with isolationism. The Gibson family met the community’s need with a one million dollar gift, which allowed the BGCM to open its doors and focus on vital programs for over a decade.
Over the last 19 years, the BGCM has thrived and has been dedicated to mentoring middle and high school students during their most critical decision-making years, providing them with programs that create confidence and helping to build positive relationships that will support them through high school. In 2014, we opened our first elementary based Club houses on the campuses of Juan Cabrillo Elementary School and Point Dume Marine Science and in the Fall of 2017 our 4th Club house at Webster Elementary will open its doors.
Although the BGCM was created as a prevention tool to tragedy, by providing Malibu teens with engaging activities, it’s become so much more. The BGCM represents and provides services to the most diverse populations in the community, an underrepresented infrastructure of low-income domestic laborers and their children who commute to Malibu for work and to attend the Malibu public schools. Kids come to the Club for a or a variety of reasons, whether it be to escape an abusive home situation or bullying, children struggling with their sexuality, healthy life choices, or simply for any child or teen to have a place with local-interest-based extracurricular actives or to do their homework – with or without help!
Founding Board of Directors: Mark Benjamin in memoriam, Laure Stern, Daniel Stern, Robyn Moore, Douglas Simpson in memoriam.
What People are Saying
“I know I can be successful in college and beyond because of the preparation I’ve had at the Club, especially the academic support.“
“The Club has been a very special place for our family–it holds space for our kids’ sense of agency and respect for each other to grow as we parents navigate work outside the home…“
“I don’t know what our family would do without the BGCM. We are so grateful to have a safe, caring, fun and supportive place for the kids to hang out before and after school. You are a lifeline for families with working parents!”
Number of Kids Impacted Annually
Hours of Care Before & After School Weekly
YOUTH SERVED ANNUALLY THROUGH SOCIAL + EMOTIONAL WELLNESS
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to people of all walks and abilities, regardless of sex, ethnicity, or age. Applicants and employees are expressly protected from discrimination motivated by inherent traits of their person such as race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation (perceived or actual), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, and disability. In today’s world, the right to equal opportunity is an evolving definition that can vary from local, state and federal laws.