Welcome to the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County!
Thank you for visiting our site to better appreciate what we do and who we serve. We welcome your feed back and support for the thousands of youth served every year.
We currently have four main Clubhouses, five satellite operations, a 55 acre residential camp, and an Administrative office. Our first branch opened in Goleta (1952); later followed Santa Barbara West (1962), Carpinteria (1967), Lompoc (1988), and Camp Whittier (1988). In 2001 the United Boys and Girls Clubs merged as one corporation, as a cost savings measure for fundraising, finance and human resources.
Today the United Boys and Girls Clubs serve these communities throughout Santa Barbara County, helping over 7,000 youth. Most youth come to the Clubs voluntarily to be with friends, participate in sports, and engage in educational activities. Children may be referred to the Clubs by schools, counselors, or other agencies as a means to gain a positive experience socially, educationally, physically, and emotionally under guidance of caring adults.
We Believe Kids Need The Following To Succeed:
- A solid Education leading to Employment and Career Opportunities
- Social, Emotional, and Cultural Education
- Community and Civic Involvement
- A sense of positive Self-identity
- Health and Well-being
- Moral Compass
"To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential, as productive, caring and responsible citizens."
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