The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.



The Napa Valley Vintners Clubhouse in American Canyon will be a unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley. Established in 1956, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley bridges the gap between school and home for the 1,200 kids we serve every day after school. We currently provide life-changing programs at 11 locations in both Napa and American Canyon. 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley clubhouse locations are much more than just places to hang out ... they're positive places that offer a wide variety of educational, recreational and social activities. Our professionally trained staff have high expectations for our young people and won’t let them fail. They provide guidance, hope, opportunity, and - for some - their first real sense of belonging. Additionally, we help our members discover their needs, dissolve prejudices, enjoy their interests, resolve conflicts, set goals, understand themselves, and, most importantly, dream.

The new facility in American Canyon will be built on the existing Clubhouse site, which is ideally situated on Community Park II and strategically located near American Canyon Middle School, Donaldson Way Elementary School, and the Parks & Recreation Aquatic Center and Gym.
Our new state-of-the-art “Positive Place for Kids and Teens” will include the following:

i)      Drop-In Center – A low-cost, safe environment for all children when they are not in school.
ii)     Teen Center – Youth ages 12-18 will have dedicated space, including a separate entrance, which is safe, fun, and supervised. 
iii)    Nutrition Center & Kitchen – Where nutritious meals and snacks will be available. Teens will learn job skills by managing the snack bar. The teens will learn how to operate cash registers, inventory, purchase orders, and general accounting. 
iv)    Community Center - A community gathering place complete with access to the kitchen, where groups and individuals can hold meetings and small functions which addresses a critical community need.
v)     Technology Center – Through technology youth will improve their computer skills and get help with their homework.
vi)    Games Room – Where kids learn about games, develop interpersonal skills, learn sportsmanship, and how to be a team player.
vii)   Arts & Cultural Center – Youth will have the opportunity to express themselves in a variety of mediums, such as pottery, theater, and dance.
viii)  Education Center - A dedicated space for education and community collaborations to teach life skills, health education, and other pressing community issues. A space for members to check out books, get homework assistance, or extend their knowledge at their own pace.
ix)    Early Childhood Center - Recognizing the number of young families and need for quality early childhood education we have created dedicated space, including a fenced outdoor playground, to address this critical community need.
x)     Conference Room – A conference room where our leadership groups will gather; staff and the community can hold small meetings.
Our Clubs are changing the world for the better, and we need you to help us continue with that mission. You have the ability to help us shape and save young lives of those who need us. We invite you to join this powerful campaign by making a contribution today.

We’re blessed to ... help build this new facility for the kids; they deserve it.”
— Lee & Cristina Hudson, Hudson Vineyards, $250,000 donor


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley's current 3,000-square-foot American Canyon Clubhouse (a double-wide trailer) long ago surpassed the original goal of being able to serve 40 kids per day. Today, we are at capacity with no room to grow. While staff continues to do an outstanding job making sure kids in our elementary programs are provided quality activities, our ability to serve at-risk middle and high school kids is extremely limited. Furthermore, the increasing population and need for early childhood education programs has strained the existing community facilities, forcing families to commute for this critical service. Click here to view Comcast Newsmaker's interview with executive director Mark Kuhnhausen to learn more about the need for this new clubhouse.


Building Dedication $1,000,000 – Thank you to Napa Valley Vintners

Early Childhood Center $300,000

Teen Center $300,000 - Thank you to Syar Foundation and Matching Campaign

Community Center $300,000 – Thank you to Trinchero Family Estates

Technology Center $75,000 – Thank you to Wallaby Yogurt Company

Education Center $60,000- Thank you to BLT Enterprises

Arts & Cultural Center $45,000- Thank you to “In loving Memory of Barbie” Steve Nielsen

Nutrition Center + Kitchen $45,000 – Thank you to John & Donna Cordeiro

Games Room $30,000 – Thank you to Napa Sunrise Rotary Club

Landscape $30,000

Lobby $30,000 – Thank you to C-Line Express

Playground $30,000- Thank you to Kiwanis Club of Napa

Patio $30,000

Community Offices $15,000 – Thank you to Napa Recycling & Waste Services

Conference Room $15,000 – Thank you to Napa Jet Center

Program Offices $15,000 – Thank you to Ryan & Sarah Brennan

Benches (3) $10,000 – Thank you to American Canyon Orthodontics, The Corley Family, and Bruce & Christina Anderson

Columns (13 of 15 available) $6,000


Permanent recognition in the clubhouse lobby

Keystone Circle $1,000,000

Founders Circle $500,000

Cornerstone Circle $300,000

Presidents Circle $200,000

Ambassadors Circle $100,000

Visionaries Club $75,000

Champions Club $60,000

Executives Club $45,000

Leadership Club $30,000

Investors Club $15,000

Diamond Level $10,000

Platinum Level $6,000

Gold Level $3,000

Silver Level $2,000

Bronze Level $1,000

Shareholder $500

For questions, naming opportunities, or to donate by phone, please contact:

Mark KuhnhausenExecutive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley, 1515 Pueblo Avenue, Napa, CA 94558

Phone (707) 252-2767   Fax (707) 255-7568   mark@ThePositivePlace.org