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.
PLANS FOR THE NEW CLUBHOUSE
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.
THE NEED & GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
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.
DEDICATION & MEMORIAL OPPORTUNITIES
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
Lobby $30,000 – Thank you to C-Line Express
Playground $30,000- Thank you to Kiwanis Club of Napa
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
Columns (13 of 15 available) $6,000
DONOR WALL RECOGNITION LEVEL Opportunities
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
For questions, naming opportunities, or to donate by phone, please contact:
Mark Kuhnhausen, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley, 1515 Pueblo Avenue, Napa, CA 94558
Phone (707) 252-2767 Fax (707) 255-7568 mark@ThePositivePlace.org