A 75-year-old San Leandro community institution just got a 21st-century transformation, thanks, in part, to a $350,000 grant from Fremont Bank Foundation. The Boys & Girls Club of San Leandro now has a revitalized—and renovated—Teen Center and Community Hub that will serve 2,500+ young people annually, ages 5 to 19, each year. The updated space will allow youth to explore essential life skills through state-of-the-art opportunities such as 3-D printing, digital illustration, a music studio with a sound booth, video editing, photography, and more.
Watch this video to see the incredible new space and discover more about the modernized Boys & Girls Club of San Leandro.“Fremont Bank Foundation supports the future of our communities’ youth always,” said Brian Hughes, Fremont Bank executive vice president and Fremont Bank Foundation president and executive director. “Boys & Girls Club of San Leandro provides young people with consistent, hands-on learning programs, creative outlets, and physical fitness pursuits. As the Club says – every child has the potential to be great. Within the walls of the new gathering space, and guided by the tremendous staff and volunteers, the youth are invited to become the best they can be. The Foundation is thrilled to have been part of this renovation.”
The Club’s colorful and inviting refurbished facility, located at 401 Marina Boulevard in San Leandro, will be an Innovation Station, a collaboration to help address societal needs and enhance the Club’s mission to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential and become productive citizens. The Foundation was a key funder of the Club’s Vision 2020 Capital Campaign, helping to make a direct contribution to our neighbors in San Leandro and surrounding areas. The Club’s locations have served more than 70,000 youth since it opened in 1947, providing a place for true work in business skill building, technology, art, and life skills.