The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County is one of the fastest growing youth development agencies in Southwest Riverside County serving more than 400 young people each day and over 1,000 throughout the year. With campuses in Temecula, Murrieta, and Lake Elsinore the Clubs offer innovative programs and fun activities to provide positive, personal growth experiences for youth ages 6-18 in a safe, supervised and structured environment.
Turning no child away, the Mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County is to inspire and enable all youth to reach their full potential.
In 1990 a small group of community leaders realized the need for a safe place for children to go before and after school. The first Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County was started at Margarita Middle School in Temecula, offering after-school programs to middle school children. The Club expanded to its current flagship facility in Old Town Temecula in 1994. Three years later The Clubs expanded to Murrieta on the campus of Shivela Middle School, offering sports clinics after school. In 1998 the Murrieta Club moved to a permanent double-wide modular site at the California Oaks Sports Park, that quickly grew into a quad-wide modular facility, which it occupies today.
In June of 2006 the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians built the 5,500SF Pechanga Great Oak Clubhouse at Kent Hintergardt Park in South Temecula’s beautiful Redhawk community. The Great Oak Club has grown into the largest clubhouse in the organization.
Through the generosity of Castle and Cooke, The Clubs expanded to the city of Lake Elsinore and opened a new 5,500 sq. ft. clubhouse in beautiful Alberhill Ranch to the north.