Salesian Boys & Girls Club
“We provide a safe place for kids to have transformational experiences that help them learn, grow, and thrive,” says Randal DeMartini, executive director of Salesian Boys and Girls Club. The beautiful North Beach facility, a nonprofit enrichment resource that offers a range of athletics, arts, and tutoring for youth ages 8 to 18, has been offering refuge and extracurricular opportunities for children after the school bell rings for over a century—for only a $10 annual membership fee. “It’s wonderful to see us back up from pandemic restrictions and operating again at 100 percent—the kids’ happy faces bring us so much joy,” says DeMartini, who joined the club’s staff as a teenager in 1979 and hasn’t looked back. Today he proudly leads the beloved organization in one goal: giving youth the love and guidance they need to succeed in life.
"Generous support from the community, especially for our teen scholarship program, is what allows us to continue building positive futures and facilitating dreams."