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Boys & Girls Clubs of North County turns 60

FALLBROOK – Boys & Girls Clubs of North County gathered with many of their closest friends, dignitaries, and supporters on July 7 to celebrate 60 years of service in the Fallbrook community.

For 60 years, the club has been the place for youth to go after school for fun memories with friends, programs that would enhance their learning experience, and relationships with caring staff.

Started in 1962, the then Boys Club of Fallbrook was a place where boys could gather for constructive activities. In a rural community, at a time when there weren't a lot of healthy options for boys, the club offered their members a world of new opportunities.

In addition to being a hangout for boys in the 60's and 70's, the Boys Club of Fallbrook has also been a trailblazer, constantly opening their doors to the children who have needed them most.

In 1979, the Boys Club of Fallbrook changed its name to Boys & Girls Club of Fallbrook to better reflect the increasing number of girls participating in the program. This was more than a decade before Boys Clubs of America added "Girls" to their name.

In 1998, the club changed its name to what is known as today, Boys & Girls Clubs of North County.

As it continued to grow and serve more youth, the club added after school programs at their Fallbrook Union Elementary School District sites. Today, the club has an afterschool site at each of the elementary schools in the district, including Mary Fay Pendleton and San Onofre schools, helping to reach even more of the military youth.

"We are thrilled to celebrate 60 years in the wonderful community of Fallbrook," said Allison Barclay, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of North County. "We truly appreciate our loyal and dedicated supporters who make our mission possible. Here's to 60 more years of serving the youth and families in our community."

Boys & Girls Clubs of North County currently serves over 2,000 children every year at their 10 different sites throughout Fallbrook and Camp Pendleton.

Submitted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County.


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