FAQ

Who can become a member of the Boys & Girls Club?
Membership is open to all boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, regardless of race, gender, religion, economic status or any other factor. You do not have to live in Pasadena to be a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena. We count members from cities including Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, San Marino, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Temple City, Arcadia, El Monte, Rosemead, Azusa, Glendale, and Los Angeles among others.

How much does it cost to be a member of the Boys & Girls Club?
Our annual membership is $75 per year for children ages 6-12. (Financial assistance is available.) There is no charge for teenagers ages 13 to 18.

During Spring Break, Summer Break, and Winter Break (a total of 12 weeks) there is an additional $20 per week charge for early morning drop off (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.)

How do I apply for Financial Aid? What are the requirements?
Please see our Financial Aid application under the Membership menu tab. You will be required to submit the application along with your California EBT Card, and/or tax return, pay stub, and/or verification of income for processing, and valid I.D. Proof of income will be verified and compared to the Federal Poverty Guidelines as set for Los Angeles County. Participants will need to reapply for tuition assistance on a calendar year basis.

Where is the Boys & Girls Club located?
The Boys & Girls Club operates two clubhouses in Pasadena:

Slavik Branch
3230 E. Del Mar Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 449-1953

Mackenzie-Scott Branch
2020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 798-3925

When is the Boys & Girls Club open?
We are open Monday through Friday, year-round. During the school year, our hours of operation are: Monday, from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

During Spring Break, Summer Break, Winter Break, Pupil Free days, and certain holidays we are open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

What types of programs do you offer?
We offer programming in the following categories: Education & Career Development, Character & Leadership Development, Health & Life Skills, Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.

How does my child get to the Club after school? What schools do you pick up from?
The Boys & Girls Club offers van pick up during the school year from the following Pasadena Unified School District schools: Altadena Elementary, Odyssey Charter School, Aveson Charter School, Franklin Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, Rosebud Academy, Jackson Elementary, Washington Elementary, Norma Coombs Alternative School, Aveson Charter High School, Hamilton Elementary, McKinley Elementary & Middle, and Sierra Madre Elementary

Do you offer transportation during the summer?
Our transportation service is available during the school year only.

How long is each private swim lesson and group swim lesson? Can my child participate in both? How much does it cost?
Private swim lessons and group swim lessons are both 30 minutes long. Group swim lessons are $40 every two weeks; private swim lessons are $30 per session.  For more information about the swim program, please contact James Granados, Aquatics Director, at (626) 449-9100, ext. 203 or at jamesg@bgcpasadena.org

I have some old board games and art equipment. Can I donate them to the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena?
The Boys & Girls Club gladly accepts in-kind donations of items. However, we ask that these items be new, or very gently used, and be useful, safe, and age-appropriate for our youth.  Please see our Ways to Give menu for examples.

Do you rent your facilities for private parties or events? How much do you charge?
We do rent our facilities. For more information and pricing, please contact Minh Luu, Vice President of External Affairs at (626) 449-9100, ext. 216 or at minhl@bgcpasadena.org

I used to attend the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena when I was younger. Do you have an alumni program?
Yes, we have an alumni program. For more information, please contact Minh Luu, Vice President of External Affairs at (626) 449-9100, ext. 216 or at minhl@bgcpasadena.org

Is your staff bilingual?
Yes.

What does my child need to bring during the school year / summer time?
Club members are not required to bring anything during the school year or summer time. However, Club members who would like to participate in the swim program should bring a backpack in which to carry a swim suit and towel. Parents may pack a brown bag snack or lunch if they choose.

I have a family friend or relative picking up my child for the first time. Who should I speak to about making sure they leave the Club safely?
Parents are asked to contact the Branch Director or a Youth Development Professional BEFORE a family friend or relative picks up their child. Anyone who is authorized to pick up a Club member must be listed on that Club member’s membership profile at the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena. Safety is our number one priority.

My child takes medication during the day, can someone at the Boys & Girls Club assist him/her with that?
Staff members are NOT allowed to administer medication to Club members or teenagers. A Club member who needs to take medication will be responsible for taking it themselves. Our Youth Development Professionals will assist with reminding those Club members who need to take medication to do so, as directed by parents.