We are honored to have earned the title for the following awards.


Community Partner of the Year

We are deeply honored to receive the “2024 Community Partner of the Year” award from the San Diego County School Board Association. This recognition reflects our commitment to the community and our dedication to making a positive impact in the lives of local youth. Thank you to Solana Beach School District for nominating us!

The San Diego County School Board Association praised our efforts, stating: “This Boys & Girls Club is a shining example of a partnership that goes above and beyond in their dedication to community. They impart substantial services to Solana Beach School District families, providing after-school care, enrichment activities, tutoring, homework assistance, robotics, gardening, access to a Tech Lab, musical arts, sports, and swim lessons, all of which instill a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence, and competence in local youth. What distinguishes them is not just the innovative programs designed to empower local youth but also their stalwart support for at-need families. The Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito demonstrates a commitment that goes beyond the ordinary to create lasting, positive change in the lives of students.”

We are incredibly grateful for this recognition and remain dedicated to continuing our work to support and empower the youth and families in our community. #greatfutures


Non-Profit Program of the Year Award

We are so proud and honored to have won the Non-Profit Program of the Year award for Big 8 Middle School Sports “that enhances the lives of students by encouraging teamwork and a lifetime of healthy habits” for our work with Carlsbad Middle Schools for the 2022-2023 school year. The award was signed by Catherine Blakespear and presented by Francine Busby.


CEO, Marineke Vandervort, finalist for San Diego Magazine’s Non Profit Visionary award

This honor is awarded to a woman who has made an extraordinary effort, and has had an extraordinary impact on others.  Because of the thoughtful and dynamic leadership of Marineke over the years, our Club has grown to serve more youth, created a culture of passionate mentors who work together as a team, and safely and effectively navigated the COVID-19 pandemic. This award is so beyond fitting for our forward-thinking leader who puts kids and families first! Great futures start with great mentors!