Since 1949, our team of Youth Development Professionals and passionate volunteers has strived to create programs that give every student an equal opportunity to learn, play, and grow.

We are deeply committed to building an environment that is equitable and inclusive, so we can encourage young people to pursue their passions, stoke their curiosity, and enrich their lives. As such, we offer varied and diverse programs that recognize and respond to the collective and individual needs of all young people. Our programs are guidance-oriented and emphasize the values inherent to the relationships between young people, their peers, and adults.

Our Mission

To inspire and engage youth through community-based educational and social enrichment programs in a purpose-driven, positive environment.

Inspire and engage youth through community-based educational and social enrichment programs in a purpose-driven, positive environment.

Inspire and engage through social, educational, and recreational
activities that empower youth to have a positive impact on their

Meet each child’s needs and foster their unique talents to make them college and/or career ready

Our Team


Amber Heidtke, Chief Executive Officer
John Valdovinos, Chief Operations Officer
Amanda Peters, Director of Marketing & Development

Youth Development Coordinators

Daniel Theobald, Athletic Coordinator
Joshua Smith, Activity Coordinator
Pam Flynn, Membership Coordinator
Claire Oliver, Activity Coordinator
Chase Thompson, Activity Coordinator
Lizbeth Medina, Activity Coordinator
Marcus Ezeff, Activity Coordinator
Iris Yuliana Cuevas, Activity Coordinator
Carlyana Kwong, Activity Coordinator

Board of Directors

Manny Baldenegro, City of Santa Rosa, Board President
Casey Williams, Barrel Proof Comedy, Board Secretary
John Ghigliazza, PG&E, Board Treasurer
Zach Bressick, New York Life, Board Member
Nate Andreassen, Bank of Marin, Board Member

Our History


After 74 years, a new look and name express an updated, inclusive mission and an emphasis on high-engagement after-school and summer programming spanning five critical "zones" of enrichment: Academics, Athletics, Health & Wellness, Life Skills & Work Readiness, and Creative Arts.

Communities in Crisis


Communities in Crisis

BGCSR leads local efforts to support families in need during the Tubbs Fire and COVID-19 Pandemic. Realizes its role of providing adaptable, inclusive programs and services that best match community needs.

Boys & Girls Club


Boys & Girls Club

Boys Clubs of America recognizes the inclusion of girls in its mission; our name is updated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Santa Rosa (BGCSR). Featured: Youth build teamwork skills and self-confidence in our annual winter basketball league which started in 1975 and continues today.

New Home


New Home

Hugh Codding develops Montgomery Village and includes a new home for the Boys Club at 1011 Hahman Drive. Featured: Club members enjoyed daily organized after-school activities and nutritious snacks still offered today.




Our history begins as The Santa Rosa Boys Club opens downtown; a 100% community funded non-profit. Featured: Beginning a tradition of experiential learning, members get tips from MLB players with the Santa Rosa Pirates.