In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.The Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley offers that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.The Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley is a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. We are truly The Positive Place for Kids and Teens.

Our Mission

To inspire and enable all youth to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens by providing stimulating and challenging programs through interaction with dedicated, caring people.”

Who we are:

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley are a world class after-school non-profit offering quality programs in academic success and healthy lifestyles while building good character and leadership skills in our members.

A Boys & Girls Club Provides

  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
  • Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
  • Hope and opportunity

The Facts

  • More than 2,300 boys and girls served in 2016
  • 80% Membership Free or Reduced Lunch.
  • 32,002 Meals Provided
  • Average Daily Attendance – San Juan Capistrano: 317 Aliso Viejo: 71  Rancho Santa Margarita: 86 Total: 474
  • Facilities in Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and San Juan Capistrano serving youth from the following communities: Aliso Viejo, Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano & Trabuco Canyon.
  • Annual membership fee $60.00
  • 28 trained Club professionals and over 200 volunteers

About Our Membership

  • 31% Caucasian
  • 58% Hispanic
  • 3% African-American
  • 3% Asian
  • 5% Other
  • 46% Females
  • 54% Males


Why We’re Special

Four key characteristics define the essence of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley. All are critical in exerting positive impact on the life of a child:

  1. Dedicated Youth Facilities in Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and San Juan Capistrano
    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley is a place – an actual neighborhood-based building – designed solely for youth programs and activities.
  2. Open Daily
    The Clubs are open every day, after school, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.
  3. Professional Staff
    The Club has full-time, trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support.
  4. Available/Affordable to All Youth
    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley reaches out to kids who cannot afford, or may lack access to, other community programs. Annual membership dues are $60.00 per year.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley is a proud member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.5 million children at over 4,300 club locations in the United States and abroad.

Board Roster

Rob Redwitz

Tarek El Nabli


Mohamed Baghdadi

Mike Helton

Rick Friess

Marta Egan

Tom Brabeck
Program & Parent Focus Chair
Damon Stone
Board Development Chair
Janice Frechette-Artinger
Resource Development Chair
 Cyril Ffolkes
Audit Chair
Matthew Brabeck
Aliso Viejo Co-Chair
Strategic Planning Chair
William Ryan
Endowment/Planned Giving Chair
Thomas Tillotson
Human Resource/Risk Mgmt. Chair
Bill Cvengros
Regents Chair
Karen Banse
Ricardo Beas
Duane Cave
Mike Chambers
Lynn Chichi
Brianna Frazier
Christian Hernandez
Nedra Jenkins
Anne Joseph
Jacqueline London-Barnett
Elise Millington
Susan Marshall
Kumar Palaniappan
David Robinson
John Wohlfiel


Board of Regents

William Cvengros– Chair

John Brynjolfsson

Michael Crawford

Pete Elroy

Robert Fleisher

Tony Joseph

Scott McGregor & Laurie Girand

Tony Moiso

George O’Connell

Myron Sukut

Stephen Wilson

Advisory Board

Paula & Michael Chambers– Chair

Lynn & Brian Chichi

James Graham

Kasia Mays

Mohan Phansalkar

George Saad

Perry Schonfeld

Katie & William Shreve

Michelle & John Williams



Full-Time Club Professionals

James Littlejohn– Executive Director

Ron Sipiora—Director of Resource Development

Nicole Watson—Area Director

Janet Bruno—Office Manager

Kimberly Aguilar—Resource Development Associate

Melissa Scanlon—Branch Director Alsio Viejo

Abbey Ganz—Social Recreation Director Aliso Viejo

Arisbeth Bastidas- Branch Director- Via Positiva

Janice Gordillo- Social Recreation Director- Via Positiva

Yossymar Rojas—Athletic Director Via Positiva

Gabriella Littlejohn– Teen Director Via Positiva

Jeanette Rodriguez– Education Director Via Positiva

Eduardo Ceballos– Technology Director Via Positiva

Aldo Lima—Middle School Director Via Positiva

Christina Wolbert- Branch Director Rancho Santa Margarita

Carolyn Kozol– Social Recreation Director Rancho Santa Margarita


Please contact your local Club Branch for specific program information

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