Boys & Girls Clubs of Ventura is affiliated with the national program of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. It offers five-core program initiatives including arts, sports and fitness, social skills, character development and leadership development and education and career development. B&GC of Ventura offers a range of after school programs for children and disadvantaged youth ages 6 through 18. The club, based in Ventura, Calif., provides prevention programs for youth, including gang, alcohol, drug, tobacco, teen sex and unplanned pregnancies. It also offers a range of clubs, such as street smart, kids in control, power hour, family support, career explorers, job ready and keystone club.