Improving the Future of Vista

The Boys & Girls Club of Vista (BGCV) is opening a second location in the Townsite area in order to better serve the community and its children. BGCV is renting the center from the City of Vista and plans to include a play area, soccer arena, and mentoring programs such as Torch Club, Digital Arts, STEM activities, SMART Moves, sports, and more. The Torch Club program prepares club members for future success and service work and emphasizes the importance of giving back to the community. The SMART Moves program promotes responsible behavior and addresses problems such as drug and alcohol abuse. By opening an additional site which includes these programs, BGCV hopes to be able to positively influence more children and teens in Vista.

When asked about the new Townsite location, BGCV Executive Director Matt Koumaras said, “It’s a privilege for the BGCV to partner with the City of Vista and help shape the City’s vision of providing exceptional services and improving Vista’s quality of life. The extension site at Raintree Park is a good match for BGCV’s mission of enabling all youth, especially those that need us the most, to reach their full potential. We are looking for the community’s support to help us ensure every child has a fair chance at a great future in all parts of Vista.” For more information about the new site or BGCV in general visit