ORANGE COUNTY ALMANAC : The Girls Followed the Boys

Ten local entrepreneurs, recognizing the need for a youth service organization, founded the Boys Club of Huntington Beach on July 13, 1967, in a two-story barracks at 319 Yorktown Ave. purchased from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

It opened as a facility for the city’s young men. Three years later, the club allowed girls to join.

Source: Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley