Mission Moments

Impact Stories of the BGCGSD

Honing His Life Skills

Ed Fletcher was there from the start and he built a successful life with what he learned at the Boys Club in the 1940's. As a Marine and then an educator, he helped thousands of students carve out their own path to success. He was an outstanding football player at SDSU, before he joined the Marines in 1952. 

Ed began honing his life-enhancing skills as a charter member of the Club. "I was there the first day it opened," recalls Ed. He continued, "I played sports, I made things in shop. One of my favorite places was the book nook. I would go there and read, fueling my lifelong habit."

His grandfather instilled in him that you can be anything you want, if you work hard and if you expect positive things, you will find positive things. These are the same principles the Club shares with its members, then and now.

Today, he is giving back and paying it forward as a Board members of the Boys & Girls Foundation. Ed credits the Club for helping him be the man that he is today.      
Ed Fletcher
Boys Club of San Diego Alumnus & Retired Marine and Educator  


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Club members, alumni, and staff make a difference every day. Your support of the BGCGSD helps us change the lives of over 22,000 youth! 
Our Mission Moments page is dedicated to showcasing the stories of our members, alumni, staff and you – the people who believe in the mission of the Boys & Girls Club. Please take a moment to let us know how the Boys & Girls Club has changed your life and how those associated with the Club may have impacted you by clicking here to send us an Email. We also invite you to send a photo to accompany your Mission Moment.
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