The overall mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America is to enable all young people, especially those who are disadvantaged, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our core beliefs are to provide a safe place to learn and grown, with ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals with life enhancing programs and character development experiences with hope and opportunity.
Our East Valley chapter offers this and more, instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence, such as:
Character and leadership programs, which help young people acquire skills for participation in the democratic process, while developing their leadership skills.
Keystone clubs, which are small group leadership development clubs for young people ages 14-18. Each year, members come together for the National Keystone Conference.
National Youth of the Year program, which is designed to promote and recognize service to the club and the community, academic performance and contributions.
Torch club, a small group leadership development program that’s targeted to young people aged 11 to 13.
Money matters, which helps young people with financial literacy and money management.
Project learn reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school through high-yield activities.
Goals for Graduation introduces club members aged 6-15 to the concept of academic goal setting.
Arizona Charitable Giving is a labor of love created to make it easier for the residents of our great state to search and find local charities that touch their hearts. We share selected charities and events to a large distribution list of Arizona residents via email and social media on a regular basis. Any qualified charitable organizations are welcome to submit their profile to be included in our on-going outreach efforts.