America's young people need our help. Too many children and teens are not receiving the guidance they need to graduate from high school, to avoid the effects of violence, gangs and drugs or to become responsible adults.
We are a community-based, character building, youth development organization. We deliver the highest quality programs and provide opportunities to assist youth and teens in developing their self esteem, values and skills in a safe and fun environment. Our professionals guide members through personal, educational and social development to realize their full potential and become positive, value-oriented and productive citizens. Without the generosity of volunteers and donors, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley would not be able to offer life-changing programs to tens of thousands of children and teens every year.
Many children have no adult supervision after school. Studies have shown that the hours between 3 and 8 p.m. are the hours that most kids are likely to get involved with crimes, be victims of crime or engage in other risky behavior.
The Clubs provide an alternative to the dangers of the streets. Moreover, the Clubs provide stimulating activities that help build character, self-esteem, values and skills. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley offers that and more! Our Clubs instill a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
"The Boys & Girls Clubs are truly wonderful places to be. For my son, it's not just a place to go after school while mom works; it's a cool place for many, many other reasons. The staff and volunteers are a spectacular bunch. They are ALL kind, helpful, fun-loving and genuinely care about kids. My child has learned that friendship has no boundaries, such as color, creed or impairment. He's a straight-A student and enjoys helping other kids learn and succeed. This drive has been inspired and nurtured by the wonderful role models he sees almost every day at the club. He has now begun to enjoy sports and learn sportsmanship and teamwork. He volunteers to help out with community projects and truly feels that he can make a contribution to others. To the staff of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley - thank you for everything."
~ Jill, Parent, Compadre Branch, Chandler
“For Selena, this program has given her the opportunity to be a part of a fun and safe environment which has helped her self-esteem and creativity. She loves the staff and meeting new friends. Great program! For our family, having the program on site has been a blessing. Due to my physical limitations and illnesses, some days are harder than others to get around. So I am not able to take her places. I also like that there is the support of the property to have this program available.”
~ Dora, Parent, Tempe Branch (Satellite Location)