Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County inspires and enables all youth, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as caring, responsible and productive citizens.
The BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF CHAFFEE COUNTY (BGCCC) was founded in 2005 as a result of a community steering committee's recommendation to merge two existing youth programs in Salida, Colorado into one nationally-recognized program. As a result of increasing demand, as well as the immediate success of the program in Salida, a second unit was opened in Buena Vista in 2006. Both Clubs were started in response to a needs assessment that identified the lack of constructive, after-school activities for local youth. This need was especially critical for families from low-income backgrounds. Both Clubs provide evidence-based programming that promotes the growth of the individual child and is aimed at (6) positive youth development outcomes: positive self-identity, health & wellbeing, positive values, a commitment to learning, social competency, and community involvement.