The Clubs are youth development organizations dedicated to promoting health, social, education, vocational and character development. The Clubs' goal is to help young people improve their lives by building self esteem and developing values and skills during critical periods of growth.
We appreciate the Club for so many reasons! The main is our ability to continue to work while our boys are out of school. The after school and Friday extended hours allow us to keep our store open all day.
The Club gives us one less thing to stress about by knowing the boys are always well cared for. I love that they come home excited about what they did at the Club every day. I'm grateful that they are given opportunities to do things that we don't have the time or resources to do at home.
Being a working family would be impossible without the Club. We are so lucky to have the Boys & Girls Club in our community.
-Maegan, business owner and mother of 2
The Boys and Girls Club is a little slice of heaven right here in the Yampa Valley. My granddaughter, Kaydence, absolutely loves it! Not only does she have a lot of fun at BGC, she is learning valuable lessons about relationships, fairness, honesty, kindness and other important social skills.
For Adam, Kaydence’s dad, the Club is truly a blessing. He is a single father and is stretched working a demanding job in the construction field and making the daily commute from Hayden to Steamboat for school and work. The affordability and excellent quality of staff and BGC programs for Kaydence gives Adam the peace of mind and confidence to know that not only is his daughter well cared for in a safe environment, she is thriving and having a blast.
We thank all of the team-members, staff, volunteers, donors and others who support the Boys & Girls Club. You all are making a positive difference in the lives of so many kids and their families, giving these children a greater chance of achieving success in their lives.
-Betsy S. Grandmother
Last December, we found out that my three nephews had been placed into foster care. My husband and I knew we had to act quickly to provide them a loving home, even though our children were already grown and we would be starting again. We also knew we would need some support to take on three young boys. We found that support in the Boys & Girls Club.
On New Year's Day 2021 we welcomed the boys to our home in Craig. On Monday, Ms. Tanya welcomed them to the Club. Once the boys entered the Club the magic began. The staff quickly welcomed the boys, made them feel comfortable and helped them make new friends.
Today the boys are thriving; they have friends, play sports and have learned many lessons they will carry forward in life. When Elias and Anthony were asked what they want to do when they grow up, they both replied “be a staff at the BGC”!
The Boys & Girls Club wrapped their caring arms around our family, their embrace gave me comfort, the boys confidence and all of us the tools for success. It is a place for all children to thrive and feel cared for.
-Cherissee M., foster parent of 3 young boys