To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
The Boys and Girls Clubs are for all boys and girls, young people of all races, religions, and ethnic cultures are welcome. It has a varied and diversified program that recognizes and responds to the collective and individual needs of girls and boys. It is guidance-oriented: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona emphasize positive values in relationships that members have with each other and adult leaders. We help young people to make appropriate choices in their physical educational, personal, social, emotional, vocational, and spiritual lives. It is building-centered: Activities are conducted in the warm, friendly atmosphere of a facility especially designed for youth programs.
The Core programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to reach their full potential. Based on the interests and needs of the boys and girls they serve, our Clubs offer diverse program activities in five areas.
Character and Leadership Development: empowers youths to become global citizens who support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image and good character and respect their own and others’ cultural beliefs.
Education and Career Development: enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, set goals, explore careers, prepare for employment, and embrace technology to achieve success in any career.
Health and Life Skills: develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals, and live successfully as self–efficient adults.
The Arts: encourage youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts crafts, performing arts and creative writing.
Sports, Fitness and Recreation: programs develop fitness, positive use of leisure time; skills for stress management appreciation for the environment, and social skills.
These programs are offered after school from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm, to youths ages 6-18. The summer program is open from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, with two Club locations in Prescott and Prescott Valley. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona serve over 1,000 local youth each year.