Thanks to ALL of you who donated to us through Colorado Gives and our End of the Year Campaign!  You still have an opportunity
to help us reach our goal of $75,000 for the End of the Year Campaign to support what we can do for our kids.

We had a WONDERFUL turnout for our Salida STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) open house.  It was so FUN to watch youngsters analyzing chemicals, doing math on computers, making lights blink using circuit boards, and creating items with a 3D printer!  Buena Vista will have one in the spring since we just got our own Technology Center with 12 computers and 4 Ipads set up!



Congratulations to our friend, Conrad Nelson, who was recently chosen as Colorado's Outstanding Philanthropist!  She has donated her time and treasures to help our kids!  Read this excellent article about Conrad, and please watch Conrad and the Outstanding Volunteer explain WHY they are involved in their communities in this short video

Boys & Girls Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County is the only community organization that provides proven programs and safe, positive, year-round places for kids to learn and grow.

Read
what award-winning actor and BGC alumnus and national board member, Denzel Washington, has to say about the importance of Boys & Girls Clubs. 


More BGC in the news -  Money & the Wall Street Journal - check it out.

Our STAFF make those valuable kid relationships.  Check out a recent article on our "oldest" employee, Jenn Wood. 

Read personal stories and successes here.


WHY INVEST NOW?

By Jonathan Alter of Bloomberg News
Talk about a man-bites-dog story: The adults in the room — from senior White House Official to an executive with Major League Baseball — stood in awe of 17- and 18-year-olds. Alter tells truly inspiring stories about Real Boys & Girls Club members. A must read!

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Nate Solder, BVHS grad and now # 77 for the New England Patriots signed autographs after
speaking to members at a Youth of the Year Breakfast.




"This was the BEST day of my life!"
— New Member