WHO WE ARE

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Our Mission

Here at Boys & Girls Clubs, we are mission-driven. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Our Vision

We strive to provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors. Our goals for our members are:

  • To graduate from high school with a plan for the future

  • To demonstrate good character and citizenship

  • To live a healthy lifestyle

Inclusion

We believe every kid has what it takes. The mission and core beliefs of Boys & Girls Clubs fuel our commitment to promoting a safe, positive and inclusive environment for all. 

Our Impact

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Programs & activities

99%

On track to graduate high school on time in 2022.

167

Participated in community service

207

Participated in STEM programs

We are the GOLD STANDARD in youth development in Chaffee County. 

Download our latest Impact Report HERE.

Our History

Since opening, our Clubs have served 8,658 youth.

Ranked #1 in overall Club Experience in Colorado by Boys & Girls Clubs in Colorado

2005     Salida Club opens in former St. Joseph’s Community Center.

2006     Buena Vista Club opens at Avery Parsons Elementary School.

2009     Annual Club Membership reaches 500.

2012     Salida Club opens for full-day Friday programming.

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2016    The Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos and El Pomar Foundation host a members-only
              training camp for BGCCC.

2018    98% of members are on track to graduate high school on time.

2020    Salida Club moves to more spacious quarters in the former Exerflex Gym building.  

2021    Ribbon cutting for newly redesigned spaces inside Salida Club.
2021
    Plans for the new BV Club facility get underway.

2022    Grand Opening of Molly's Playground at the Salida Club.

Our Club Heroes

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Each year we honor a Club Hero at our annual gala to recognize individuals who are committed to our mission. We are fortunate to have many generous community members who freely give their time and talents to support over 800 members. Involvement by these individuals helps our Clubs provide services and programs to positively impact young people every day.

Past Honorees

Pictured: Kuper B., Honoree Sandy Boyd, and Emeritus Board Member Scott Erchul

2021     Oren Dreeben, Sandy Boyd

2020     Jack Lee, Scott Erchul

2019     Irv & Gloria Broudy, Don Taylor

2018     Harry Brull & Myra Barrett, Greg & Dale Kettering

2017     Charlie Forster, Wendell & Janine Pryor

2016     Art Gentile, Karen Dils

2015     Mike McGovern, Christine DeChristopher

2014     Robert Crowther

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Pictured: Kuper B. and Honoree Oren Dreeben