WHO WE ARE
Here at Boys & Girls Clubs, we are mission-driven. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
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
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.
Programs & activities
On track to graduate high school on time in 2022.
Participated in community service
Participated in STEM programs
We are the GOLD STANDARD in youth development in Chaffee County.
Download our latest Impact Report HERE.
• 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.
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
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.
Pictured: Executive Director Brian Beaulieu (left) and 2022 Club Hero Greg Justis (right)
2022 Rob & Katie Ferris, Greg Justis
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