Boys & Girls Club

Featuring Kids Club 360

About

The Boys and Girls Club is a National name and organization with over 4,300 clubs worldwide. Out of those 4,300 Clubs, the Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region is notably the eighth oldest location, with its start in 1888 – meaning we have served this community for 123 years. Furthermore, our organization is the oldest club west of the Mississippi River. During our 123-year history, our organization has devoted itself to providing the youth of the Pikes Peak Region with a safe place to learn and grow. This school year, we service 16 different sites in the Pikes Peak Region: three after school youth development programs, seven before & after school child care programs, and six feeder sites (provides transportation to established sites) – serving approximately 3,500 youth with nationally acclaimed programming.

Diverse activities engage youth in core programs that encourage positive interaction with adults, peers and family members, enabling them to reach their full potential. Programs are based on: physical, emotional, cultural and social needs; interests of girls and boys; and recognized developmental principles. Clubs offer programs that are age appropriate, gender inclusive, gender specific and developmentally sound in five program areas:

Character and Leadership Development

Empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.

Education and Career Development

Enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.

Health and Life Skills

Develops young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well being, set personal goals, and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

The Arts

Enables youth to develop their own creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.

Sports, Fitness and Recreation

Develops fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment, and social skills.

Major annual supporters of BGCPPR include: The El Pomar Foundation, Daniel’s Fund, The Department of Defense, Allstate, Security Service Federal Credit Union, Sam’s

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