There is a reason Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley (BGCAZ) is the largest childcare provider in the Valley: Parents trust BGCAZ to provide a safe, positive, fun environment for their kids’ out-of-school time.
1. Our Mission and Vision
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley empowers young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible members of the community.
To be the premier out-of-school-time provider and leading voice for youth development in Arizona, ensuring youth and teens have the skills and resilience to successfully navigate childhood and prepare for adulthood.
2. Formula For Impact
Boys & Girls Clubs employs a Formula For Impact for how the organization impacts the life of a child. Our programs are organized around four Priority Outcomes: Academic Success; Good Character & Leadership, Healthy Lifestyles and Career Pathways & Workforce Readiness.
Members engage in daily academic enrichment activity with supportive adults facilitating homework help and education programs that complement and reinforce what youth learn during the school day. Rooted in social-emotional development practices, members develop key skills such as: curiosity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.
Good Character and Leadership
Members have access to caring and supportive adults who help foster resilience to challenges, stress, and bullying, while also learning to treat each other with respect. Members demonstrate leadership and service to others in the Club and in the community, and understand their rights and responsibilities as community members.
Members engage in daily physical activity, make healthy nutrition choices, employ good resistance and decision-making skills, and refrain from participating in risky behaviors.
Career Pathways and Workforce Readiness
Members engage in career pathway and workforce readiness learning and internship opportunities to explore a variety of careers in order to develop their own personalized plan for success.
3. How We Support Families
Empowering Kids, Empowering Families Through High-Quality, Affordable Programs That Stay Open Late
Whether it is during summer camp, after-school time, or in one of our other enrichment programs, BGCAZ offers unique experiences in the arts, physical fitness, character development, and leadership training. We also provide our kids with proven educational programs and academic support — along with plenty of healthy fun and recreation.
Our caring, professional, well-trained staff help to empower children and young adults to succeed in school, to develop mentally and emotionally, and to reach their full potential as responsible, caring, productive citizens.
At just $40-$80 per month during the school year (including snacks and a hot, nutritious dinner at no additional cost), BGCAZ is not only affordable — it is the best deal around!
We support families’ work schedules by staying open until 7 pm, ensuring that parents are able to fulfill their work obligations without worrying about their children’s safety or well-being.
Explore one of our 30+ Clubhouses in the Phoenix metro area by clicking here, and see how BGCAZ can exceed your expectations for out-of-school-time care.