Gila River Branch – Komatke
S-ke:k si’alik! Ya hoch! Hello! You can find our club on the Valley floor, nestled between Komat’dk (Sierra Estrella) and Muadag (South Mountain). We are located in the Komat’dk (Komatke) community of the Gila River Indian Community about five miles south of Laveen, Arizona. We have been serving the tribal and greater Laveen communities since 1996.
Though our Club is among the Gila River Indian Community, we have a diverse Native American Club membership comprised of Akimel O’odham, Pee-Posh, Navajo, Quechan, Mohave, Tohono O'odham, Hopi, Yaqui, Colorado River Indian Tribes, and Apache. The Akimel O’odham are known as a generous and hospitable culture and people; therefore our Club welcomes potential members.
Our Club is housed in a brand new building allowing Club members to experience more fun and more excitement. Several of our partner schools include Gila Crossing Community School, the Laveen School District, Skyline Technical High School, and Betty H. Fairfax & Caesar Chavez High Schools. Our Club focuses on the following core components: The Arts, Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Sports/Fitness/Recreation, Health/Lifeskills, Technology and Teen programs. In addition to our Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley affiliation, we are associated with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country. Along with the rest of Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley, our Komatke Branch provides youth and teens in the surrounding communities a safe and positive place for kids!
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Amenities and Programs
Our club offers a unique mix of after-school opportunities for kids and teenagers.
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count helps Club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.
Torch & Keystone Club
Our character and leadership development programs help youth become responsible, caring citizens. Acquiring skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. Youth will develop leadership skills and be provided opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to the Club community involvement, and celebrating our national heritage.
Good Character and Citizenship
Helping youth become responsible caring community members and acquiring skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. Youth also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community, and celebrating our national heritage.
These Club programs help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment, and social and interpersonal skills.
Join Our Club
You can now register online or in the Club for school year and Summer Programs. If you are a new member, your registration will have to be approved by Club staff before you can complete your registration. This typically happens within 48 hours. If you have additional questions, please contact your Branch Assistant and they can help. You can also download this tutorial for any issues with registration. We give parents the option to pay monthly, by semester or for the whole school year.
|Community Members||Non-Community Members|
|Annual Membership dues are free for Community Members. Non-Community Members fees are $30.||Annual Membership dues are $30 (renews June 1 each year)|
|Monthly school-year youth program fees are coming soon. Fees are due on the first day of the month.||Monthly school-year youth program fees are coming soon. Fees are due on the first day of the month.|
|Summer Programs are $50 per week, per child for Non-Community Members. Community Members attend at no charge. Program fees are charged per session.||Summer Teen Programs Check with the Frontdesk.|
We are here to support you and your family!
At the Club, we keep our kids safe, provide them with resources and space to accomplish their homework, let them play, and instill values focused on leadership, character and friendship. Club kids enjoy nutritious, hot meals and healthy snacks. Nearly 95% of BGCMP juniors and seniors expect to graduate from high school, surpassing the State average.
Our proven programs are delivered by trained, caring Youth Development Professionals in a safe environment that encourages kids to explore their interests, conquer their fears, make new friends and follow their dreams!
Hours During Breaks: 8:00am - 6:00pm for 2019 - 2020
- Fall Break: October 7-11
- Winter Break: December 23 - January 3
- Spring Break: March 9 - 13
- Thursday July 4, 2019 - Independence Day
- Monday September 2, 2019 - Labor Day
- Thursday November 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving Day
- Friday November 29, 2019 - Day After Thanksgiving
- Wednesday December 25, 2019 - Christmas Day
- Wednesday January 1, 2020 - New Year's Day
- Monday January 20, 2020 - Martin Luther King
- Monday February 17, 2020 - Presidents Day
- Monday May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day
Our trained, caring staff keep our members safe after school, provide proven enrichment programs and help youth discover their potential.
Youth Development Professionals are trained to create the highest quality Club experience for our members and they get to enjoy many of the special programs our members participate in.
We’ve reserved this area for forms, fliers, and other resources. Check back for more info!
Beginning June 2020: Safe Passage Policy
Starting this summer, we are adopting a Safe Passage Policy to check members in and out of the Clubs. This also helps parents ensure they can pick up their kids safely, especially our youngest members. Learn more