Hear From The Parents
"Dear Boys & Girls Club of North Tempe, Just wanted to let you know that I love you guys and your program is fantastic! My grandson Nolan started there in September 2011. I saw his confidence grow instantly. He loves to go after school and begs to go on Saturdays! He has been actively involved in the football season and soon to be the basketball season. I am grateful everyday for your staff, volunteers, donations, activities and the wonderful care that he receives. I am especially thankful for Tye Y. and all the hard work that she does to get 60+ kids homework completed. There is no way that we could bring him home after work and try and get Nolan to get all his homework done. Raul has been phenomenal in his love and care of the Boys & Girls Club! He is truly dedicated to raising great leaders of tomorrow. I am happy to know that several celebrities such as Bill Cosby, Jennifer Lopez, Neyo, and Usher grew up attending the Club. We are so looking forward to volunteering at the Tempe Market Place Snow Globe this Friday. Everyone please come out and join the festivities and support the Club. The North Tempe Branch ROCKS!"
- Grandmother of Club member Nolan, age: 7 years
"Jim and I would like to let you know what a blessing the Boys & Girls Club has been for our family. I asked our daughters what the Boys & Girls Club means to them. Sara said, "I love the Boys & Girls Club, it is so much fun!". Jessica said, "I feel safe because of all the adults in each room, and when I have my own kids, I will find a Boys & Girls Club for them to go to." The fact that our daughter tells us that she would look for a Boys & Girls Club for her children assures us that they are well taken care of and that we have made the right choice for their after-school care. There are little words that a mother and father can say to express the gratefulness that is felt when their children are happy and safe in such a wonderful after-school program."
- Jim & Tonia, Parents of Jessica & Sara
Thunderbirds Branch, Guadalupe
"I would like to thank all the staff of the Boys and Girls Clubs for the excellent job you are doing. My kids totally love to come here, and to me, there is nothing more important than to know that when you have to go to work and you have to leave your kids somewhere, that they enjoy it. I know that my kids will love to come back next year. Keep up the good work, and again, thank you!"
- Parent of Mattie
Grant Woods Branch, Mesa
“For Selena, this program has given her the opportunity to be a part of a fun and safe environment which has helped her self-esteem and creativity. She loves the staff and meeting new friends. Great program! For our family, having the program on site has been a blessing. Due to my physical limitations and illnesses, some days are harder than others to get around. So I am not able to take her places. I also like that there is the support of the property to have this program available.”
- Dora, Mother of Selena
Tempe Branch Member (Satellite Location)
“I want to give the Boys & Girls Club of Chandler a special “thanks” for all they have done for my children. I am divorced with four children and work full-time. I cannot be there for my kids after school, during the summer or intersession, but the club has always been available for my children. The club has done numerous things for my family, for instance: after-school care, special field trips, provided various classes on art, dance, and gym games, camping trips during the summertime, and seasonal sports such as basketball and flag football. Wow! That’s a lot to offer. Thank you Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley for all your dedication and hard work and for reaching out to our children.”
- Angela, Mother of Valerie, Vanessa & Steven
Chandler Compadres Branch
"The Boys & Girls Clubs are truly wonderful places to be. For my son, it's not just a place to go after school while mom works; it's a cool place for many, many other reasons. The staff and volunteers are a spectacular bunch. They are ALL kind, helpful, fun-loving and genuinely care about kids. My child has learned that friendship has no boundaries, such as color, creed or impairment. He's a straight-A student and enjoys helping other kids learn and succeed. This drive has been inspired and nurtured by the wonderful role models he sees almost every day at the club. He has now begun to enjoy sports and learn sportsmanship and teamwork. He volunteers to help out with community projects and truly feels that he can make a contribution to others. To the staff of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley - thank you for everything."
- Jill, Parent of DeShaun
Chandler Compadres Branch