Thunderbirds Branch – Guadalupe
The Guadalupe Branch offers an after school program, teen leadership, youth sports leagues, homework and tutoring assistance.
Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley – Guadalupe Branch is located in the Town of Guadalupe and opened in 1989. The Town of Guadalupe is named for the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico. Guadalupe was founded by Yaqui Indians around the turn of the century. The Town of Guadalupe was incorporated in 1975 and is approximately one square mile in area. It will remain this size since it is "surrounded" by man-made boundaries – Interstate 10 and the City of Phoenix on the west, Baseline Road and the City of Tempe on the North, the City of Tempe on the South; and by the Salt River Project's Highline Canal on the East. Our Branch serves Guadalupe and Ahwatukee communities.
Meet Your Club Leaders
Russell St. John
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 $30 (renews June 1 each year)||Annual Membership dues are $15 (renews June 1 each year)|
|After School Program fees are free for Town of Guadalupe residents (must provide proof of residency; membership and transportation costs not included)||After School Program fees are just $40 per month. Fees are due on the 21th of the month prior in order to attend.|
|Summer Programs are $80 per week, per child or $10 per day drop in fee. Program fees are charged per session.||Summer Programs are $80 per week, per child or $20 per day drop in fee. Program fees are charged per session.|
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.
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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