City of Yuma: Branch of Boys & Girls Club to Open in August

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New Club to offer positive, affordable after-school programs for youth and families

(YUMA, Ariz. – July 6, 2022) – There’s good news for local families: Yuma will re-open its Boys & Girls Club in August 2022.

The City of Yuma will partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley to lease the John B. Smith and Edna P. Smith Campus, located at 1100 S 13th Avenue, to offer a fun, safe, and high-quality youth development after school program.

All members (5-18) pay just $30 a year for an annual membership to the Club. Youth (5-12) will pay a monthly fee of $80 per month for programs during the school year.  Scholarship funding is available for participants. Teens (13-18) may attend the Club for free, with paid annual membership.  Parents will have the option of paying monthly, by semester or for the whole year. 

The reimagined Club will be open from 2:30-7 p.m. on weekdays and members will enjoy a snack. The Club will also offer programming during school breaks and summer.

To assist with start-up and operational costs, the Yuma City Council allocated $100,000 in ARPA funding and the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe donated $14,252 in gaming revenues.

“Bringing back the Boys and Girls Club programming is a big win for our community,” said Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls. “It will ensure our youth have a safe and positive place to learn and grow, and parents have affordable after school and summer program options.” 

For 75 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley has been creating equity and opportunity for youth through academic, social and workforce opportunities. 

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