Boys and Girls Club utilize tax money to provide for the youth

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SAFFORD – Our goal at the Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley (BGCGV) is to provide young people ages 5-16, with a safe and positive youth developmental outlet. Our after-school/summer programming continues to serve as an essential link between school and home offering the greatest opportunity to influence an enriching experience on their path to success.

Our after-school programs focus primarily on deterring illiteracy and enhancement of the educational opportunity for many Club Members. The daily “Power Hour” program allows one full hour per club member to complete their homework under the supervision of our club staff. Staff leaders facilitate the program while assessing each individual child’s needs in the areas of math, reading comprehension, and writing. In addition, we offer tutoring for those children requiring any further attention towards their specific educational needs. As a result, our club members’ grades and study habits have shown dramatic improvement simply because of a structured setting to complete their school work. 

At the end of the school year, our focus remains on the well-being, development, and growth of our club members. Daily summer programming includes field trips, swimming, and other fun group activities. Each week is dedicated to a theme to draw new interests for our club members while ensuring a fun and learning experience. We also introduce the children to civic-related services along with volunteer opportunities to familiarize them with the local community. 

The BGCGV is full of promise for so many children. It is a place where kids can have fun, experience joy, and learn about themselves and the larger world. By providing such services, we are directly impacting the safety and well-being of our local youth while simultaneously providing families with a sense of security for their children.

Our ability to serve the Gila Valley youth is possible thanks to the generosity of the community. Your donation to BGCGV through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit allows a dollar-for-dollar tax credit towards your state tax liability. We are grateful for your support and welcome any donation amount. Please visit for more details.