Boys & Girls Clubs of America Southwest Region

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Southwest Region Enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. For more than 150 years, Clubs have been helping kids reach their full potential.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Conn.: Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin and Elizabeth Hammersley. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. A cause was born. In 1906, several Boys Clubs decided to affiliate. The Federated Boys Clubs in Boston was formed with 53 member organizations – this marked the start of a nationwide Movement and our national organization. In 1931, the Boys Club Federation of America became Boys Clubs of America. In 1956, Boys Clubs of America celebrated its 50th anniversary and received a U.S. Congressional Charter. To recognize the fact that girls are a part of our cause, the national organization's name was changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1990. Accordingly, Congress amended and renewed our charter. 2006 marked the Centennial year of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as we celebrated 100 years of providing hope and opportunity to young people across the country.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Conn.: Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin and Elizabeth Hammersley. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. A cause was born. In 1906, several Boys Clubs decided to affiliate. The Federated Boys Clubs in Boston was formed with 53 member organizations – this marked the start of a nationwide Movement and our national organization. In 1931, the Boys Club Federation of America became Boys Clubs of America. In 1956, Boys Clubs of America celebrated its 50th anniversary and received a U.S. Congressional Charter. To recognize the fact that girls are a part of our cause, the national organization's name was changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1990. Accordingly, Congress amended and renewed our charter. 2006 marked the Centennial year of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as we celebrated 100 years of providing hope and opportunity to young people across the country.

Mission: MISSION: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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What’s better than celebrating your 20th anniversaryworking for your dream company?  Why, training yourteenage daughter ...
11/15/2013

What’s better than celebrating your 20th anniversary
working for your dream company? Why, training your
teenage daughter to follow in your footsteps of course.

That’s the big news in the Bates house and Boys & Girls
Club of Hood County.

Jeff Bates, our Hood County CEO, started with the
Clubs in 1993 in California. We were able to snag him
up in 2011. Samantha Bates, our Fine Arts Director at
Decker Gym, started with us this past summer. But, she
has been a Club member for many years. Boys & Girls
Club of San Marcos, California was her first Club
home. We are so lucky to have them both on our team.

Congratulations to Jeff on celebrating his 20th year with
the Clubs, and also for inspiring his daughter along with
MANY other youth to work in the Clubs.

Win $2,000: Enter the Kids Give Back ContestIf your Club hasn't entered the Kids Give Back contest, there's still time! ...
11/08/2013
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Win $2,000: Enter the Kids Give Back Contest

If your Club hasn't entered the Kids Give Back contest, there's still time! The winning Club will receive $2,000, and the second place Club will receive $500.

The Kids Give Back contest is a great opportunity to showcase how youth in your Club support your community.

To enter the contest, complete the registration form (at http://srv2.shoutlet.com/service/v2/canvas_wa/5242f43492f4885d13000014) and include:

• A photo that illustrates Club kids giving back to your community
• A 140-character (including spaces) or fewer photo caption
• A 1,000-character (including spaces) or fewer answer to the question "How do Club kids give back to your community?"

Submit your entries by 11:59 p.m. PT, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. The finalists will be posted on GreatFutures.org/Give, beginning the week of Nov. 25, through the holiday season. Clubs and the general public will be invited to vote for their favorite entry until 11:59 a.m. PT, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 (note: 2:59 p.m. ET). The winner will be notified on or before Monday, Dec. 16.

Prizes are courtesy of our partner and contest sponsor RetailMeNot (at http://www.retailmenot.com).

If you have any questions, email [email protected].

Share your stories and win some great prizes for your Club!

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Show the public how Clubs give back to the community! Submit a photo, photo caption and description of a community event that you've held. We will select up to 15 finalists for the public to vote on during the holidays. The winning Club will receive a grant and the runners-up will receive gift packs...

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10/14/2013

2013 Southwest Leadership Retreat

for management professionals

November 6-8, 2013

Arlington, TX

The Leadership Retreat starts at noon Wednesday, November 6 and ends noon Friday, November 8. Join 150 professionals in the most cost-effective training available.
Experience discussions with peers and others on topics of concern for you TODAY… as well as build your CAREER for TOMORROW.

Meet your Organizational Development Representative and other BGCA staff.

Participate in training elements of BGCA’s new Certificate Program for Managers.

Learn from highly competent trainers in subjects such as:

Ø Measurement Strategy Made Understandable

Ø Building the Best Team

Ø Advanced Leadership Responsibilities of the Management Pro

Ø Career Decisions for the Experienced Pro

Ø Understanding the Game

Ø Managing Human Resources

Ø Implementing High Yield Activities

Ø Training Your Staff

Ø Bring It-Management of Youth Athletic Leagues

… And much, much more!!

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10/10/2013

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Kameron J, Maryissie M, Savanah H and Jonathan F are participating in the build a city challenge

Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Club...s around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light u......p! The donate...d tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF ARLINGTON - ROQUEMORE BRANCHKameron J, Maryissie M, Savanah H and J...
10/10/2013

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF ARLINGTON - ROQUEMORE BRANCH
Kameron J, Maryissie M, Savanah H and Jonathan F are participating in the build a city challenge

Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Club...s around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light u......p! The donate...d tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF ARLINGTON - ROQUEMORE BRANCHBrandon H, Samuel M, Iran D and Isais M...
10/10/2013

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF ARLINGTON - ROQUEMORE BRANCH
Brandon H, Samuel M, Iran D and Isais M having fun during game time

Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Club...s around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light u......p! The donate...d tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF ARLINGTON - ROQUEMORE BRANCHBrandon H, Samuel M, Iran D and Isais M...
10/10/2013

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF ARLINGTON - ROQUEMORE BRANCH
Brandon H, Samuel M, Iran D and Isais M having fun during game time

Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Club...s around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light u......p! The donate...d tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF ARLINGTON - ROQUEMORE BRANCHBrandon H, Samuel M, Iran D and Isais M...
10/10/2013

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF ARLINGTON - ROQUEMORE BRANCH
Brandon H, Samuel M, Iran D and Isais M having fun during game time

Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Club...s around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light u......p! The donate...d tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF ARLINGTON - ROQUEMORE BRANCHBrandon H, Samuel M, Iran D and Isais M...
10/10/2013

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF ARLINGTON - ROQUEMORE BRANCH
Brandon H, Samuel M, Iran D and Isais M having fun during game time

Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light u......p! The donate...d tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs ...
10/10/2013

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES
Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light u......p! The donate...d tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

Six Year Old Andre M. competing in the Peg Challenge with Ashanti H.
10/10/2013

Six Year Old Andre M. competing in the Peg Challenge with Ashanti H.

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10/02/2013

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10/01/2013

Please type http://bidpal.net/bgcasw into your browser, to bid on some amazing auction items and support the Southwest Professional Development Scholarship Fund. All proceeds support scholarships for local Club professionals and board volunteers in the Southwest region to attend conferences and talent development training opportunities. Bid often and bid high! See the posting below for more information. Thank you for supporting talent development in the Southwest Region!

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Congratulations Kiana Knolland of Wichita, Kansas!Boys & Girls Clubs of America announces its 2013-2014 National Youth o...
09/18/2013

Congratulations Kiana Knolland of Wichita, Kansas!
Boys & Girls Clubs of America announces its 2013-2014 National Youth of the Year


Kiana Knolland
2013-2014 National Youth of the Year
"The Boys & Girls Club has been an integral part of my life. I am honored to represent an organization that has had such a tremendous impact on my character and well-being."

Kiana has overcome many obstacles to become the young woman she is today. Growing up in a single-parent home, her mother provided her with a great support system. But her mom's health problems also made life difficult.

Since joining the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas at age 5, Kiana has been an active participant. She is president of the Keystone Club, a teen leadership group dedicated to community service. As a junior staff member, she enjoys being a role model to younger children. And as a music lover, Kiana has been an enthusiastic participant in gospel choir, samba band, steel band, African band, as well as various dance activities.

Giving back to her community is also important to Kiana. A participant in the Pure & Simple Lifestyle project, she's spoken at local schools about abstinence. She also volunteers at the Kansas African American Museum, belongs to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, chairs the Government & Legislative Affairs Committee of the Mayor's Youth Council, and is a board member of Community Operations Recovery Empowerment, a local nonprofit.

A high school senior keenly focused on her future, Kiana interned last summer at Kansas' largest law firm. She plans to attend Howard University to pursue a career in the legal field.

Knolland's fellow 2013 Youth of the Year finalists were Jesse Friedman, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Oakland County, Royal Oak, Mich., Midwest Region; Yossymar Rojas, Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Pacific Region; Martaluz "Martha" Olang, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, Conn., Northeast Region; Meeri Shin, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Tenn., Southeast Region; and Military Youth of the Year RaShaan Allen, Devers Youth Center, Fort Knox, Ky.

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs ...
09/03/2013

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES
Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light u...p! The donate...d tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs ...
09/03/2013

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES
Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light u...p! The donate...d tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs ...
09/03/2013

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES
Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light u...p! The donate...d tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs ...
09/03/2013

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES
Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light u...p! The donate...d tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs ...
09/03/2013

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES
Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light up! The donate...d tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs ...
09/03/2013

MORE FUN WITH LASER PEG TABLES
Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light up! The donate...d tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Boys & Girls Club Midwest/Southwest Leadership Conference in St. Louis Octobe...
08/19/2013

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Boys & Girls Club Midwest/Southwest Leadership Conference in St. Louis October 1 – 4, 2013. St. Louis is a great place to be during the fall. With great attractions, sporting events, dining and shopping, you won’t run out of things to do after your daily conference sessions are over.

The conference takes place at the Hilton at the Ballpark hotel which is just steps from Busch Stadium where hopefully, the Cardinals will be making a post-season run! Three Sixty Rooftop bar, located at the hotel, was recently named one of the top 10 new rooftop bars in the world by Frommer’s. Make sure you head up to check out the dazzling views of downtown St. Louis, Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch. These are just a few things to get you started exploring everything St. Louis has to offer!

Better hurry, registration ends on September 4! Register now!

See you in St. Louis!

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LASER PEG TABLES Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the cou...
08/14/2013

LASER PEG TABLES
Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light up! The donated tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

LASER PEG TABLES Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the cou...
08/14/2013

LASER PEG TABLES
Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light up! The donated tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

LASER PEG TABLES Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the cou...
08/14/2013

LASER PEG TABLES
Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light up! The donated tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

LASER PEG TABLESLaser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the coun...
08/14/2013

LASER PEG TABLES
Laser Pegs, an up-and-coming toy company, donated laser peg tables to Boys & Girls Clubs around the country. Laser Pegs offers unique, educational building toys and construction sets for children that light up! The donated tables come with pegs as well, and are valued at more than $500 each. Some of our Clubs have sent in pictures of the kids while having a fun time playing (and unbeknownst to them, learning) with the Laser Peg Tables.

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