Boys and Girls Club Of Sierra Vista Inc

Overview

The Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista is an organization that offers the communities' youth a safe place to learn and grow - all while having fun. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys & girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence.

Mission

To inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

History

The Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista opened its doors in June 1996. The Club is affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. All Boys & Girls Clubs are autonomous from the national headquarters in regards to governance and funding.

Program

The Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista conducts over 20 nationally recognized programs annually. All programs are chosen from 5 core areas of youth development:
Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; Sports, Fitness, and Recreation.

Impact

The Club is unique from other youth serving organizations in town. The Club is facility based with a building located in a neighborhood used solely as a Boys & Girls Club. The Club employs trained adult professional staff that are dedicated to the mission. All employees are subject to ongoing background checking and training to ensure the highest quality of performance. The Club is open everyday of the week - when kids need a place to go the most. The Club is affordable. No child is turned away because of inability to pay registration or program fees. Dues are kept low to ensure all families can afford to join.

Goals 

To survive the financial crisis and economic down-turn and to continue to provide the highest quality service to the youth of our community.

CEO

Valerie Lancaster's work experience spans from serving as an intelligence analyst in the United States Army from 1975-1986, to working as a Government Contractor as a technical writer and Security Manager, to serving as the Arts & Humanities Manager for the City of Sierra Vista. She has been employed as the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista since 1987. Valerie possess a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona. She has lived in Sierra Vista since 1982, and has one daughter, Christina who is currently attending Cochise College.

Board

Jocelyn Lawley, President
Kathleen Bullock, President Elect
Helen Manring, Past-President
Kathy Orchekowsky, Board Development
John Kapranopoulos, Member
Monica Gardella, Member
Kristina Barney, Member
Midge Grishop, Member
Kim Fraileigh, Member

Countries 

United States

States 

Arizona

Contact 

PO BOX 688

SIERRA VISTA, AZ 85636-0688

Phone: (520) 515-1511

www.svkidsplace.com

EIN: 86-0801728


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