The Boys & Girls Clubs of Elko was founded in 1999 and serves Elko County with locations in Elko, Wells, and Spring Creek. Our Clubs offer before and after school programs, full-day summer camp, youth development services, youth sports, and special events. The Boys & Girls Club provides a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. The mission and core beliefs of Boys & Girls Clubs fuel our commitment to promoting safe, positive and inclusive environments for all. Our Boys & Girls Clubs supports all youth and teens – of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion – in reaching their full potential.
The mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Elko is to enable all young people, especially those who needs us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
For more than a century, Clubs have helped put young people on the path to great futures. Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly 4 million young people, through membership and community outreach, in some 4,000 Club facilities throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide.
The Boys & Girls Club Movement includes more than 1,140 independent organizations and the national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Through our Atlanta headquarters, regional service centers and a Government Relations office in Washington, D.C., BGCA provides assistance and support to Clubs in youth program development, resource development, marketing and communications, and more. Independent Boys & Girls Club organizations, which are governed locally, serve youth and communities in more than 4,000 Club locations. In 2012, Boys & Girls Club youth development programs, training and services impacted nearly 4 million children and teens. Child safety is our No. 1 priority; BGCA provides a 24-hour hotline, training and the latest resources to help Clubs be safe places for our nation's youth.
4,074 chartered Club facilities, including approximately:
1,400 in schools
400 BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide
300 in public housing
200 Native American lands
5% are 5 years old and under
46% are 6-10 years old
20% are 11-12 years old
19% are 13-15 years old
10% are 16 and older
55% are male
45% are female
Caucasian – 31%
African-American – 29%
Hispanic/Latino – 23%
Multi-racial – 5%
Asian-American – 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native – 3%
To learn more, visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America website.