"A Queen Creek teen will represent the East Valley in a statewide competition that could ultimately lead to $140,000 in college scholarship money.
Camille Hartman was named Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley from nine local teens who were recognized by the club’s individual East Valley chapters for 'exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle.'"
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January 17, 2019: Mesa, AZ – Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) and Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) are offering government employees affected by the shutdown to free after school care for their children during the government shut down. All 24 branches are allowing children of government workers with proof of employment and a paid yearly membership the opportunity to receive free after school care without the weekly/monthly cost. Fees will be waived through the end of January and for the entire month of February.
Each club has its own unique programs, field trips, sports leagues and activities designed and conducted by our professionally trained staff. The East Valley and Metro Phoenix’s young people deserve nothing less than our constant focus on their safety and our firm commitment to protect every child who is entrusted to our care. Providing a great Club Experience means we meet youth where they are, and understand what they need to grow and succeed.
Marcia Mintz, CEO of Metro Phoenix Clubs and Connie Perez, CEO of East Valley Clubs, jointly state, “It is our pleasure to help the families in our community effected by the government shut down. We want the community to know Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to assisting in times of need. Parents should be confident their children have a safe place to go without worrying about cost.”
For Club locations and hours, please visit East Valley at clubzona.org and Metro Phoenix at bgcmp.org.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley would like to thank all of our donors and volunteers that helped make the holiday celebrations a great success for our Club Kids and Families. Your dedication and support to the youth and teens made a big difference in their lives this holiday season.
"Two Chandler-based youth robotics teams are gearing up for a state tournament after dazzling judges with their technological savvy and teamwork at a competition at Intel Corporation." Read more about this amazing story here.
Chandler Compadres branch hosted an eSports-- or video game-- tournament on Saturday, December 1st. Bravous eSports sponsored the event, and 200 children from Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley branches came to play, ranging in age from 8 to 18 years old. It was a fun event enjoyed by children and their families.
"Our mission as an organization is to enable success for all youth, especially those who need us most and we really are looking at that group of kids that spend so much time at home by themselves, playing video games," said Connie Perez, the CEO and president of the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley. Read more about this amazing event here.
Connie Perez on air with Marty Manning
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Connie Perez is the new CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley. This is a woman who LOVES her job, as you will see if you take a few minutes to listen to the interview that I did with Connie for our Valley Views public affairs program. You'll also find out how many vital needs the clubs serve for children in the East Valley, especially for families struggling to make ends meet. Connie also informed me that it is a club tradition to invite folks to share a Thanksgiving-style dinner at their neighborhood club, so I have included a list of the clubs and the dates of the dinners.
November 6, 2018: Mesa, AZ – Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley graciously received a gift commitment and investment of $50,000, 100% of which is dedicated directly to our youth and teens. $25,000 was presented at the 41st Annual Night of Champions Gala as The Sam & Laurice Hachem Foundation Challenge Match for the Champion-A-Kid portion of the evening. The foundation’s challenge was matched three times over, bringing the total to more than $100,000.
The remaining $25,000 has been designated to Great Futures for Kids Annual Giving Campaign for the Guadalupe Branch and serves as a Challenge Match for the Board of Directors. The Sam & Laurice Hachem Foundation’s total donation will serve over 300 children and teens who will receive access to Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley programs. The donation will help fund programs for children and teens in the East Valley such as, STEM, robotics and athletics.
Former Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu isn’t done giving back to the Arizona community despite signing with the Houston Texans in March. The sixth-year defensive back returned to Phoenix on Monday to open up his first Tech Zone at the East Valley Boys and Girls Club.
Tech Zones, according to the Tyrann Mathieu Foundation website, are “state-of-the-art ‘Tyrann-themed’ Technology Academic Centers (that) will provide financially disadvantaged students the tools they need to succeed.“