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.
Lisa Ellis–East Valley
Colltey Sheldon–East Valley
Cassidy Campana–Metro Phoenix
About Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley
For over 55 years Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) has served annually more than 35,000 youth and teens with educational, fun and healthy programs and opportunities at our 11 branches in Chandler, Tempe, Queen Creek, Mesa, Guadalupe, Gilbert, Laveen, Sacaton and the Mesa Arts Academy. BGCEV offers Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, STEM, Sports, Fitness and Recreation programs for youth and teens ages 5-18. The three priority outcomes are: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. To learn more about BGCEV, please visit our website at clubzona.org or call 480.820.3688.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix offers affordable after-school and summer programs for 27,000+ young people in grades K-12. At thirteen clubs in Phoenix and the West Valley, BGCMP provides award-winning programs designed to change the lives of young people in four key areas: Fun with a Purpose; Academic Success; Be Great, Do Good; and Healthy Choices. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix empowers young people to reach their full potential as productive,