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Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County

Address for Donations by Check: 
103 Smokey Street Fort Collins, CO 80525
970-223-1709
jriedi@bgclarimer.org
Mission Statement: 

To provide an environment that helps young people reach their full potential.

Programs/Services: 

Thanks to our affiliation with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we have a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today's most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life.

The Arts

Performing arts and visual arts enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness.

Character & Leadership Development

We empower youth to support and influence their community, sustain meaningful relationships, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and other's cultural identities.

Education, Technology, & Career Development

We offer youth the opportunity to work on their homework each day after school, one-on-one tutoring, college and vocational preparation, and Junior Staff opportunities. Access to a state-of-the-art computer lab and Netsmartz Internet Safety lessons prepare kids for the 21st century.

Health & Life Skills

We want our Club members to develop the capacity to engage in positive behaviors. Programs include health & hygiene; bullying prevention; drug, tobacco, and alcohol prevention; teen pregnancy prevention; conflict and anger management; and peer mediation.

Sports, Fitness, & Recreation

These programs develop fitness, a positive sense of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment, and social and interpersonal skills.

Goals & Outcomes: 

Your support in meeting our goal of at least $30,000 will mean each child in Estes Park who needs a safe place to learn and grow during the summer will be able to join us for fun, engaging activities that focus on academics, character/leadership development, and healthy lifestyles. This past summer, we served 89 kids in our Estes Park summer program and we have a goal of serving 150 youth for summer 2015.

We're building incredible kids!

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, we provide an environment that helps young people reach their full potential. It is a positive mission that we meet head-on with life-changing programs and a caring, dedicated staff. We are there, every day, when kids are the least supervised and the most vulnerable – the after-school hours from 2:30 to 7:00 M-F, and all day during the summer and other school breaks.

At the Clubs, kids learn to work and play together. They are given structure and responsibility. They participate in activities and programs that are so much fun they often don’t know they are learning principles and ethics. Their attitudes change, they become more confident, develop character, and learn why it is important to get an education. They are motivated to avoid alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and early sexual experimentation.

In such an environment, kids can discover how to see beyond the walls of their current situation and realize they can succeed. They are becoming better people and better members of the community – our future citizens, our future labor force and our future leaders. They are learning to Be GREAT.

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