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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale names Robyn Julien as President & CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS) selected Robyn Julien, third-generation Arizona native and known local non-profit leader, to fill the position of President & CEO. Julien comes from the Arizona Burn Foundation where she served as their CEO. “It was top-of-mind for the organization to find someone who was locally-invested and respected,” said […]
Ribbon Cut for New Guenther/Curran Family Gymnasium and Hilton Family Teen Center
On Monday, June 4, members and families of the Thunderbirds Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS) gathered with community leaders and supporters to celebrate the opening of the new Guenther/Curran Family Gymnasium and the Hilton Family Teen Center. Marianne and Glenn Guenther, who funded the Guenther/Curran Family Gymnasium, and Steve and […]
Local female leaders make lasting connections with 100 Boys & Girls Clubs girls at inaugural event
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ (May 8, 2018) – Riley and Yaya were among the 100 Club girls paired with a local female leader for a night of fun, inspiration and mentorship as part of a Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale inaugural event called Girls Night Out. For these two Club kids it turned out to […]
Confidence. Mentorship. Real Relationships Not Made In Front of A Screen
Our kids are growing up attached to a digital screen. Statistics tell us that youth ages 5 – 16 spend on average 6.5 hours on or in front of screens each day. In a world with countless media outlets available to our kids, one thing still has not changed. There is still no comparison to […]
Wells Fargo gives $100,000 to Arizona Boys & Girls Clubs to help with operations during teacher walkout
Wells Fargo presented the Arizona Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs a check for $100,000 last Friday to help support Clubs around the state during the teacher walkout. “We are making good on our promise to the families and youth we serve: When school is out, we are in,” said Dr. Lisa Hurst, President & […]
Organizational Statement RE: Continued Teacher’s Strike
Dear BGCS Families, Supporters & Friends, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is aware that the Arizona Teachers Strike could continue into next Monday, April 30 and beyond. BGCS will continue to provide full-day services for our families during this time. All Branches across our organization will continue to remain OPEN from 7:00 a.m. […]
Organizational Statement RE: Arizona Teacher’s Strike
Dear BGCS Families, Supporters & Friends, We are aware of the potential Arizona Teachers Strike and the impact it might have on our families.  In an effort to uphold our mission to serve and assist our families, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale will OPEN our doors during an Arizona Teachers Strike. Each of […]
Dr. Lisa Hurst selected to join Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s regional leadership team
Dr. Lisa Hurst, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BCGS) has been named Vice President, Organizational Development Southeast Field Operations for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Hurst has served as President & CEO of BGCS since October 2015. “Lisa brought something very special and irreplaceable to Boys & Girls […]
State and Military Youth of the Years announced at the Arizona Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs annual breakfast event in Phoenix
Marena Sever and Dylan Bradley Voy were awarded state Youth of the Year honors at the annual Breakfast organized by the Arizona Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs and presented by Fiesta Bowl Charities on Tuesday, March 27 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Sever, from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, was named the […]
The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation awards $180,000 in educational scholarships to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Youth of the Year finalists
During Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s (BGCS) annual Celebrate Youth at Blue Door Ball gala, Bob and Renee Parsons surprised the audience by awarding educational scholarships to all eight Youth of the Year finalists. Youth of the Year is a national program run by Boys & Girls Clubs of America that honors leadership, […]
Eight local teens compete to earn Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s highest honor
On February 23 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS) will name their Youth of the Year at the 2018 Celebrate Youth at Blue Door Ball. Eight of the organization’s nine Clubs have a candidate in the running. The 2018 Youth of the Year finalists are— Winnie Chen, 18, […]
12 News Reporter Charly Edsitty to present as part of Boys & Girls Clubs teen SMART Girls program
Charly Edsitty, 12 News Reporter and accomplished Native American journalist, will meet with teen girls at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s Lehi Branch on Tuesday, Jan. 16 as part of the Club’s confidence-building SMART Girls program. The Lehi Branch is located within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Edsitty, a multi-media journalist, is […]