What people are saying about Boys & Girls Club del Norte:
Boys & Girls Club del Norte has been a treasure to our son. He is
more sociable, learns quickly and is more independent. Great program! I
will have him join year after year." ~V.Martinez, Chimayó, NM
OUR MISSION: *Our New Video Done by Youth Media Project with our Chimayó Site
empower and enable the young people of our communities to develop the
skills and self-esteem necessary to become productive, responsible and
*NEW PSA, Directed by Ron Howard
(just some of the famous club alumni who's lives were transformed by their Boys & Girls Clubs:
Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Mario Lopez, Magic Johnson, Martin Sheen,
Cuba Gooding Jr., Shaq, Ashanti, Kerry Washington, Ne-Yo, General Wesley
Clark, Courtney B. Vance, Sugar Ray Leonard, John Paul DeJoria, Smokey
Robinson, Edward James Olmos,
Howard Schultz, Bill Cosby, Michael Jordan, Brad Pitt, President Clinton, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Neil Diamond.
Boys & Girls Club del Norte (formerly Chimayó Valley Boys and Girls
Club) was founded in 2000 by citizens concerned about drug abuse and
crime prevention. One approach is to intervene before the problems
arise, by emphasizing education and self-respect in the elementary
Our goal is to prepare children, ages 6-13, for the social pressures they will face in their teen years and beyond.
In 2006 we added a second club in Abiquiu.
on the grounds of Chimayó and Abiquiu Elementary Schools, we serve our
communities with an after-school program which is open until 6:00 P.M.
every school day.
offer a safe haven for vulnerable children, where they can get help
with their schoolwork and recreate in a cooperative and supervised
the summer, we offer a six-week program from 8:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.,
Monday through Friday, which emphasizes education, arts, crafts, games
and field trips that are educational as well as recreational.
& Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with several
women in Hartford, Connecticut. Believing that boys who roamed the
streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first
Club. A cause was born. In 1906, several Boys Clubs decided to
affiliate. The Federated Boys Clubs in Boston was formed with 53 member
organizations, marking the start of a nationwide movement.
In 1931, the Boys Club Federation of America became Boys Clubs of America.
recognize the fact that girls have long been a part of our cause, the
national organization's name was officially changed to Boys & Girls
Clubs of America in 1990.
& Girls Clubs of America marked its centennial year in 2006,
celebrating 100 years of providing hope and opportunity to young people
across the country.
BGCA's national website
2007, Boys & Girls Clubs of America introduced “Impact 2012,” an
effort to reach deeper into the lives of those we serve, impacting
them in a lasting, comprehensive way. The campaign revolves around
three core impact areas: academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good
character and citizenship.
Our board represents the greater Chimayó and Abiquiú communities. It serves
as the governing body for the organization, offering guidance in policy
adoption, finance, legal and insurance, building and property, human
resources, marketing, operating fundraising, and capital
fundraising. Our board
is essential to our success. The leadership and support provided by
these individuals enable us to fulfill our mission each year.
you would be interested in serving on our board, please contact
email@example.com or call us at 505-351-1515. We are especially
in need of board members who can provide financial & legal
may walk through our doors for the fun we offer, but we do far more
than entertain these youngsters. Our nationally recognized programs and
activities impact children in three essential ways:
- Academic success—Improving grades, reducing high school drop-out rates, and teaching kids to see themselves as learners.
character and citizenship—Encouraging community service, reducing
juvenile crime rates, and instilling an attitude of engagement.
- Healthy lifestyles—Teaching healthy behaviors, reducing drug use and childhood obesity, and fostering a positive self-image.
Power Hour, Project Learn, Triple Play, Healthy Habits, Club Tech to
the Art Zone our Clubs offer a wide range of opportunities for
Once a Boys & Girls Club kid—always a Boys & Girls Club kid!
you’re a former Boys & Girls Club member, you’re in good
company…Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Mario Lopez, Magic Johnson,
Martin Sheen, Cuba Gooding Jr., Shaq, Ashanti, Kerry Washington, Ne-Yo,
General Wesley Clark, Courtney B. Vance, Sugar Ray Leonard, John Paul
DeJoria, Smokey Robinson, Edward James Olmos,
Schultz, Bill Cosby, Michael Jordan, Brad Pitt, President Clinton,
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Neil Diamond are among the ranks of Club
alumni that credit the Club with helping to shape their lives. We’d love
to hear your stories from the Club.
Please contact us at 505-351-1515 or firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you’re a former Club kid.
Enjoy this PSA from Denzel Washington on how his mentor from the BGCA touched his life.