Boys and Girls Clubs

Vanessa Receives Inaugural Renee LaBelle Parsons Girls Leadership Award

Vanessa’s very first day at the Club she wanted to find ways to get involved in her community. She immediately joined the Leaders In Training (LIT) Program. Her experience at the Club and recently receiving the first ever Renee LaBelle Parsons Girls Leadership Award has given her the confidence and skills to pursue her dreams. Q. You were chosen as …

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Rugamba Named Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Finalist

There are many words to describe Rugamba, but one sticks out the most — grateful. Rugamba genuinely appreciates all the opportunities the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) has provided for him. Most importantly, he recognizes the Club has shaped who he is today and allowed him to form some great relationships with mentors and friends. He is …

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Boys and Girls Club Member, Andrew, Chosen Youth of The Year

You wouldn’t know Andrew was once a very shy person if you’ve had the pleasure of seeing him sing in front of large audiences. His experience at the Club and as Youth of the Year finalist has helped him grow confidence and come out of his shell. Q. How long have you been going to the Spencer D. & Mary …

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Mikayla Succeeds with the Help of Spencer D. Mary Jane Stewart Branch

Mikayla has been attending the Spencer D. Mary Jane Stewart Branch for eight years and uses the Club as a strong support system. Whether it’s getting help with homework, finding encouragement when she needs it most, or planning ahead for her future, Mikayla credits the Club with always having her back. Q. How long have you been attending the Spencer …

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Salima Succeeds With The Help of Two Boys & Girls Club Branches

Unlike most Club kids, Salima Smith has had the unique experience of being a member of two different branches within Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP). Although she was nervous about the transition, her experience has been just as positive at both branches. With guidance from the Club staff, Salima is focused and determined to finish her high …

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Anthony Succeeds with the Help of The Boys and Girls Club

Anthony Moreno has been going to the Boys & Girls Club for as long as he can remember. Without it, he doesn’t know who he would be. But he does know that he is more social, smarter and well-balanced because of his time at the Club. He has big plans for the future but for now, he will be patient …

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Alfonso Talks About His Successes with Boys and Girls Club

Going on his eighth year attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, Alfonso knows exactly where he’s headed. He has a strong appreciation for the college resources provided by the Teen Center, as well as the connections he’s made in his time there. Soon, he will be headed to college—something he never imagined until he joined the Boys …

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Rasean Succeeds With The Help of Boys and Girls Club

Rasean has only been attending the Tolleson Boys & Girls Club Teen Center for a year, but has quickly learned the key to making the most of his Club experience. When opportunity presents itself, Rasean is the first in line. Quickly overcoming his shyness, Rasean’s positive attitude and determination put him front and center of Club activities. Q. How long …

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2016 Youth of The Year Abbass Talks Boys & Girls Club

Abbass may have become a Club kid at five-years-old, but there is no denying he is now grown up and leading the next generation of Club kids. Thanks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, Abbass has a strong foundation of academic success. His hard work and dedication to the community are leading him to a successful career …

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Boys and Girls Club Member Ariana is Named Youth of The Year

Wise beyond her years, Ariana knows the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix helped shape exactly who she is today. At the end of the year, she’ll be graduating high school and moving on to study education in college. For now, she plans to enjoy her senior year by participating in her favorite activity – Keystone Club. Whether it’s …

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