Boys and Girls Clubs

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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Boys and Girls Club High School Student Receives Youth of The Year Award

As Gabrielle gets ready to conquer her senior year in high school, she reflects on her time at the Club. Her time surrounded by Club kids reinforces her goal to study medicine in college so she can have a successful career in Pediatrics. Her proven leadership skills in school and at the Club are sure to help her achieve her …

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Judith Reflects on her Time at The Boys and Girls Club

Judith recently graduated from her journey as a Club Kid to an Activity Leader staff member, and will soon begin a new expedition at Paradise Valley Community College. A self-proclaimed nurturer, her experience in the Club helped to cultivate her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse—but she will always be a Club Kid at heart. Q. How long have you …

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