About Us

I just want you to know- (1) Helping kids dream big

Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley (BGCNV) is a private 501c3 non-profit organization formed in 1995 to provide comprehensive youth development services, activities and programs for youth in the northstate region. It is governed by a local board of volunteer directors, staffed by over 70 youth development professionals and supported by over 500 community volunteers.

BGCNV currently serves more than 2,000 youth and operates 10 sites, throughout Butte & Glenn Counties, where members, ages 6 to 18, can access a variety of quality services in Academics, Health & Wellness and Character and Leadership programs.  Our primary focus area is out of school time programs designed to provide comprehensive youth development services, activities and programs for youth in the northstate region.

Mission: To inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as responsible, productive and caring citizens.

Vision: All young people need: a safe place where they can learn and grow; caring adults who provide positive guidance; a wide variety of enriching life experiences; hope for a positive future; and opportunities to reach their dreams.

For over 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation have shared four unique characteristics that have proven successful in attracting youth from all backgrounds, and that enhance the club’s abilities to work in partnership with other organizations possessing similar goals and values.

  • Boys & Girls Clubs are designed solely for youth. They are physical places where youth feel they belong and where they develop a sense of ownership and pride.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs are dependable. They are open daily when kids need them.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs employ professional youth development staff. Highly trained youth professionals are equipped to address the many challenges faced by young people, provide long term mentoring and offer positive guidance to members and their families.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs are affordable and accessible so that all children are welcome and no child is ever turned away.

Every day young people from all walks of life come to the club to find friendship, get help with homework and participate in a wide variety of fun and enriching activities like cooking classes, computer programming, leadership, STEM, dance, mentoring, music, art and recreation. Learn more about our specific programs.

The cost of an annual membership is only $50 and young people whose families cannot afford to pay are eligible to apply for a scholarship. The true cost of annual services to youth is approximately $1,850 per member however, through the generosity of our community donors and funders, no child is ever turned away for economic reasons and we do not give up on our kids.

What Makes the Club Unique: The Boys & Girls Club has a unique combination of characteristics, programs and services that complement other youth and family social service organizations:

  • Open to ALL boys and girls;
  • Facility that is dedicated to youth only;
  • Open daily;
  • Low or no cost;
  • Paid youth development professional staff
  • Programs that are proven to work.

Proof we are worth investing in:

  • Grand Jury audited and recommended as a proven program
  • Platinum participant through GuideStar
  • Comply with the Office of State Assembly
  • Training site for Boys & Girls Clubs and other after school programs
  • Model program for youth development best practices

For more information about how we are a the forefront of youth development in after-school and teen services throughout Butte & Glenn Counties please check out our Annual Report and financials.

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