Our Message – Mark Barrett, President and Rashell Brobst, CEO

Dear Friends,

For the past 22 years the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley has become the beacon of hope for young people and is dedicated to supporting and strengthening our families and communities. We have been successfully accomplishing our mission with significant outcomes so much so that our programs and services positively impacted over 2,088 youth last year.

It is important for you to know that EVERY MINUTE of EVERY DAY your donations actively work to reduce challenges that our local kids face such as food insecurity, obesity, violence, truancy and summer learning loss. Your support gives them hope and a consistent safe place to rely on. Your continued support is needed now more than ever because right now within our region we have a public health crisis with more individuals experiencing adverse childhood experiences than anywhere in the State. This means that in our communities our children are exposed to more child abuse, neglect, poverty, toxic stress, family alcohol or drug abuse and incarceration more than in any other area. These experiences can have a negative, long-term impact on their health and well-being.

The answer to this crisis is giving our children the skills and support to be resilient. Resilience is strengthened by having safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments within and outside their families that will help children reach their full potential. This is what we do for local kids at the Boys & Girls Club because of you.

As we face these significant challenges in addition to minimum wage increases, rising costs and reduction of state and federal grants we know we can count on you to help us continue to accomplish our mission. On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and Club members, THANK YOU! Because of you, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley is able to continue to save and change local kids’ lives.

Sincerely,

Mark & Rashel

P.S. Please come by and have our youth give you a tour to see the magic that happens every day at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley!