About Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
The Club is open to any youth age 6-18. Membership to the Club is an affordable $20 annually. Additional site fees do apply for before & after school programming and for the full-day school break programs including WCSD summer, fall, winter and spring break. Please click here for membership information or contact the membership office at (775) 331-KIDS (5437).
No child is ever turned away due to the inability to pay. Financial assistance is available.
We are committed to creating healthy children, in body and mind, with a sense of competence, usefulness, responsibility, belonging and influence through diverse programs and community involvement. Since our founding in 1976, the Club has grown from a single site serving a few dozen youth to 24 sites around northern Nevada serving more than 13,500+ youth each year.
Our Club boasts nearly 130 different programs, events and activities to meet the diverse needs and interests of our members. These programs fall under five core areas: Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; the Arts; and Sports, Fitness & Recreation. In an effort to keep our services as affordable as possible, Club membership costs just $20 per year, even though we invest more than $2,500 annually into each of our members.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
The Boys & Girls Club’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Club provides:
- A safe place to learn and grow…
- Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals…
- Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences…
- Hope and opportunity.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with several women in Hartford, Conn. 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 – this marked the start of a nationwide Movement.
In 1931, the Boys Club Federation of America became Boys Clubs of America.
In 1956, Boys Clubs of America celebrated its 50th anniversary and received a U.S. Congressional Charter.
To recognize the fact that girls are a part of our cause, the national organization’s name was changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1990. Accordingly, Congress amended and renewed our charter.
2006 marked the Centennial year of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as we celebrated 100 years of providing hope and opportunity to young people across the country.