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Summer Camp Schedule Announced for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has announced their 2013 summer camp schedule. The local non-profit organization offers quality summer programs in a positive, safe, supervised environment.

Children must be at least six years old and registered for first grade, unless noted. Each child is placed in age appropriate groups and takes part in a variety of fun and educational programs, including: arts & crafts, games room, computer training, social recreation, and various learning opportunities. In addition, children can participate in special events like carnivals, talent shows, dances, picnics, and ice cream socials. Field trips are also available to local attractions like swimming pools, museums, bowling alleys and movie theaters.

Depending on location, children must bring a sack lunch. Space is limited and is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. For registration forms and details, please contact the branch directly or visit their website.

Scottsdale

Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch: 2311 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Phone: 480-947-6331, barkerbranch.bgcs.org

Camp Dates: May 28 – August 2

Camp Times: 7:30 am – 6 pm, Mon-Fri

Prices: $80 per week (participants must have a membership which is $25 for one year)

Age/Grade: Children must be six years old and completed kindergarten. Free breakfast and lunch program daily.

Rose Lane Branch: 8250 E. Rose Ln., Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Phone: 480-948-8020, roselanebranch.bgcs.org

Camp Dates: May 28 – August 2

Camp Times: 7:30 am – 6 pm, Mon-Fri

Prices: $80 per week (participants must have a membership which is $25 for one year). Additional field trip costs can range from $8-20.

Age/Grade: Children must be at least five years old and registered for kindergarten. Free breakfast and lunch program daily.

Virginia G. Piper Branch: 10515 E. Lakeview Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Phone: 480-860-1601, piperbranch.bgcs.org

Camp Dates: May 28 – August 2

Camp Times: 7:00 am – 6:30 pm, Mon-Fri

Prices: $100 per week which includes one field trip (participants must have a membership which is $25 for one year) $90 for each additional child

Age/Grade: Children must be at least five years old and registered for kindergarten.

The Thunderbirds Branch: 20199 N. 78th Pl., Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone: 480-538-9547, thunderbirdsbranch.bgcs.org

Camp Dates: May 28 – August 2

Camp Times: 7:00 am – 6:30 pm, Mon-Fri

Prices: $110 per week which includes one field trip (participants must have a membership which is $25 for one year)

Age/Grade: Children must be six years old and completed kindergarten.

Paiute Neighborhood Center (Outreach Site): 6535 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone: 480-344-5590, outreachservices.bgcs.org

Camp Dates: June 4 – July 27

Camp Times: 12:00 – 5 pm, Mon-Fri

Prices: $20 for first child/$15 for the additional children

Phoenix

Vestar Branch: 3975 E. Lockwood Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85050

Phone: 480-585-0170, vestarbranch.bgcs.org

Camp Dates: May 28 – August 2

Camp Times: 7:00 am – 6:30 pm, Mon-Fri

Prices: $110 per week which includes one field trip (participants must have a membership which is $25 for one year)

Age/Grade: Children must be six years old and completed kindergarten.

Fountain Hills

Mary Ellen & Robert McKee Branch: 14605 N. Del Cambre Ave., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Phone: 480-344-5400, mckeebranch.bgcs.org

Camp Dates: May 29 – August 2

Camp Times: 7:30 am – 6 pm, Mon-Fri

Prices: $100 per week which includes one field trip (participants must have a membership which is $25 per year)

Age/Grade: Children must be five years old and registered for kindergarten.

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Lehi Branch: 1231 E. Oak St., Mesa, AZ 85203

Phone: 480-850-4453, lehibranch.bgcs.org

Camp Dates: May 28 – August 2

Camp Times: 7:00 am – 6 pm, Mon-Fri

Prices: Per week is $60 (first child); $50 (additional children). Per session $240 (first child); $220 (additional children). Participants must have a membership which is $15 per year.

Age/Grade: Children must be at least six years old and completed kindergarten.

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Scottsdale Leadership Expands Partnerships, Creates Legacy Model for Other Nonprofits

Scottsdale Leadership partnered with Valley experts last Saturday to host a one-day workshop featuring topics that directly impact the youth at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale. Because of the initial success of the one-day workshop, organizers are using their diverse experience to create a legacy model to help encourage other nonprofits.

IMG_6744Professionals with an inspiring story that resonates with children were recruited by Scottsdale Leadership’s Class 27 for their “Life in a Box” workshop. The workshop empowered youth at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale with real-life skills they will need as they enter adulthood. Topics included financial literacy, self-defense, social media skills, interview skills and healthy eating habits.

The first “Life in a Box” workshop was headlined by keynote speaker Andrew Walter, former NFL quarterback for the Oakland Raiders and Arizona State University star athlete.

Scottsdale Leadership also partnered with other Scottsdale leaders – Founders of Why Teens Fail, Goodwill of Central Arizona, Scottsdale Healthcare and City of Scottsdale Teen Employment Program – to guide the Valley’s youth as efficiently and effectively as possible.

IMG_6784“We were thrilled with the attendance and engaged participation from the youth of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale,” stated Mike Binder of Scottsdale Leadership Class 27. “Our ‘Life in a Box’ workshop fills the gaps in specific skills sets for young adults who may not receive this instruction at home or in school. By bringing in a role model like Andrew Walter, who is committed to giving back to young people, workshops like this can make a monumental difference in a teenager’s life. It is our goal to provide a program that will also inspire other nonprofits to expand their outreach to teens in need.”

“Life in a Box” is one example of the many inspirational endeavors that Scottsdale Leadership’s Class 27 has established and fostered. Consisting of up-and-coming leaders, Scottsdale Leadership’s goal is to create legacy models for similar workshops and other initiatives for additional non-profits.

For more information about the difference Scottsdale Leadership is making for Valley youth and other nonprofits, visit scottsdaleleadership.org.

Boys and Girls Club Youths of the Year

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER SCOTTSDALE HONORS NINE "YOUTHS OF THE YEAR"

By Rick Baker

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale will honor its 2013 Youth of the Year branch winners at its annual Celebrate Youth Gala & Auction on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Talking Stick Resort.

Presented by Tiffany & Bosco and Great American Title, the annual gala includes a dinner, silent and live auctions, paddle raiser, and live entertainment by Club members.

The highlight of the evening will be hearing each of the nine branch’s Youth of the Year honoree give inspiring speeches, followed by one of the teens being named the 2013 Overall Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Youth of the Year – the highest honor given to a member of the organization.

Each year, all of the greater-Scottsdale Clubs have the honor of taking their teens served through the Youth of the Year nomination program, with one overall teen being honored as their branch’s Youth of the Year.

This year’s branch-by-branch honorees are:

Ariana Alvez, senior at Desert Mountain High School and member of the Virginia G. Piper Branch, located in Scottsdale

Jessica DuBois, junior at Coronado High School and member of the Hartley & Ruth Baker Branch, located in Scottsdale

Samantha Elder, sophomore at Fountain Hills High School and member of the Mary Ellen & Robert McKee Branch, located in Fountain Hills

Amari Gonzales, junior at Westwood High School and member of the Lehi Branch, located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Dani Haboush, sophomore at Cactus Shadows High School and member of the Vestar Branch, located in Desert Ridge

Alexa Jenouri, junior at Cactus Shadows High School and member of the Thunderbirds Branch, located in Scottsdale

Marissa Masters, junior at Saguaro High School and member of the Rose Lane Branch, located in Scottsdale

Kristofferson Walker, junior at Seligman High School and member of the Hualapai Branch, located in Peach Springs

Lane Yazzie, freshman at Salt River High School and member of the Red Mountain Branch, located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

What They Earn

The 2013 Youth of the Year winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship from General Dynamics C4 Systems, a laptop from NPCE Technology Solutions and a Young Leadership Training scholarship from U & Improved. Each of the eight runners-up will receive a $1,000 scholarship from General Dynamics C4 Systems and Google tablets from NPCE Technology Solutions.

Who Helps Make it Possible

Title sponsors are Tiffany & Bosco and Great American Title, and other major sponsors include General Dynamics C4 Systems, Republic Services, Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona.

The 2013 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Youth of the Year will continue on to the state-level competition with other organizations from across Arizona. The state finalist will be announced during the Arizona State Youth of the Year Legislative Breakfast to be held on April 3, 2013, at U.S. Airways Center.

The winner of the state competition advances to the Pacific Region Youth of the Year competition held later this year, with the opportunity to continue to the national event.

Come Join Us!

Tickets for Celebrate Youth Gala & Auction start at $125 per person. Tables and event sponsorships are still available. For more information or to see our 2013 sponsors please visit www.celebrateyouthgala.org or call 480-344-5682.

About Rick Baker

Rick Baker is Chairman of the Board at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. He has been involved with the organization since 2001 and is currently working with the team on “Angels for Kids, Mentors for Life,” the annual giving campaign for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Mentoring helps youth in their personal and educational development as well as prepares them to be productive future citizens. For more information, please visit www.bgcs.org.