About Us

OUR MISSION
To enable all young people, especially those who
need us most, to reach their full potential as 
productive, caring, responsible citizens.
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About Us

Since 1972, Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County’s proven youth development strategy has been the solution for children and teens in need. The Club’s afterschool and summer programs fulfill an unquestionable need: keeping local youth productively occupied, out of trouble, and in a positive learning environment.  

The Club is uniquely positioned to make a positive impact on the lives of young people in Pueblo County because our Clubhouses are...

1. Located where kids need us most.
Clubhouses are intentionally located in areas high in poverty and crime, with limited opportunities for young people.
 
2. Open when kids need us most.
Every day after school, thousands of local children go home to empty houses.  We know the hours after school, until parents arrive home, is the peak time for juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and sex.  Kids who are home alone also have more accidents and injuries, behavior problems, and low academic achievement. 

But when kids participate in after school programs, like Boys & Girls Clubs, they are less likely to skip class, use drugs, smoke, drink alcohol, or engage in sexual activity. That's why the Club is open every day after school until 7:00 p.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during school breaks.
 
3. Affordable for the kids who need us most.
More than 7 out of 10 of Club members live at or below the poverty level; the Club offers their families year-round afterschool and summer programming for an annual registration fee of only $22.
 
4. Focused on providing what kids need and want most.
The Club offers a safe environment where young people can have fun and be themselves; interesting, constructive activities that channel their youthful energy in challenging pursuits; and adults who respect and listen to them.
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