OUR MISSION

To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

 

ABOUT

While several counties in Colorado are expected to see their child population fall, Weld County’s population of people under the age of 18 is expected to double between 2017 and 2050.[1]  Yet, even as it stands today, 1 in 6 kids across Colorado are alone or unsupervised every day after school. Law enforcement leaders indicate that the hours from 2:00pm to 6:00pm are the peak times for juvenile crime.[2] Furthermore, children living in communities of concentrated poverty face additional challenges including inequitable access to safe spaces for outdoor play, grocery stores with fresh produce, quality of education, and other opportunities that support positive youth development and build character.  That’s where Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County steps in.

 

Recognized as one of northern Colorado’s premier private nonprofits, Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County (BGCWC) has been serving youth ages 6 through 18 since 1964.  A charter organization of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, BGCWC’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. We offer comprehensive youth development programs both after school and during the summer in seven different Clubhouse locations across Greeley, Milliken/Johnstown, Fort Lupton, and Eaton/Galeton. During the school year, BGCWC offer a variety of activities and programs each weekday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Clubs also operate a ten-week summer program from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Costs for youth to participate is minimal—$10 for the school year and $20 for summer. We also provide transportation from schools to the Clubs at little or no cost to members. We are committed to helping an underserved and often overlooked population achieve an overall higher quality of life by offering them a safe, positive and fun environment where they are supported by their peers and our staff; where they are given opportunities and held to expectations; and where they are recognized for their achievements and improvements.

[1] Kids Count in Colorado! 2019, https://www.coloradokids.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-KidsCount-9-4-19-Low-Res.pdf

[2] This is Afterschool in Colorado, http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/documents/CO-afterschool-facts.pdf

1962

Founded

Boys Club of Greeley

1964

Charter & Clubhouse

Charter from Boys Clubs of America and opens our first location in an old tire shop

1967

Move

Tire shop burned down, moved to the State Armory building

1971

Plans

Plans to build a larger Clubhouse in Greeley began

1974

Clubhouse

John Painter Unit construction finalized, opens for over 150 boys per day

1985

Name Change

Following the national organization, Boys Clubs of Greeley becomes Boys & Girls Clubs of Greeley

1998

Clubhouse

Jerry Pawl Unit opens for over 150 youth per day

2000

Name Change

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greeley becomes Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County

2001

Plans

Concerned residents & community officials petitioned to start a Club in Milliken

2004

Clubhouse

Galeton Unit opens out of Galeton Elementary through a grant

2005

Clubhouse

Two Rivers Unit opens out of Milliken Elementary after community members built & sold a house to raise funds

2011

Name Change

Two Rivers Unit is renamed Art Barker in memory of a former Board member

2011

Plans

Renovations on the Painter Unit begin

2012

Name Change

John Painter Unit becomes the newly renovated Monfort Youth Development Center

2014

Clubhouse

Fort Lupton Clubhouse opens out of Twombly Elementary through strong local support 

2016

Clubhouse

Madison Clubhouse opens out of Madison Elementary through a generous anonymous donor

2016

Plans & Clubhouse

The Pawl Clubhouse has its industrial garage converted to our first Teen Center

2017

Clubhouse

Salida Del Sol Clubhouse opens out of Salida Del Sol Academy

2017

Move & Name Change

Art Barker moves to Thompson River, Parks & Recreation and becomes the Art & Martie Barker Clubhouse

2019

Merge

Salida Del Sol Clubhouse merges with our Pawl Clubhouse down the street (youth are walked by a staff)

FINANCIALS

2018 Form 990
2019 Form 990

For More Information Please Contact:

Heather Henry

VP of Finance

(970) 353 - 1278 ext. 100