The mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson is to provide young people in our community, especially those who need us most, with a clear path to reach their full potential and pursue their dreams.
Our vision is to provide a world class Club experience, assuring that success is within reach for every young person who walks through our doors, with Club members on track to graduate high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship and living healthy lifestyles.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson has been in the forefront of youth development in Tucson for over 50 years. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson currently provides affordable alternatives and after-school programming to over 9,000 youth across Tucson and serves over 4,500 active Club members each year at our six Clubhouse locations throughout Tucson. Our programs are offered year-round and are safe, fun and affordable for all youth.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America administers an evaluation called Standards of Organizational Effectiveness to clubs every three years. At our last review, we received a score of 95 out of 100, placing us in the top 5% of Boys & Girls Clubs in the Pacific Region. We credit our active, committed volunteers for our success. We have over 50 Board of Directors who oversee the operations of the organization as well as over 100 Associate Board Members. These individuals raise over 40% of our annual operating budget through special events and individual, corporate and foundation fundraising. Because of our active volunteer base, we are able to return 81 cents on every dollar raised directly back to our clubhouse programs.