Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region (Colorado Springs, CO)

Name

  • Name:Brooke Girlando
  • Title:Development Manager

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region
  • Address:102 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
    Suite 500
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:7195707077
  • Main fax:7195707079

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General

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

  • Overview:
  • Membership is both culturally and ethnically diverse here at the Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region. We are proud to say that our membership consists of 22 percent Hispanic, 18 percent African-American, 39 percent Caucasian, 8 percent multi-racial and 13 percent “other.” We are almost evenly divided between males (52 percent) and females (48 percent).
    Economically, 80 percent of our members live at or below poverty level, and 43 percent live in single parent households. Our teens attend high school in the two districts with the lowest graduation rates in the city: Colorado Springs District 11, with a 67-percent graduation rate, and Harrison District 2 at 74 percent. Our sites serve over 3,100 youth annually.
    Clubs provide facilities and programs designed specifically to meet the needs of youth at each and every one of our sites. Diverse activities engage youth in core programs that encourage positive interaction with adults, peers and family members, enabling them to reach their full potential. Programs are based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs, the interests of girls and boys, and recognized developmental principles.
    Clubs offer programs that are age-appropriate, gender-inclusive, gender-specific and developmentally sound in five program areas:
    Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.

  • History:
  • The Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region has a rich history. The first Boys Club of America began in 1860, when several women in Hartford, Connecticut organized the club as an alternative to boys roaming the streets. This idea flourished with the founding of the Ernest Whitney Boys Club in 1888, which became the oldest Boys Club west of the Mississippi River and the eighth oldest Club in the world. The Club grew, and was formally chartered in 1896. Interestingly, at the time, the mission of the Club was "to care for and promote the moral, mental, and physical well-being of boys in and around Colorado Springs - and to remove them from temptation and demoralizing influences." On October 10, 1907, the original Boys Club building opened. In 1987, the Boys Club of Colorado Springs became the first Boys Club in Colorado to become chartered as the Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region with a new mission: “To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.”

    In 2006, we began a partnership with the Department of Defense-Army by opening five new Boys & Girls Clubs as licensed before- and after-school childcare sites. These sites provide military families with off-installation discounts for high-quality childcare and staff who are equipped to help children in need. Today we have two traditional clubs, five childcare sites and eight feeder sites, totaling 15 Boys & Girls Club sites in the Pikes Peak Region.

  • Year established:1888
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:12
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:35

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
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