Get Ready! Stars 2017 is Coming!

Join us for “Today’s Kids, Tomorrow's Stars,” one of the Valley’s premier fundraising galas, at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Arizona Biltmore. This event features a fabulous evening of fine food, a spectacular live auction with world-class trips, unique experiences, and items you just won't find anywhere else. The evening culminates with one youth being named 2017 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. For sponsorships and tickets, go to

Say hello to our 2017 finalists for the BGCMP Youth of the Year. To learn more about them, visit our Facebook every Monday & Wednesday to see each of their profiles at

 TOP LEFT TO RIGHT: Celia Rodriguez, Osvin Serrano, Leonel Cano, Andrew Douglas, Thomas Denton II, Isaac Fort, Rngamba "Paul" Mbanza

BOTTOM LEFT TO RIGHT: Elizabeth Lambert, Vincent Lambardo, Precious Lujan, Latina Vergara, Antonia Gutierrez, Raquel Munguia


Community Impact Celebration

We had a successful turnout at our Community Impact Celebration last month. Several dignitaries and special guests joined us to celebrate the results of our Economic Impact Survey. In addition, our new CEO, Marcia Mintz, urged the attendees to Learn, Get Involved, Volunteer and Support BGCMP Financially. In fact, every $1 invested in BGCMP generates $18.22 in positive benefits to the community. To see the full report, click here.

Volunteer Named Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to one of our most committed volunteers, Michelle Dougherty, for being named Arizona’s Teacher of the Year for 2017 from the Arizona Educational Foundation! Michelle is a former BGCMP mentor for our Be Great: Graduate, a high school graduation intervention program, and has been a Valley of the Sun United Way literary coach at BGCMP sites for the past four years. Currently, she teaches at Osborn Elementary School and continues to be an exemplary volunteer at our Clubs. To read more about Michelle’s story, click here.

 Get Involved

Join us for a fun casino night in support of Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Hearts 4 Clubs Charity Casino Night, sponsored by Serendipit Consulting, will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Tempe. Tickets include casino chips, light bites and a chance to win great prizes. To purchase tickets or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here, or contact Emily Denes at 

Genuine Concepts

During the month of March, visit one or all of the Genuine Concepts venues in Metro Phoenix! Genuine Concepts is a family of locally owned and operated restaurants and taverns committed to creating the best possible guest experience. Participating locations listed below will be supporting  Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Be sure to stop in and find out how to help.

The Womack: 5749 N 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014

Ladera: 8729 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020

The McMillan: 2 Historic Rte. 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Linger Long Lounge: 6522 N 16th St. Ste. 6, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Cobra Arcade: 801 N 2nd St. #100, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Whole Foods Supports BGCMP

The Whole Foods locations below will be donating 5% of ALL sales to our organization on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Grab you grocery carts or a friend for a smoothie to support our Club kiddos!


2955 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85224

5102 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282

4701 N. 20th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

10810 N. Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028

7111 E. Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054


Sponsor Spotlight

Wells Fargo

A special thank you goes out to Wells Fargo for being one of our premier sponsors at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Wells Fargo has been a valuable community partner for years and continues to show tremendous dedication in serving our Club kids by stepping up as a major sponsor of Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars.

Wells Fargo is a diversified, community-based financial services company. The business provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. To learn more about Wells Fargo, click here.

Thank you, Wells Fargo, for supporting our mission to enable young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential!

Planned Giving

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*BGCMP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran or disability status. or 7-1-1 

**This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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