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Since it's opening in 1999, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gila Valley has strived to contribute to youth development in the Graham County area. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gila Valley currently serves more than 200 youths at its clubhouse located at 805 S. Seventh Ave. in Safford. Our programs are offered year-round and are safe, fun and affordable for all youth.

The Boys & Girls Club of The Gila Valley provides a safe location where children and young adults can grow, learn and achieve a sense of compassion. We are involved in our community and support the functions of the various cities that we serve. Community Service is embraced and encouraged, with our Members averaging over 200 hours in one year. We provide our staff with the opportunity to grow professionally and personally, while allowing them to learn skills that will be used in their own futures. We strive to stop the use of drugs in our community before they start, through education, and by providing positive examples. We do our very best to make our location a place of fun for the children of the Gila Valley.

Members of the Graham County Chamber of Commerce join Safford City Council

members in a ribbon cutting for the Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley in April 1999

Our Team

Brittany Dean
Program Director
Elsa Aguilar
Maintenance Manager Brad Olsen
Staff Leader
McKenna Griffitts
Staff Leader
Lily Robbins
STEAM Coordinator
Eric Blanco
Art Coordinator
Lareia Hernandez
Executive Assistant
Sylvia Lopez
Assistant Program Director
Jaiden Prescott
Torch Leader
Ashtyn Schuh
Staff Leader
Jaci Russell
Staff Leader
Melody Welch
Assistant STEAM Coordinator
Serenity Whitmer
Resource Development Coordinator
Nick Nordgran-Tellez
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Selena Mendez
Torch Leader
Jesse Garcia
Staff Leader
Aliana Garcia
Operations Manager
Miguel Ruiz
Preston Graham
Assistant Art Coordinator
Shelby Esqueda

Our Mission

To provide a safe and nurturing environment to enable all young people of the Gila Valley, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

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