BGCA Native Services offers a wide variety of training opportunities all over the country for Club professionals. Check out some of our upcoming events and professional development opportunities!

Native Learning Events

2018 Native Learning Events

BGCA Native Learning Events provide opportunities for Club youth development professionals to network with others in their region, and to learn strategies and techniques to better serve the youth in their communities.

  • April 25-26, 2018 | Atlanta, Georgia
    Maine, New York, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina
  • May 8-9, 2018 | Catoosa, Oklahoma
    Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas
  • August 22-23, 2018 | Prior Lake, Minnesota
    Michigan, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota
  • September 11-12, 2018 | Albuquerque, New Mexico
    New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, California, Hawaii
  • September 18-19, 2018 | Billings, Montana
    Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Nevada


Native ALP

The Advanced Leadership Program (ALP), provided by BGCA, is a learning experience that provides Boys & Girls Clubs leaders and their teams with the necessary tools to teach and develop leadership capacity in their organization. ALP is designed to provide new concepts, benchmark best practices, and provide real time coaching.

  • November 5-9, 2018 | Florida

Native AP

Advancing Philanthropy (AP) is designed to guide Clubs in building a sustainable development model centered on the creation of a maintainable culture of philanthropy. The Advancing Philanthropy program provides an opportunity for Clubs to increase resource development in a transformative way.

  • Date and location to be determined
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Native Advisory Committee (NAC)

The Native Advisory Committee (NAC) provides leadership and insight on Native history, traditions, values and culture that will help establish and refine BGCA’s systems and methods of service to assure the greatest benefit for Native Clubs. 2018 NAC meetings will take place:

  • May 2, 2018 | San Diego, CA
  • October 11, 2018 | Indianapolis, IN
2018 BGCA National Conference

1-Day Native Track

This is a 1-day “Invite Only” for all Native Clubs. Topics range from opportunities, best practices for youth development professionals, and solutions for challenges found in the community. Additional topics will be identified for 2018 dates.

  • May 2, 2018 | San Diego, CA
  • October 11, 2018 | Indianpolis, IN