Over the past 25 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) has established an enduring presence on Native Lands and has committed to improving the capacity of Boys & Girls Clubs to serve a greater number of Native youth. We have dramatically increased our impact by improving our Clubs’ ability to build and sustain strategic collaborations with Tribal leaders and key stakeholders.
BGCA continues its pledge to assist Native communities and expand youth development. Such efforts have been demonstrated by the establishment of BGCA Native Services and through an increase in national professional staff to assist in building the capacity of professionals in our Clubs, including developing leaders at all levels of our Native organizations. BGCA Native Services is committed to strengthening the cultural identity of Native youth through programming that promotes positive youth development along critical cultural, social, emotional, intellectual, and physical dimensions through sustainable organizations.