Open house features a look back at the Piper Branch beginnings along with showcasing the world-class programs offered today SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ (June 4, 2021) – On Friday, June 4, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS) marked the 30th Anniversary of the opening of its Virginia G. Piper Branch with a community open house. […]
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS), a youth development organization serving thousands of kids and teens at nine locations in and around the north Valley, announced that Ivan Gilreath will fill the role of President and Chief Executive Officer beginning Monday, Feb. 1. “The BGCS Board of Governors is excited to begin this […]
How did you first become involved with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale? I was asked to serve on the building committee for the Thunderbirds Branch in Grayhawk in the late 1990s to assist with the construction of that clubhouse. Soon thereafter, I was asked to join the board and served as chair of […]
Lizzie Erickson, a former Vestar Branch Youth of the Year, recently graduated college and has reached out to help build an Alumni Club for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Tell us what you have been up to since graduating high school. I finished senior year a few weeks ahead of high school graduation […]
Though traditional in-person guest tours of our Clubs have been halted as part of comprehensive COVID-19 safety measures, we are offering you a special virtual tour given by Vestar Branch youth members that will be sure to make you smile. Click the link below for a less than two minute video tour with Avery, Alison, […]
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is teaming up with the University of Arizona, Cox, and Arizona SciTech Festival to create engaging programming for Connect2STEM TV for children across Arizona. Dr. Donna Jagielski (Dr. J), BGCS Director of STEAM Programming, along with members from our Virginia G. Piper Branch will be livestreaming the STEM […]
As the Chairman of the Foundation, I am honored to work alongside a deeply dedicated group of individuals devoted to improving the lives of thousands of youth in our community. The BGCS Foundation Board of Trustees is entrusted with preserving the future of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale by managing and growing the […]
With the recent announcement that Paradise Valley Schools will return to distance learning, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has prepared to again offer Facilitated Virtual Learning at its Vestar and Thunderbirds Branches beginning Monday, Nov. 23. Additional branch locations will provide Facilitated Virtual Learning as needed. November Pricing: For those who have paid […]
Comprehensive initiative aims to prepare youth for growth in Arizona science, technology, engineering, and math careers Yearlong planning and months of construction will culminate on Monday, Nov. 16 with the opening of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s (BGCS) first Ellie & Michael Ziegler STEAM Makerspace Studio inside the Virginia G. Piper clubhouse. Inside […]
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale announced that Dr. Donna Jagielski was selected to fill the role of STEAM Educator/Makerspace Director to create and lead cutting edge programming as part of an initiative to spark interest in growing Arizona career fields. The announcement comes as the youth development organization nears completion of its first […]