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For the Kids – Donor Spotlight: Q & A with David Cohen

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 […]

Where Are They Now – Alumni Spotlight: Q & A with Lizzie Erickson

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 […]

This Is My Club, Vestar Branch Tour

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, […]

BGCS to Participate in Connect2STEM with Livestream Programming

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 […]

After School or Facilitated Virtual Learning, We’ve Got You Covered

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 […]

Ellie & Michael Ziegler STEAM Makerspace Studio opens in Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Virginia G. Piper Branch

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 […]

BGCS hires Dr. Donna Jagielski to head up programming for new STEAM Makerspace initiative

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 […]