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THE THUNDERBIRDS BRANCH

The Thunderbirds Branch is a safe, affordable place for young people during critical non-school hours and during school breaks. We provide youth development programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits and high expectations for success as an adult. Professionally trained staff offer ongoing, caring relationships and connections to new friends, and reinforce a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility, and civic responsibility.

LOCATION / CONTACT

20199 N. 78th Place
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

(480) 538-9547
Fax: 480.247.7266
Thunderbirds@bgcs.org

HOURS

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

After-School Program:
Monday – Friday
After School – 6:30 p.m.

Summer/Breaks:
Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

BRANCH STAFF

Ariana Alvez  – Branch Director
Katie Biederman – Youth Development Supervisor
OPEN – Teen Development Specialist
Bobby Ciafullo – Sports & Fitness Coordinator
OPEN – Education Coordinator
Ileanna Alcaraz – Art Coordinator

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE CLUB

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SURROUNDING SCHOOLS

The Thunderbirds Branch proudly accepts youth from all schools. Below please find a list of some surrounding schools. Ask about which schools provide transportation.

Grayhawk*
Pinnacle Peak*
Copper Ridge*
Archway Scottsdale**
Basis Scottsdale (Transportation NOT Provided)
Sandpiper Elementary**

Copper Ridge*
Explorer**
Scottsdale Prep**

Pinnacle**
Horizon**

*Transportation provided by the school district.
**Transportation provided by the Club.

BRANCH HISTORY

The Thunderbirds Branch opened its big blue doors in 2001 to meet the growing population demands in the Grayhawk and North Scottsdale communities. The Branch replaced a satellite site at Grayhawk Elementary which had been providing Boys & Girls Club programming since 1998. Proudly named after the Thunderbirds’ organization, a big supporter of the Club, the Branch provides national award winning youth programming, year round sports leagues, technology lab, art room, teen programming and more.

TEENS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale offers teen services to members in grades 7-12 (incoming 7th graders must be 12 years old). Programs are uniquely developed based on the needs and interests of the members that come through our doors. Field trips, events and programs are created to benefit teenage youth and help them grow socially and academically, while still keeping a focus on fun.