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Native Clubs Featured in BGCA's Connections Magazine

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Boys & Girls Clubs in America (BGCA) serving Native youth! As a result, Native Clubs have been featured in BGCA’s fall 2017 edition of Connections Magazine!

In 1992, BGCA and HUD collaborated to provide quality youth services to public housing operated on Native lands, which led to the creation of the first Native Boys & Girls Club. Since 1992, the efforts of Native Clubs have only grown, with Connections highlighting the history of Native Clubs and our accomplishments achieved.

One major accomplishment was the creation of BGCA's Native Services Unit, to meet the growing needs of youth on Native lands. Native Services has assisted Native Clubs with fostering relationships with Tribal leaders, providing professional development for Native Clubs, and assisting with development of cultural learning opportunities. Another great accomplishment was Native Services signing a memorandum of agreement with the Indian Health Service back in May to address the needs of mental health wellness by allowing mental health providers to conduct informal visits to Native Clubs. This enabled youth to interact with mental health professionals in a casual manner and receive resources that would otherwise be difficult to obtain.

The hard work and determination to serve youth from Club professionals like you is the driving force to the success of Native Clubs. The accomplishments we have achieved in 25 years will further advance the lives of Native youth, and we look forward to continue serving with you for our next 25 years and beyond! 

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World Habitat Day – Reflecting on Our Impact

World Habitat Day is celebrated every year all across the world on the first Monday of October. It is celebrated in many countries including Pakistan, Germany, Hungary, United States, Brazil, Belgium, Japan, Italy, Indonesia, Mexico, China, Kenya, Jamaica, the Netherlands, Senegal, and more. World Habitat Day was first declared by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in December of 1985. Each year since, it takes on a new theme to bring attention to UN-Habitat’s mandate to promote awareness of our joint responsibility to positively shape the world for future generations. Every one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future.

As part of the Boys & Girls Clubs’ vision to build great character and citizenship, local Clubs have the opportunity to engage youth by reflecting on our environmental impact, especially after the recent hurricanes. Teaching youth they can be good stewards of the Earth is one of the best ways for them to become stakeholders in their communities. Explore what Club members think are harmful to their communities, and allow them to examine how their actions contribute to them. Together, develop a community-wide initiative to bring awareness and preserve the Club and community.

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BGCA Native Services Unit
Dallas Service Center
2107 N. Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX 75080

Direct: 972-581-2374
E-mail: BGCANS@BGCA.ORG