Funding Opportunities

Find the latest private and federal funding opportunities for your Club.

Learn More

Club Spotlight

Read the good news from Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country.

 Read More

Donate Now

Support the Native Club Sustainability Fund to help Native youth reach their full potential.

 Donate Now


8 Steps to Setting Goals with Help from a Mentor

Setting goals, whether they are long or short term, is an important life skill that everyone should have the opportunity to learn. However, it can be confusing to know where to start when setting out to create reachable goals. Before we get to how we can create goals, let’s discuss exactly what we mean when we use the term “goal”.

A goal is a plan of action that can be written, specific, measurable, visualized, timely, and manageable. For our Club kids a goal can come in all “shapes and sizes”, so to speak. One member’s goal may be to attend school every day for one week while another’s could be to make the junior varsity lacrosse team next season. No matter how long it takes or what the goal centers around, they are all important. It is important for mentors to help their mentees set goals during time spent together.


Humor Me: Using Entertainment to Fight Poverty

Red noses aren’t just for clowns and birthday parties. While they still symbolize fun and entertainment, they are taking on bigger meaning worldwide this May with the Red Nose campaign lead by an organization known as Comic Relief.

Red Nose Day is a key component to a revolutionary campaign that was started by Comic Relief UK. Before the launch of Comic Relief UK in late 1985, there had not been a social movement that involved such high-profile celebrities and humor to bring awareness to the poverty that communities were experiencing.

Now fast forward to 2015. Red Nose Day and the campaign surrounding the event is taking the United States by storm. Companies such as Walgreen and M&Ms are partnering up to make big contributions to young people who are living in poverty.

What's New

Safeguarding Natural Heritage

Are you interested in a career in plant and animal...

Read more.

Home Depot Community Impact Grants

Is your Club providing support for a diverse and u...

Read more.

Sequoyah County Partners with the Local Sheriff Department

Boys & Girls Club of Sequoyah County recently...

Read more.

#NativeClubs | Share a photo to Instagram, Twitter or Vine to represent your Club!

About Us

For more information, read about the BGCA Native Services Unit team members and how to contact
them individually.

BGCA Mentoring

Need assistance with your BGCA National Mentoring Grant? 

Read more about managing Federal grants.

Have any questions?
Contact us. 

Contact Us

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

Direct: 972-581-2374