May 14 – 20, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMSHA) is hosting their National Prevention Week (NPW) in May 2017. This year the theme for the week is “Making Each Day Count.” During this time individuals, communities, and organizations nationwide come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. Communities and organizations host health fairs, memorial walks, social media campaigns, and more in order to participate in National Prevention Week. Join thousands of people across the United States and in U.S. territories who attend these events and help raise awareness about the importance of preventing substance use and helping mental disorders!
Click here for more information on National Prevention Week.
If you want a toolkit to help plan a NPW event click here!
April 26-27, 2017
Santa Fe, NM
Join the Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) this April to learn about some exciting ways to enhance your community’s health and fitness initiatives, particularly when it comes to preventing Native childhood obesity and diabetes. By attending this conference, you will have the opportunity to network with Tribal & Native practitioners, organizations, and communities working to improve the health and fitness of Native youth.
March 21, 2017
2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
Ron Gurley, former Native Boys & Girls Club Chief Executive Officer, is leading a webinar on understanding Native history to help understand today’s issues. This webinar attempts to shift the way both native and non-native people think by educating them on the past, in hopes that they will better understand the present. Since native and non-native people interact on multiple levels, it is crucial for them to understand the impact of the history of natives as well as the impact of their interactions.
May 10-12, 2017
The 111th BGCA National Conference will bring keynote speakers, great networking opportunities, and practical training sessions:
- Tuesday before the conference (May 9) will be devoted to refurbishing Clubhouses in the Dallas area.
- All Native sites are encouraged to attend the Native Track that will be held on May 11 from 9:00am-12:00pm, with lunch following. After lunch there will be a separate meeting for NAC members that will last until 3:00pm.
- An all-day training for local Club staff will be held on Friday, May 12.
- Check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance for more info!
Early Bird, Dec. 1 – Jan. 31: $399 with discount code EARLYBIRD | Standard Rate, Feb. 1 – April 14: $450 | On site: $500
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For more information about this event, click here.
2017 National Keystone Conference
March 2-4, 2017
One of the largest teen leadership conferences in the nation is coming soon to Chicago, IL! Boys & Girls Club teens from all across the nation will come together to own their future at the 2017 National Keystone Conference. This event provides the opportunity for youth 14-18 year olds to develop character and leadership skills. They are able to explore current issues youth are facing and learn the abilities to tackle them head-on. National Keystone Conference, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary, offers teens the chance to socialize with other teens from all over the country as well as build up their local Boys & Girls Clubs and communities. Last year’s 2016 conference boasted the success of 2,500 teen leaders from 157 cities and five countries. Do not miss out on your opportunity in March 2017 to join in on the success at the National Keystone Conference. Don’t forget to check back to BGCA.net for registration information as it is made available!