Education & Career DevelopmentThese programs help youth create aspirations for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement.
Money Matters: Make It CountCreated with the Charles Schwab Foundation, this financial literacy program was designed specifically to help teens (ages 13-18) expand their knowledge of money management and learn the skills that lead to financial independence and well-being. The Money Matters: Make It Count program consists of five components: Teen Personal Finance Guide, Program Facilitator’s Guide, Money Matters Web site, Schwab eEmployee Volunteer Program and the Money Matters Awards. Via the volunteer component, Schwab employees can pass financial expertise to Club teens through their volunteer involvement.
Project LearnProject Learn reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school through "high-yield" learning activities at the Club and in the home. Based on Dr. Reginald Clark's research that shows fun, but academically beneficial activities increase academic performance, these activities include leisure reading, writing activities, homework help and games like Scrabble® which develop young people's cognitive skills. Project Learn emphasizes collaborations between Club staff, parents and school personneOur Historyl. Formally evaluated by Columbia University, Project Learn has been proven to boost the academic performance of Club members.
Power HourA comprehensive homework help and tutoring program, POWER HOUR is designed to raise the academic proficiency of Club members ages 6-12. POWER HOUR is sponsored by The JCPenney Afterschool Fund.
Goals For GraduationGoals for Graduation, sponsored by The JCPenney Afterschool Fund, introduces Club members ages 6-15 to the concept of academic goal setting. In one-on-one sessions with Club professionals, members set achievable "Know-I-Can" goals, more challenging "Think-I-Can" goals and yearly "Believe-I-Can" goals, then create action plans. The program provides for recognition of members' achievements at every step of the journey.
2016 NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS GALA & AUCTIONBoys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley has been consistently educating our young people in the ever changing field of technology. Our core principle is to create an environment with the best technology available. Through this safe haven, Club members are allowed to explore and create their own ideas while learning the basics of computer technology. Our goal is to create the next generation of “technologically fluent” (Mitchell Resnick) members. “They will be the creators of technology, not merely consumers” (M. Resnick)
Club members can participate in a variety of programs from the digital arts, including graphic arts, music and film production, photo manipulation, to video game creation and design and reading programs. Club members will gain their “basic” skills, through our approach,when gearing our programs to their interests.
Goals For GrowthThis program teaches young people ages 8-12 skills for setting and achieving their own personal, education and career goals. The Goals for Growth program is sponsored by Best Buy Children's Foundation.
CareerLaunchCareerLaunchTM is a career exploration and mentoring program for teens ages 13-18. This program includes the CareerLaunch Web site that allows teens to take an interest survey, explore careers, identify training or college requirements, seek out financial aid and play skills-building games. There's also an easy-to-use Career Exploration Quick Reference Guide with a broad range of career planning and job skills activities that Club staff or volunteers can use with teens. The CareerLaunch Portfolio contains a Teen Tips booklet with helpful interviewing and on-the-spot job tips. This program is made possible through a partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Gap Foundation.
Job ReadySponsored by the Taco Bell Foundation as part of teen career prep programming, JOB READY! is a comprehensive program that teaches young people ages 16-18 effective job-hunting techniques and helps them develop the skills necessary to be successful once on the job.
Tax Credit Program 2017
How Your Arizona Tax Credit Can Help Our CLUB KIDS!
Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization (Formerly known as the Working Poor Tax Credit)
All Arizona taxpayers qualify for a 2017 "tax credit" of $800/married couples and $400/individuals on your state taxes through the Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization. This is a straight deduction from your Arizona state taxes. You also have the opportunity to support our Mesa Arts Academy through the Arizona Public School Tax Credit.
Individual Tax Credit Donation - EXAMPLE
1) Arizona Qualifying Charitable Tax Credit = $400
2) Arizona Public Schools Tax Credit = $200
TOTAL REFUND from your Arizona state taxes = $600!
Arizona Public Schools Tax Credit Information ~ Mesa Arts Academy
Arizona taxpayers ALSO qualify for the Public Schools Tax Credit of $400/married couples and $200/individuals. This is a straight deduction from your Arizona state taxes! The Mesa Arts Academy was recently named an Arizona "Lighthouse" School, ranking in the top 4% of all public schools in the state. Your support will help us to continue to provide top rated academic staff and programs!
DID YOU KNOW?
a. Boys & Girls Club members are 25% more likely to graduate from high school, and are three times more likely to volunteer in their community!
b. 100% of every Tax Credit Dollar goes directly to support programs and opportunities provided for our more than 36,000 youth and teens at our 12 East Valley branches each year!
c. 80% of Club Alumni say the Club had a positive impact on their attitude towards fitness and health!
Tax Credit Deadline: December 31, 2017 for Federal and April 15, 2018 for State of Arizona
Tax circumstances are different for everyone; please consult your tax advisor in order to
receive the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit and/or the Public School Tax Credit for this year,
donations must be received prior to filing your taxes. Your support is instrumental in helping boys and girls
throughout the East Valley! You may designate your Arizona Charitable Tax Credit gift to one of the
branches and/or school.
Arizona Public Schools Tax Credit Information ~ Mesa Arts Academy
Arizona taxpayers ALSO qualify for the Public Schools Tax Credit of $400/married couples and $200/individuals.
This is a straight deduction from your Arizona state taxes! The Mesa Arts Academy was recently named an Arizona
"Lighthouse" School, ranking in the top 4% of all public schools in the state. Your support will help us to continue to provide top rated academic staff and programs!