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About This Location

S-ke:k si’alik! Ya hoch! Hello! You can find our club on the valley floor, nestled between Komat’dk (Sierra Estrella) and Muadag (South Mountain). We are located in the Komat’dk (Komatke) community of the Gila River Indian Community about five miles south of Laveen, Arizona. We have been serving the tribal and greater Laveen communities since 1996.

Though our club is among the Gila River Indian Community, we have a diverse Native American club membership comprised of Akimel O’odham, Pee-Posh, Navajo, Quechan, Mohave, Tohono O'odham, Hopi, Yaqui, Colorado River Indian Tribes, and Apache. The Akimel O’odham are known as a generous and hospitable culture and people; therefore our club welcomes potential members.

Our club is housed in a brand new building allowing club members to experience more fun and more excitement. Several of our partner schools include Gila Crossing Community School, the Laveen School District, Skyline Technical High School, and Betty H. Fairfax & Caesar Chavez High Schools. Our club focuses on the following core components: The Arts, Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Sports/Fitness/Recreation, Health/Lifeskills, Technology and Teen programs. In addition to our Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley affiliation, we are associated with the Boys and Girls Clubs in Indian Country. Along with the rest of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley, our Komatke branch provides youth and teens in the surrounding communities a safe and positive place for kids!

This club also offers a unique opportunity to our members through our partnership with Future for KIDS. Each week, students meet with caring adult mentors for assistance in the areas of Academics, Athletics, and Ethics. For more information or to sign up, please contact our club staff.  www.futureforkids.org

Hours

Summer Day Camp Hours:Youth Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and teens until 8 p.m.

After school hours are Monday through Friday, 3 to 7 p.m. for youth. The Teen Center hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Although we are not open on the weekends, we do stay open when the local community schools have their annual fall, spring and winter breaks. During those periods we are open all day from 9 to 5 p.m. for youths and noon to 8 p.m. for teens. We run a summer program that lasts for 10 weeks and is also an all day program.

Staff at this Location

Jason Jones
Branch Executive
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Emiliano Morondos
Youth Development Director
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Frances Ringlero
Front Desk Manager
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Jacob Vasquez
Teen Director
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Tamara Peters
Computer Lab Instructor
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