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Welcome to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) Media Room!

BGCMP enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

With 13 Clubs in Phoenix and the West Valley, our Dental Clinic and youth outreach services, BGCMP positively impacts more than 30,000 youth and teens every year through four key areas: Fun With a Purpose, Academic Success, Healthy Choices, and Be Great, Do Good.

  • Potential Teacher Strike
    In News, Press
    Dear BGCMP Families:  We are actively monitoring the planned walkout of educators starting on April 26, 2018.  We have developed a plan for how the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix will support the kids and families we serve across the Valley.  Every school district is working on their […]
  • The Big Event 2018
    In Press
    Media Contact: Sabrina Leon Sabrina@serendipitconsulting.com 623.695.9411 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF METRO PHOENIX HOSTS “THE BIG EVENT” TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR PHOENIX YOUTH BGCMP’s Connect Volunteer Group Invites Community to Attend Ninth Annual Fundraising Gala PHOENIX (APRIL […]
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber Announces 2018 IMPACT Awar…
    In Greater Phoenix Chamber, Media, News, Press
    MEDIA CONTACT: Janelle Tassart (O): 602.495.6480 (C): 480.215.2149 jtassart@phoenixchamber.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2018 GREATER PHOENIX CHAMBER ANNOUNCES 2018 IMPACT AWARDS RECIPIENTS Two to be chosen as 2018 Businesses of the Year at IMPACT Awards Luncheon on May 24 The Greater […]
  • Cyrus Martinez Named Youth of the Year
    In Press
    CYRUS MARTINEZ NAMED YOUTH OF THE YEAR BY BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF METRO PHOENIX Desert Valley High School senior set to receive college scholarship and vie for state title PHOENIX (March 18, 2018) Selected among 13 outstanding youth, Cyrus Martinez has been named the Youth of the Year by Boys […]
  • City of Tolleson Plans to Close Tolleson Branch of…
    In News
    Haga clic aquí para español After serving the youth and families of the Tolleson community for 30 years, the City of Tolleson has decided to close the Woodrow C. Scoutten/Tolleson Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix. This news came as both a surprise and disappointment to us. We […]
  • Oct. 22: Dish It Out at High Street
    In Arizona Foothills, Media
    Sixty-plus Valley restaurants are scheduled to dole out dishes at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix’s (BGCMP) annual Dish It Out event Oct. 22 at High Street at 5 p.m. In addition to eats from Citizen Public House, The Gladly, The Vig and more, event-goers can sip craft beer, cocktail and […]
  • Character Counts: Rachel Howard
    In FOX Sports, Media
    Rachel Howard is the Boys and Girls Club Character Counts Kid of the Month for September. […]
  • Youth of The Year, Leonel “Leo” Cano L…
    In 3TV, Media
    The Boys and Girls club of metro Phoenix helps kids and teen with programs and resources to help them become successful adults One teen is showing just how much the organization can do. Bridget McDonald and Leonel Cano Leo speak with GMAZ. For more information on the Boys and Girls Club of Metro […]
  • 12 best food, drink events around Valley in Octobe…
    In AZcentral, Media
    10/22: Dish It Out | Join a well-heeled crowd at this dressy culinary event, which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Participating restaurants include Citizen Public House, Proof, Timo, The Vig, Ocean Prime and The Dhaba. Banfi Vintners, SanTan Brewing Company, Huss Brewing Co. […]
  • Shut Down Childhood Hunger At Annual Dish It Out E…
    In Arizona Foodie Magazine, Media
    Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) in their fight against childhood hunger at their annual Dish it Out event on Sunday, October 22 at High Street in North Phoenix. BGCMP serves more than 11,000 K-12 youth across the Valley in their premier out-of-school-time programs in 13 […]
  • Become an XTRONAUT with Arizona “Rock Star&#…
    In FOX 10, Media
    BGCMP welcomes Dr. Lauretta Dry ice, water, and some soy sauce – let's build a comet! Check out this video where Dr. Dante Lauretta shares how kids can learn about the chemistry of space rocks. Today is the 1-year anniversary of the launch of OSIRIS-REx Mission. Thanks, FOX10 News! […]
  • Judith Reflects on her Time at the Boys & Gir…
    In In the Zona, Media
    View on In The Zona Judith recently graduated from her journey as a Club Kid to an Activity Leader staff member, and will soon begin a new expedition at Paradise Valley Community College. A self-proclaimed nurturer, her experience in the Club helped to cultivate her dream of becoming a pediatric […]
  • Character Counts Kid of the Month: Makayla from th…
    In FOX Sports, Media
    Makayla Young is the Boys and Girls Club Character Counts Kid of the Month for March. […]
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix recruits …
    In Media
    By Steven Totten Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal Aug 25, 2017, 10:12am Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix has recruited a chief operating officer for the first time in its 70 years of operation. Bridget McDonald has assumed the role, effective immediately. McDonald was previously vice […]
  • Learn about our Summer Camps, Xtronaut Program, an…
    In Arizona Living, Media
    Arizona Living – Eps 22 Host, Monica Nelson takes Arizona Living to the Swift Kids Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix and talks to staff about the role Boys and Girls Clubs play in the lives of over 30 thousand youth and teens. Bob Magnin, Director of Impact and Outreach Programs […]
  • Lights, Camera, Teens!
    In Arizona Midday, Media
    Want to be on TV? Find out how to get your kids prepped with this after school program at The Boys and Girls club. […]
  • Character Counts Kid of the Month: Alejandro from …
    In FOX 10, Media
    Alejandro Terrazas is the Boys & Girls Club Character Counts Kid of the Month for May.   […]
  • Learn about our Summer Camps with Mia
    In Media, Sonoran Living
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    In FOX 10, Media
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  • Inspirational Stars Gala Nets $2.1M for Youth
    In AZ Insider, Media
    WRITTEN BY KATHY SHAYNA SHOCKET Kathy Shayna Shocket has the stories on the people who make a difference. The kids who inspire… and the bidding war for the top auction items. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix has made such a difference in so many kids’ lives! Many of the their […]
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix Receives …
    In Press
    View PDF Contact: Erica May | emay@bgcmp.org | 602.343.1203 (Phoenix, AZ – April 20, 2016) –Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) are ready to launch into space with the visit of a Dr. Dante Lauretta of the University of Arizona. The principal investigator of an asteroid […]
  • Season for Sharing: Thank You Thursday
    In AZcentral, Media
    Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix was awarded $32,000 through Season for Sharing on March 17, 2016. | “With funding from Season for Sharing, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix will provide the educational resources to ensure that our Club kids can and will graduate high school; […]
  • Samuel exemplifies a model Club member
    In In the Zona, Media
    Samuel Watkins is a fifth grader at Brunson-Lee Elementary and also a member of the Bob & Renee Parsons Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Samuel is known around the Club for being a model club member and is funny, outgoing and respectful. He participates in many activities […]
  • Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars Nets $2…
    In AZ Redbook, Media
     16th annual fundraising gala celebrates 13 Club Youth of the Year and honors Renee and Bob Parsons. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix held its 16th annual Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars gala at the Arizona Biltmore on March 19. The event was presented by Universal Technical Institute, […]
  • W.V. Teens vie for Youth of the Year
    In Media, West Valley View
    Boys & Girls Clubs members in running for honor Two teenagers who are members of Boys & Girls Clubs in the West Valley are sharing their stories as they seek the Youth of the Year title for the Metro Phoenix clubs. The winner, chosen from among 13 candidates representing each of the clubs, […]
  • Shoot for the Stars
    In Media, Uptown Magazine
    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) will host their annual gala March 19 at the Arizona Biltmore. Approximately 1,250 guests will gather for an evening in the Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom to recognize 13 extraordinary Club teens who are competing for the title of Youth of the Year […]
  • BGCMP Honors 13 Exemplary Teens at Annual Gala
    In Glendale Star, Media
    View on Glendale Star Three teens from Glendale and Peoria compete for title of ‘Youth of the Year’ Thirteen teens who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) will be honored at one of the top fundraising galas in Phoenix. One of the teens will be named “Youth of the Year” March […]
  • The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Announces …
    In Press
    View PDF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE BOB & RENEE PARSONS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $750,000 GIFT TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF METRO PHOENIX The Bob & Renee Parsons Dental Clinic and Teen Center Expand Access to Opportunities for Children in Need (Phoenix, AZ December 10, 2013) – Valley children in […]
  • Buffalo Wild Wings and BGCMP Promote Teamwork Thro…
    In Press
    View PDF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUFFALO WILD WINGS AND BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF METRO PHOENIX PROMOTE TEAMWORK THROUGH CHEERLEADING Funding from Buffalo Wild Wings supports cheerleading program at BGCMP Swift Kids Branch (Phoenix, AZ November 19, 2013) – A group of Glendale Boys & Girls Clubs […]
  • BGCMP Announces Photography Program for Club Youth
    In Press
    View PDF 2013-14 National Photography Program NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT RELEASE NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: David Romako Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix 602.249.1338 dromako@bgcmp.org Annette Filliat Boys & Girls Clubs of America 404.487.5948 […]
  • UPS Road Code Program
    In Press
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPS ROAD CODE AND BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF METRO PHOENIX COMMEMORATE NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK UPS Road Code teaches the importance of safe driving to BGCMP teens (Phoenix, AZ October 18, 2013) – Arizona teen driving deaths are on the rise. According to the Governors […]
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix and Unive…
    In Press
    View PDF Participants of national education initiative honored for success in school (Phoenix, AZ May 23, 2013) – Young people at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix are on the path to a successful future thanks to their participation in BE GREAT: Graduate, a national education initiative […]
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix Partner w…
    In Press
    View PDF Power Hour program developed to address Arizona’s critical drop-out rate (Phoenix, AZ March 15, 2013)— Ross Stores, Inc., is underwriting the expansion of the successful Power Hour program at three Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix branches in Phoenix and the West Valley. Power Hour […]
  • Buck for Kids: Dutch Bros. Coffee Proceeds to Bene…
    In Press
    View PDF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Erin Maue/ 541.291.1653 / erin@dutchbros.com Buck for Kids: Dutch Bros. Coffee Proceeds to Benefit Boys & Girls Club of Phoenix PHOENIX, Ariz. (Dec. 2, 2012) —On Friday, Dec. 6, all 13 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in Arizona will donate 50 cents […]
  • Rookie League Ball Players to Give Clinic to Tee B…
    In Press
    (PHOENIX, September 26, 2012) – Batter up! The tee ball team from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix’s Tri-City West Branch is wrapping up their season in major league fashion. Several Cleveland Indians Rookie League players will visit the Club for a tee ball on September 27 and October 3! […]

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Media Contacts
For all media inquiries please contact Cassidy Campana at 602-770-6014 or Jill Johnson or by calling 602-343-1205.

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