Boys and Girls Club of North Valley

About Chico

About Chico

The Boys & Girls Club of Chico was founded in 1993 by a small group of concerned citizens dedicated to ensuring that all young people in the community had access to a safe and positive place to go in the critical after-school hours. The doors of the Boys & Girls Club opened on July 5th 1995 in a small cinderblock building leased to the organization for $1 a year by the City of Chico on the corner of Sixth & Wall Streets in downtown Chico. Soon the club was bursting at the seams and had a waiting list of over 200 youth. It was then that the board began to fulfill its dream of building a downtown Campus For Kids by launching a community fundraising drive. 
 
With the support of the community and funding provided by the City of Chico, the S.H. Cowell Foundation, the Sierra Health Foundation the club raised over $2 million to build a 40,000 square foot campus that includes the Ostrander Clubhouse for elementary school-age youth, a teen center for middle and high school students, the Nettleton Gymnasium, a large outdoor play area and the Chico Rotary Plaza which was built over the site of Wall Street.
 
The Boys & Girls Club of Chico now serves over 200 youth daily at the downtown Campus.
 
Community Support
 
Community support is critical to the vibrant sustainability of the Boys & Girls Club. Annual donations from local businesses, organizations and individuals are the lifeblood of the organization.   Local volunteers and help from community organizations make it possible for the club to offer a wide ranging variety of activities and opportunities for our members. Volunteers bring unique and special skills to share with our young people such as: sewing, cooking, knitting, martial arts and gardening. College students and interns work with our youth and provide academic assistance, tutoring, dance and music programs and help to reinforce the message and important of higher education. 
 
Please contact us if you are interested in find out how you can help or join our board of directors.
 
Chico Community Leadership Board
 
Susan Randolph, President - Umpqua Bank
Kelly Bennett - A Main Hobbies
Sage Bowman - Nantucket Home, Inc.
Debbie Capshaw - Capshaw Realty
Chico Police Officers Association
Christine Daniels - Kirk's Jewelry
Mitch Jagoe - Recology Butte Colusa Counties
Gino Manfredi - Umpqua Bank
Kelly Winch - Golden Valley Bank