The Boys & Girls Clubs of Paradise Ridge was founded by a group of community members in 1995 and opened its doors at 6241 the Skyway in November of 1998. It started with 4 initial members and soon grew to about 65 youth and teens a day. By 2006 the club, thanks to funding through Butte County Probation Department Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, established a portion of the site for teens only.
In 2007 Paradise Unified School District partnered with the Boys & Girls Club and was awarded national funding from the California State Department of Education to serve up to 84 students each from Ponderosa Elementary, Paradise Elementary and Pine Ridge School in Magalia. The club moved its elementary school programs from the original site on the Skyway to the school sites. The Skyway facility, which is shared with Youth For Change, the Family Resource Center and many other social service and community organizations, was converted into a teen center called The Club. Our newest addition to our Paradise Clubs, is the Boys & Girls Club at Paradise Intermediate school which was opened in January 2011 and will bridge the gap in services to 6th graders.
Currently the Boys & Girls Clubs of Paradise Ridge serves over 500 youth ages 6 to 18 each day and has over 1,000 members.
Paradise Community Leadership Board
John Robinson, President - Rescue 42
Jennifer Arbuckle - Northern Recycling & Waste Services
Roger Bylund - Paradise Unified School District
Denton Gruzensky - Feather River Hospital
John Jans - Retired
Maurine Johnson - United Country Johnson Real Estate
Patty McKee - Century 21 Real Estate
Paradise Police Department
Carol Peterson - Retired, Paradise Post