About us

Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe has been a cornerstone of the North Lake Tahoe/Truckee community since opening it doors in 1998. Serving some 1500 youth annually, BGCNLT provides a safe, structured and positive environment for young people before and after school, during holidays and summer vacation.

Our Mission:
To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
 
BGCNLT provides:
  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
  • Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
  • Hope and opportunity
 
Our connection to Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe is part of a national network of affiliated Clubs. The national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America,began in 1860 with several women in Hartford,Conn.  Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club.  In 1906, several Boys Club decided to affiliate.  The Federated Boys Clubs in Boston was formed with 53 member organizations--the start of a nationwide movement.  
 
  • In 1931, the Boys Club Federation of America became Boys Clubs of America.
  • In 1956, Boys Clubs of America celebrated its 50th anniversary and received a U.S. Congressional Charter.
  • To recognize the fact that girls are a part of our cause, the national organization's name was changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1990. Accordingly, Congress amended and renewed our charter.
 

 While BGCNLT is affiliated with the national organization, it is managed by a local board and supported by local donors.  

 

Why Boys & Girls Clubs Are Special

 

Four key characteristics define the essence of a Boys & Girls Club. All are critical in exerting positive impact on the life of a child:

 
  1. Dedicated Youth Facility:The Boys & Girls Club is a place – an actual neighborhood-based building – designed solely for youth programs and activities.
  2. Open Daily:The Club is open every day, after school, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.
  3. Professional Staff:Every Club has full and part-time, trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support.
  4. Available/Affordable to All Youth:Membership dues are affordable. Clubs reach out to kids who may lack access to other community programs.     

     
 OUR STAFF
 
Mindy Carbajal, Executive Director  
Ben Visnyei, Director of Operations and Program Services
Maria Sandoval, Program and Membership Service
Stephany Arroyo, Grant Writer
 Ali Stoner, Annual Gifts Coordinator   
Candice Harris, Clubhouse Manager
Christin Wilcox, Club Chef
Amanda Dabel, Art Specialist
Alex Reyes, Program Specialist
Briana Crespo, Program Specialist
Sybile Moser, Program Specialist
Becky Childers, Kinder Club Coordinator
Lily McDermott, Kinder Club Specialist
Josahany Perez, Kinder Club Specialist
Jake McDermott, Teen Coordinator
Karla Granados, Morning Specialist
Karen Furuya, Administrative Assistant



Board of Directors
Officers:
John Neary, Board President
Dan Flores, Vice President
Lesia Anders, Treasurer
Bill McGunnigle, Secretary
 
Board Members:
Duncan Davis
Jessica Davis
Kevin Hanna
John Hassenplug
Robert Leri
Kirsten Livak
Debi Moore
Lisa Selander
Courtney Taves
Ron Verstappen
Lorelei Van Peborgh

 Board of Governors:
Gayle Blair 
Dave Ferrari 
Andy Levy
Jim O'Brien
Roger Peterson

 

 
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Annual Report 2013
    
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