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.
To inspire and enable all young people, especially
those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive,
responsible, and caring citizens.
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
Dedicated Youth Facility:The Boys & Girls Club is a place –
an actual neighborhood-based building – designed solely for youth
programs and activities.
Open Daily:The Club is open every day, after school, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.
Professional Staff:Every Club has full and part-time, trained
youth development professionals, providing positive role models and
mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support.
Available/Affordable to All Youth:Membership dues are affordable.
Clubs reach out to kids who may lack access to other community
Mindy Carbajal, Executive Director
Ben Visnyei, Director of Operations and Program Services
Stephany Arroyo, Director of Development
Ryan Glenn, Director of Programs
Ali Stoner, Annual Gifts Coordinator
Maria Sandoval, Program and Membership Service
Jenna Bache, Art Specialist
Austin Von Renner, Program Specialist
Christin Wilcox, Club Chef
Becky Childers, Kinder Club Coordinator
Lily McDermott, Kinder Club Specialist
Jordan Williams,Teen Manager
Nate Henderson, Teen Specialist
Karen Furuya, Administrative Assistant
Board of Directors
John Neary, Board President
Dan Flores, Vice President
Lesia Anders, Treasurer
Bill McGunnigle, Secretary
Lorelei Van Peborgh
Board of Governors: