About Us

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Our Mission

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley works to provide year-round positive, fun and safe places and programs for all kids, helping them to build self-esteem and develop skills necessary to make right choices, becoming responsible and productive citizens.

Since 1970, Boys & Girls Clubs serve thousands of Southern Oregon youths each year through diverse programs in these key areas:

  • TEAM SPORTS – Sports kids in and around Josephine County have the opportunity to participate in organized leagues in a fun atmosphere of skill-building and teamwork. Currently offered are: Volleyball (spring and fall), Flag Football (spring and fall), Tackle Football (fall) and Basketball (winter).
  • ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER – Located at the Cleveland Boys & Girls Club in Grants Pass, this program provides an alternative school for District 7 middle school students who need a change from their regular campus setting.

Brief Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley Historical Outline

1970: Boys Club of Grants Pass began with the first clubhouse located on 4th Street

1972: Club moved into the old National Guard Armory (current location in Grants Pass) through $1/year lease with Josephine County.

1985: Name changed to Boys Club of Grants Pass and Josephine County, reflecting services to kids throughout the area by offering team sports.

1989: Began summer outreach program at Jubilee Park in Cave Junction.

1990: Boys Clubs of America changed name to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and we changed name to Boys & Girls Clubs of Josephine County.

1993: Annual membership surpassed 1,000; began year round program in Cave Junction.

1995: Launched Alternative Middle School Club at the Grants Pass facility.

1996: Operating budget nears $300,000; began programs in Wolf Creek and Wilderville.

1999: Josephine County deeded the armory building and property to Boys & Girls Clubs as part of capital campaign; Wilderville program ended due to low enrollment.

2000: Budget reached $650,000; Taste of the Rogue surpasses $75,000.

2001: Merged Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County and Boys & Girls Clubs of Josephine County, forming Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley with programs in Cave junction, Grants Pass, Talent, Gold Hill, Phoenix and Wolf Creek.

2002: Re-opened White City location; Grants Pass branch re-locates to temporary building site as building project begins.

2003: Wolf Creek and Gold Hill programs ended due to low resource development success in their local areas; new 31,000 square-foot Grants Pass building opened; serving nearly 400 youth every day.

2004: Taste of the Rogue reached $200,000; kicked off Girlfriends Great Escape fundraising event – raising over $10,000.

2005: Grants Pass Boys & Girls Club began serving hot USDA dinners

2006: Budget reached $1.4 million; committees formed to consider expanding programs into Medford, to build a Club in Cave Junction and to expand the White City facility.

2007: Illinois Valley branch began serving hot USDA dinners; 1st Bite of the Rogue Valley event; over 600 youth served each day in after-school programs.

2008: Talent & Phoenix branches began serving hot USDA dinners; Board leadership restructured with four new branch committees.

2009: White City branch began serving hot USDA dinners; Partnership with Shady Cover community for Friday Night Teen Nights began.

2011: Phoenix & Talent branches merged; Shady Cove program ended due to low resource development success in their local area.

2012: White City program ended due to low resource development success in their local area.

2013: The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley’s vision is improved to increase participation in our Youth Development and Mentoring Programs.