Boys & Girls Clubs serve a multitude of Native American tribes around the country. Learn about the differences in Clubs on Native American lands through Dan Lewis, former chairman for BGCA's Native American National Advisory Committee (NANAC), or Ralph Atcity, former assistant executive director for a Club in Shiprock, N.M. A member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Washington and former tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, listen to Levi Horn as he urges all people -- no matter their ethnicity or heritage -- to support their local Boys & Girls Clubs, especially those on Native American lands. Great Futures Start Here!
Boys & Girls Clubs of America is proud to have served Native American youth, their families and their communities since 1992.
Embracing their unique culture, Clubs serve nearly 90,000 Native American youth in Indian Country, Alaska and Hawaii through more than 200 facilities with more plans for more in the immediate future. The Native American youth served by our Clubs hail from 25 states and nearly 90 different American Indian, Alaskan Natives and Hawaiian tribal communities.>
To recognize our relationship and proud history with Native American lands, Connections magazine, BGCA's premiere publication for Boys & Girls Clubs, featured this unique partnership in its Summer/Fall 2012 issue.
20 Years in Indian Country"In Pine Ridge, S.D., where the first Native American Club organization was established in 1992, there is virtually no commerce or industry. As a result, 80 percent of adults are unemployed, and 97 percent of families live below the poverty level. Fully one-third of Pine Ridge homes lack electricity and running water. Tribal communities all across the United States face alarming rates of alcoholism, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and teen suicide.
Amidst these conditions, Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country provide children and teens with safe places and positive activities."
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