About Us!

Mission

To empower and inspire the diverse youth of Alaska to reach their full potential by offering them hope, opportunity and a safe environment.

 

Vision

We believe that every child deserves a great future! Clubs are working to provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to achieve our priority outcomes:

  • Academic Success Graduating from high school ready for college, trade school, military, or employment
  • Character & Leadership Being an engaged citizen who is involved in the community, registering to vote, and modeling strong character
  • Healthy Lifestyles Adopting a healthy diet, practicing healthy lifestyle choices, and making a lifelong commitment to fitness

 

Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska, An Alaskan Nonprofit Organization

Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska is a nonprofit corporation that has served Alaska since 1966.

Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization with an EIN of 92-0036082 under the name “Boys & Girls Clubs of Southcentral Alaska.” Your contributions to Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska are tax deductible. A copy of the latest IRS 990 form for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southcentral Alaska is publicly available for download: 2019 IRS 990 Boys & Girls Clubs of Southcentral Alaska 92-0036082

Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska completes an audit of its financial statements every year and has been required to complete an A-133 single federal audit and single state audit given both federal and state revenues through grants and other income.

A copy of the Annual Report is also available for download: 2020 Boys & Girls Clubs Alaska Annual Report

 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Through our mission and vision, Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska embraces the diversity of our children and youth, our families, and our communities. As an organization we embrace and honor diversity, equity, and inclusion. We understand that the diversity of Alaska, our communities, our families, our youth, and our staff enriches our work and helps the Clubs serve youth in ways that they succeed as the leaders of tomorrow.

Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska has zero tolerance for discrimination in any form. The model we set fosters our ability to understand, support, and deliver our organizational goals and commitment to youth. Inclusion cultivates an environment that builds healthy and productive working relationships by creating a foundation of equal treatment, influence and respect for diversity.

In our work with youth, families, communities, and with those who work for Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska, we do not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

At the national level, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has employed definitions created by its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council, to serve as a foundational reference and to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion are rooted in the national organization. The Clubs commit to upholding these principles:

Diversity is the presence of varied identities in a culture that respects and celebrates all characteristics that make us uniquely individual and collectively successful. Diversity recognizes the value of all people in their entirety with an appreciation for personal experiences in an environment that fosters collaborative thinking for the benefit of our work.

Equity is the focus on providing access, opportunity, networks, resources and support for individuals to be successful and reach their full potential. It is our collective responsibility, especially for those with influence, to address power differences and eliminate barriers that hinder the advancement of historically marginalized people.

Inclusion is the act of empowering everyone to participate, connect and grow. Inclusion creates a culture of belonging and mutual respect by ensuring all individuals are given the tools and information necessary to contribute to the organization in their own unique way and that these contributions are valued.