About Us

OUR HISTORY
The Boys & Girls Club Code:
I believe in God and the Right to worship according to my own faith and religion.
I believe in America and the American way of life...in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
I believe in fair play, honesty and sportsmanship.
I believe in my Boy & Girls Club, which stands for these things.


The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River have served youth in the Tri-State area since 1987. Originally opened as the Kiwanis Youth Center, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River took over in 1988 after receiving its official charter.

The Laughlin, Nevada branch opened in the mid-1990's and is housed inside the Spirit Mountain Activity Center, co-existing with the Laughlin Senior Citizens Center in the same building. Our Bullhead City branch features a Game Room, Activity Room, Tech Center, and Education Center, Arts & Crafts classroom, an instructional gallery kitchen and a relaxing Library. In 2013 our club was one of 14 in the country to receive the prestigious National Maytag Dependability Award. The Bullhead City branch is also compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Building a Gymnasium and Community Center is to give families and their children a safe place to play, while competing and exercising good sportsmanship at all times. Under the core values set forth by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, building a gym would enable our Club to provide all young people with a safe place to learn and grow. The facility is the culmination of a lifelong goal established 15 years ago, when the Bullhead City branch opened its doors in 1988. This project was completed in January 2016 and comprised just over 10,000 square feet of gym space, and is being utilized for sports and recreation programs currently run through the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River and the Bullhead City Recreation Department. In addition, above the restroom/locker space there are additional storage and club offices and a designed Boys & Girls Club Board Meeting Room. The facility is appropriately names, The Denise Swartzman Legacy Foundation Gymnasium.

Early in 2014, the club leadership brought forth an idea to the Board of Directors regarding the acquisition of a local Thrift Store. The purpose of the thrift store was to support the transportation costs of bringing Mohave Valley and Fort Mohave school youth to the Bullhead City clubhouse. The transaction for acquiring the thrift store was completed in October, 2014. 

Our programs are designed to instill a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness and power of influence into each and every Club member. Our professional staff provides members with positive role models that truly care about the youth that they serve.

Meanwhile, our Club also features the area’s largest and longest running youth basketball program, where we have emphasized good sportsmanship and fundamentals to kids ages 5-12 for over 27 years.

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