Talofa from the Boys & Girls Clubs of American Samoa! 

Academic Success

BGCAS offers Education and Career Programs that help youth create aspirations for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement

 

 

Good Character & Leadership

Our Character and Leadership Programs help youth become responsible, caring citizens while developing leadership skills to contribute to the Club and community

 

Healthy Lifestyles

Club programs help develop physical fitness and well-being through initiatives that engage youth in positive behavior while developing social and interpersonal skills

 

 

When School is Out, Clubs are In! Thanks to you, every day, children and young people between the ages of 6 and 18 have a safe, warm and inviting place to go. A place where there is FUN with a purpose. We rely on Local and Federal Funding to operate and the generosity of our community members. Can you help today? Click here for more information on how you can help the Boys & Girls Clubs of American Samoa.

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

BGCAS HOLDS ANNUAL BLUE DOOR COMPETITION

Thursday, February 21, 2019

 

Each year, clubhouses around the world compete in the Annual competition as a lead up to National Boys & Girls Clubs Week. The Blue Door reinforces the BGCA tag line, Great Futures Start Here, by symbolically opening the Club Door.

 

This years entries reflect the Mini-Club Enrichment Programs offered at BGCAS: Dance, STEAM, Music, Culinary Arts, and Lyricism Spoken Word Poetry.

BGCAS CLUB SERVICE PROJECT - VALENTINE'S DAY APPRECIATION SWEET TREATS

Thursday, February 14, 2019

 

This Valentine’s Day, we’re showing some love for our 2018 Summer/Fall donors with a little sweet treat.

Fa'afetai Tele Lava - Thank you to all who help support #GreatFutures at the Boys & Girls Club of American Samoa!

BGCAS CLUB SERVICE PROJECT - DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY OF SERVICE

Thursday, January 24, 2019

 

Leadership and Service has been a foundational area for the Boys & Girls Club Movement since the start, helping youth build critical leadership skills so they can contribute to the community in meaningful ways.

 

We are incredibly proud of our young leaders for continuing to embody Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and vision a “beloved community” by empowering individuals, strengthening communities, bridging barriers and creating solutions to social problems. Yesterday, in honor of Dr. King’s Day of Service, our Keystone & Torch Clubs, members of National Junior Honor Society chapters, and even our youngest Club Members collaborated on a Club Service Project- donating and providing food, snacks, and drinks for local Transportation Security Administration employees affected by the Federal Government partial shutdown. A special fa’afetai tele lava to our Club Parents who graciously donated to this effort and volunteered their time as well.


BGCAS thanks our TSA Officers and Administrators for their hard work and service to American Samoa.

BGCAS CALENDAR:

 

 

 

MAY 2019:

Asian & Pacific Islander

Heritage Month

 

 

May 1:

Summer "Brain Gain"

Registration Opens

 

 

May 4:

Star Wars Day

 

 

May 12:

Mother's Day 

 

 

May 14:

NYOI Staff Survey due

 

 

May 24:

Music Club Concert Audition

5:00 P.M.

 

 

May 27:

Memorial Day Holiday

Clubhouse Closed

 

 

May 29:

Program Rehearsal

3:00 P.M.

 

 

May 30:

Spring 2019 Awards Assembly

Alumni Association Induction

4:00 P.M.

 

 

 

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JUNE 2019

Disaster Preparedness Month

National Ocean Month

National Safety Month

 

 

June 7:

Last day of Spring 2019 Semester

 

 

June 10-14:

Clubhouse Closed

Staff Training & Re-Certification

 

 

June 16:

Father's Day

 

 

June 17:

Summer "Brain Gain" Program Begins

 

 

June 27:

Play Ball Summer League Begins

 

 

 

 

For event updates, email:

info@bgcamericansamoa.org

 

Click the links below to learn more about BGCAS programs:

Local Organization Recognized for Outstanding Board Leadership

(Press Release)

October 2018

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Headquarters based in Atlanta, Georgia honored the Boys & Girls Clubs of American Samoa for achieving the Gold Award of the League of EAGLES Award Program. This award is a key element of the national organization’s Great Futures 2025 Strategic Plan. The award recognizes local affiliate organizations for achieving 85% or more of the Board Governance Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), which defines the strength of the organizations board of directors. Recipients of the League of Eagles Awards achieving a set of standards which provide an outcome-based assessment of the board’s responsibilities and impact on for the organization. This awards program measures six key elements of a “strong board of directors” which include 85% or more individual board members achieving the following standards:

 

  • Engagement: Engaged and attend board meetings
  • Ask: Ask others face-to-face for funding
  • Give: Give back by making a personal financial gift
  • Lead: Lead the organization to achieving strategic initiatives
  • Evaluate: Evaluate their individual board performance based on a personal plan
  • Serve: Serve actively on committees or task forces of the organization

 

Reaching this milestone is a significant accomplishment of which only 15% or less of the 1100-member organizations of the 160-year-old national youth development organization met in 2017. The award is a testimony of the dedication and commitment of the organization’s board and executive leadership to serving the youth of their community at the highest level. Mrs. Mary A.T. Tulafono, BGCAS Chairman of the Board of Directors accepted the award on behalf of the BGCAS Board of Directors.  For more information about the local organization and their impact on American Samoa’s youth in our community, visit www.bgcamericansamoa.org or www.facebook.com/bgcamsamoa.

Want to know more about us and our programs? Use our website to read about the work we have done so far and our plans for the future. Do you like what we do and want to know what you can do to help? Call us at 684-699-2222. Our dedicated team will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

FEATURED DONOR - MAY 2019

Lealaifuaneva Peter E. Reid Charitable Foundation

Fa'afetai tele lava to our generous donors and community partners for all your support

Click here to learn more about our donors and how you can help today!

 

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