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 CLUBHOUSE CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2020

Friday, December 6, 2019

 

Parents: Please be advised that Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has issued an Emergency Declaration.

 

Effective Monday, December 9, 2019, all schools both public and private, daycares, and afterschool programs are closed until further notice due to a measles outbreak here in American Samoa.

 

BGCAS will remain closed to Club Members until January 2020 or until an all-clear is given by the Government.  The Clubhouse will be open for administrative hours from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. daily.

 

Any future announcements in regards to this matter will be made on our website or social media pages.

 

Fa'afetai tele lava,

BGCAS Management

BGCAS ATTENDS NATIVE SUMMIT IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

 

A delegation from the Boys & Girls Clubs of American Samoa attended its first ever Native Summit hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Native Services in Orlando, Florida. The delegation included BGCAS Chairman of the Board of Directors & Chief Volunteer Officer, Executive Director, Student Services Director, (5) Youth Development Professionals, and Youth Club Members- Nellie Lisala, Precious Lisala, Arieta Amosa, Centennial Wulf, and Michael Hunkin.

BGCAS CALENDAR:

 

 

 

JANUARY 2020:

National Mentoring Month

Teen Driving Awareness Month

 

 

January 1:

New Year's Day

CLUBHOUSE CLOSED

 

 

January 2:

CLUBHOUSE CLOSED

 

 

January 6:

Spring Semester Begins

Clubhouse Re-Opens to Club Members

 

 

January 8:

Mini-Club Festival

I AM A MENTOR Day

 

 

January 17:

International Mentoring Day

 

 

January 20:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

CLUBHOUSE CLOSED

 

 

January 22:

MLK Day of Service

Club Projects

 

 

January 29-31

National Mentoring Summit

 

 

January 30:

#ThankYourMentor Day

BGCAS Board of Directors Annual Meeting

 

 

FEBRUARY 2020:

National Black History Month

National Heart Healthy Month

 

 

February 14:

Valentine's Day

 

 

February 17:

President's Day

CLUBHOUSE CLOSED

 

 

February 18:

National Youth Outcomes Initiative (NYOI) Youth Survey 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 - DECEMBER 2019

Gavin Gurr - Eagle Scout Project

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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