Armando’s Story

“They care for me, but not about me” Armando share this thought with Zach his mentor as they were talking about Arman- do’s home life. Armando is in High School and has been a Club member for many years. He is learning how to play the guitar and enjoys playing sports. For a while Armando […]

Sofia and Alicia’s Story

Shoes to keep their feet warm, books to read with their little sister and crafts to spend time together. These were the material things that Sofia and Alicia wanted for Christmas. But in their hearts, all they really want is to be with their mom. Sofia and Alicia along with their younger sister are staying […]

Eric’s Story

How many times did you hear your parents say “You have to go to school!” in the mornings? And no matter what, there was no way you were missing school. Eric has not heard that in a while. He lives with his mom and older brothers but none in his home noticed he wasn’t going […]

Rubi’s Story

I had the opportunity of mentoring Rubi in October of 2017, Rubi had become a club member in summer 2017 with her two younger brothers, Issac and Noe. From the beginning of when Rubi had become a club member, she had established herself as a kind and helpful person. This was known to club members […]

Katie’s Story

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Aden’s Story

“He called me mom” This is how Diana one of our amazing staff began to tell me about Aden. Aden came in every day from summer school during his first year. He was greatly influenced by two other club members that not always made the right choices, so he was a handful. However, his story […]

Pablo’s Story

Pablo has been part of the club since he was in the 7th grade and now this year he will be graduating high school. Pablo is currently our Keystone service clubs treasurer and he has been doing an amazing job. I first got to meet Pablo last year when I began to be part of […]

Bianca’s Story

Bianca, a thirteen-year-old teen who joined The Boys and Girls Club because of the OJP program, and now an active member to this day. Bianca’s personality is a natural leader, ready to take charge and find solutions to any problem. Gumercinda, Bianca’s mother has health issues and sometimes unable to leave home. While recruiting Bianca […]

Genesis: Mentor Story

A club member who sought out for advice and a way to make the club a great place would be Genesis. She has two goals that she had made for herself. One of the goals was to make a new friend and have them join her in an activity. The other goal is to make […]

Elijah: Mentor Story

Being a mentor for the Boys and Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley, all club members are unique and with one of the mentees that signed on to the “Think Big” program, Elijah who was the example of a great club member. Elijah is a well mannered 1st grader who wanted to be involved with […]