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Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson has been in the forefront of youth development in Tucson for over 50 years. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson currently provides affordable alternatives and after-school programming to over 9,000 youth across Tucson and serves over 4,500 active Club members each year at our six Clubhouse locations throughout Tucson. Our programs are offered year-round and are safe, fun and affordable for all youth.

Make Way for Books

The mission of Make Way for Books is to give all children the chance to read and succeed. We provide a full continuum of early literacy education, programs, and resources to make sharing books an important and enjoyable part of families’ lives. Our highest priority is to serve economically disadvantaged families with young children (birth through five) and early childhood professionals in under-served areas of Tucson and southern Arizona. Make Way for Books envisions a community in which all children enter kindergarten with the necessary early literacy skills to be successful in school and throughout life.

Beads of Courage

Beads of courage program – children tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate milestones they have achieved along their unique treatment path. Beads of courage, inc. Maintains the inventory of all program materials for implementation including program bead kits, handmade beads, program membership cards and related materials currently providing support to over 30,000 children in 150 children’s hospitals with this program. There are specific beads of courage program bead guides to support children coping with the following chronic life threatening conditions: cardiac conditions, tramatic burns, hemophilian and other blood disorders.