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Boys and Girls Club of Sierra Blanca

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Results: In the short time we have been open, we have registered over 19% of the youth in Lincoln County! We have about 130-140 kids per day come to our Club.

Target demographics: youth between the ages of 5 and 18

Direct beneficiaries per year: 400+

Geographic areas served: Lincoln County, NM

Programs: Power Hour, Martial Arts, Drama Matters, Smart Girls, Triple Play, Passport to Manhood, First Tee and many more programs.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I could not be more pleased that Ruidoso finally has a Boys and Girls Club. This has been life changing for many families. With an area with so many under served children this could not be a bigger blessing.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GREAT organization!!!! They provide a much needed service to this community. Thanks Tim and your team for all you do for Ruidoso.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The Sierra Blanca Boys and Girls Club meets a huge need in our community by providing a structured, supervised and safe environment for children before and after school. In addition, the Boys and Girls Club is constantly open to new programs and ideas that might benefit the students and parents of Lincoln County. The current administration and staff make this a great asset to our community.

Donor

Rating: 5

We are lucky to have a Boys and Girls Club in Ruidoso New Mexico. Kids today need a purpose and some direction. With a leader like Tim Coughlin who runs this Boys and Girls Club that need is being fulfilled. Tim surrounds himself with a good support team. Luckily for the kids and everyone concerned these kids have things to do that will keep them out of trouble and accomplishing real goals. Kudos for Tim and his group. keep up the good work. Thank you for your help and concern. Gary Lynch

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Blanca is an amazing place for the youth of Lincoln County. Tim & his awesome staff do so much with so little, it never ceases to amaze me. This is a great organization that deeply cares about it's members & their families. I urge all citizens of Lincoln County to drop by the Club and check out the great things going on.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This place has literally changed our community! There was a time when the children had no where to go, and the parents of those children had no where to work because they had to care for the Children. Well I am happy to say that has changed. The boys and girls club provides a place for the children to congregate, learn, and enjoy a healthy meal while parents of those children can now work because they know their children are in a safe place. I congratulate Sierra Blanca Boys and Girls Club. Thank you for all you do

Mary Ann2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm not really sure what would become of the youth of this community without this club. I am on the Board of Directors of the Little Bear Forest Reform Coalition and we had an incredible interactive presentation between our organization, American Wildfire, the Ruidoso board of Realtors and private citizens that blew me away. These kids are hungry for information and eager to learn. I will always support this organization.

Keri6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Blanca is a blessing to our community. There had been a shortage of qualified child care facilities and safe "kid friendly" activities for far too long. Now, we are blessed to have an amazing staff of dedicated, caring individuals who truly have our children's best interests at heart. It's nice to know our children are being well cared for, learning & enjoying themselves when we can not be with them....Many thanks to the staff, Board & volunteers who graciously provide their time to the "club". I always refer friends, co-workers and clients to the Boys and Girls Club of Sierra Blanca! :)

Donor

Rating: 5

Ruidoso is a small mountain community whose economic engine is fueled by tourism. It costs more to live here; consequently, most households have a working Mom and Dad. The need for a Boys and Girls Club was tremendous. Since it's inception, all have been astounded at the overwhelming success. The dedication of the volunteer Board of Directors and staff are to be highly commended for a stupendous job well done!

Glen Cheng

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was selected as a board member in August 2013, and in my time there I have found that my fellow board members, the Director, and staff are absolutely committed to the success of the organization, but more importantly, the kids. The programs that have been put into place are a positive influence and change the lives of the children whether they are at-risk or not. The truth is that all kids are at-risk, and the Club has provided a safe, positive, and constructive environment that they can grow and just have fun. The staff takes great pride in their jobs, and it's clear that they are very much invested in the success and well-being of the kids that go to the Club. I spoke to one of the staff today, and she told me about how they resolved a bullying situation. I've also heard from multiple staff members and kids that they come to the club because their home lives aren't that great, and they feel more comfortable at the Club than they do at home. I can say that I am proud to serve as a board member and will do anything to help ensure the success of the Club and the continuation and growth of their programs.

HEAL

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a very valuable resource in our rural community. The organization is well run by committed professionals, staff and volunteers. The Executive Director does a fantastic job and is well respected in our area. This program meets the needs of children who would otherwise "fall through the cracks."