The Mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Boys and Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area serves over 950 youth (ages 6-18) during after-school and summer hours. Our Club members come from three Northern Minnesota communities: Cass Lake, Walker, and Deer River.
We pride ourselves on creating once in a lifetime opportunities for our youth that they would not find elsewhere. We offer a variety of programs aimed at enhancing the lives of our members, from getting homework help, to building character and leadership skills, to participating in fun activities in the gym. Boys and Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. Great futures start here each and every day.
-The Boys & Girls Clubs Of America’s ‘Service to Youth’ Award was presented to Harry Entwistle (long time Board Member of the Boys & Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area) by Board President Mark Olson at a recent Board retreat/planning session. This award, presented for exemplary service, is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Boys & Girls Club volunteer. Harry has been a board member and active volunteer with BGCLLA for over 12 years.
-In partnership with the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, each of the three BGCLLA Clubs were able to host a Health Walk at their site. Everyone had a great time, and over 1,000 kids attended.
-Thanks to all who donated to our clubs during Give to the Max Day 2014!
Board Chair Mark Olson presenting the 'Service to Youth' award to Harry Entwistle
Some of the kids who attended the Health Walk hanging out in Deer River