Why We're Special
Four key characteristics define the essence of the Aztec Boys & Girls Club. All are critical in exerting the positive impact on the live of a child.
Our Purpose is to promote decency and prevent delinquency through services geared toward the physical, mental and moral well being of the youth in our community by providing education, recreation, vocational and cultural programs based on those principles
Dedicated Youth Facility
We are in an actual neighborhood-based building designed solely for youth programs and activities.
Present membership is approximately 1,000 boys and girls and is open to all youth between the ages of six and eighteen regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, social or economic background.
The Club is open every day after school, when kids have free time and need positive productive outlets
How to Join
Applications for membership are available at the Club and must be signed by a parent or guardian. Dues are $10.00 annually. Program fees are additional and scholarships are available for those in need.
Our Club has full-time, trained youth development professionals providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support.
Primary sources of funding are Fundraising Special Events, Grants, Corporate and Individual Donations and San Juan United Way allocations. We are not federal, state, city or county funded.
Available and Affordable to All Youth
The Club reaches out to kids who cannot afford, or may lack access to other programs. Dues are low at $10.00 per year.
Main Unit Hours
The Main Club is located at 311 S. Ash St. Hours for members during the school year are Mondays- 1:00 to 6:00 pm and Tuesday-Friday 2:00-6:00pm.
The Teen Center is located at 105 Simmonds Rd. Hours for members there are Mondays- 2:00-6:00 pm, Tuesday-Thursdays- 3:00 to 6:00 pm and Fridays 3:00 to 10:00 pm.
To register New Members, call the Aztec Boys & Girls Club at 334-8861.
Meet Our Staff
Mike Patch – Executive Director
Mike comes to us with over 20 years experience in nonprofits and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Most recently, he was the Development Manager for Family Crisis Center in Farmington, although his heart has always been in children’s services. For nearly a decade he worked with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, one of the largest professional youth theatres in the country. CTC was a growing experience that taught him many of the skills he hopes to put to work benefitting ABGC.
Mike looks forward to working with the community, our friends and funders to benefit our most precious resource, the children of Aztec.
Veronica Peterson-Program Director
Veronica has been working as the Program Director at the Club on S. Ash St since 2007. She and her husband Ken have two teenagers, Sherrie and Travis. Veronica previously had worked with Boys & Girls Clubs on military bases. She loves all sorts of crafts and outdoor activities and working with young people.