Great Futures Start Here
For over 45 years, the Aztec Boys Girls Club has served the youth and families of Aztec and the surrounding area. Over 100 kids a day take part in programs meant to build strong character, healthy bodies and sharp minds.
Our Main Club facility contains a dual basketball court, outdoor playground, a game room, a technology lab, art room and a concession stand. Our Main Club serves members ages 6 years old until they reach the 6th grade. Our Teen Center is for our Middle School and High School age members. The Teen Center is its own site, where teens can gather for games, recreation and programs appropriate for older members who are seeking to explore their own lives and the larger community.
Our youth are members, with the responsibilities and benefits of membership in an active community organization! Volunteerism, sportsmanship, leadership and kindness are valued. We are building the next generation.
While our membership fees are low, these programs have costs, which we fund through grants, donations, community support and raffles. From our little Club in our small New Mexico town, our raffles have become world famous! What is more, the funds raised support the larger community! A 2015 study, conducted by the University of Michigan, estimated that every $1 invested in a Boys & Girls Club returns $9.60 in earning and cost savings to the community! This means our local Club is worth $3,000,000 annually to Aztec and the surrounding area!
We hold two different raffles every year. The first is our Harley Davidson raffle and the second in our 50 50 raffle. Our Harley Davidson raffle is motorcycle raffle that includes models such as Road King Classics, Softail Classics, Street Glide Classics and more. There is also a cash prize with that raffle. Our second raffle is a 50 50 raffle where the money collected is then split between the club and the winner. We hope that you will support us in upcoming raffles.
• To find out about our daily schedule and program events, click on ACTIVITIES.
• For information about signing up for our programs and activities click on SIGN -UP.
• For information about the mission and core characteristics of the Club, click on MISSION.
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2018 DREAM RAFFLE!
TODAY, someone WON!
Our 2018 Grand Prize Winner is.....
Mr. Marino chose the ......
2018 Harley Davidson Road King Special!
Long Time Supporter Wins Dream Ride
Mary Hartigan of Kihei Hawaii Picks Up Her New Ride
With that said, we had a smaller event, just the kids in the Club, but we did it in a bigger way, webcasting worldwide via Facebook LIVE!
Our most recent winners of Youth of the Month helped load and spin the barrel. At exactly 4 PM, while 10-year-old Cameron held the camera, 6-year-old Emalee and 10-year-old Ahlula reached into the barrel and pulled out a ticket. Ray Marino, who purchased his ticket way back in the first week of our raffle! Ticket number 73 won!
I called Mr. Marino. He was a little surprised, “Aw man, No Way” he said, but he had been buying our tickets for years and quickly we were talking about his choice of the RZR 1000 4 seater or the Road King. He chose the 2018 Harley Davidson Road King Special!
Then Mr. Marino said something that made me happy. He said he has bought tickets for years because he was “always glad to help out with the work we do with kids.” Thanks Ray!
To everyone who bought a ticket, THANK YOU! To everyone who shared our information with friends, THANK YOU! To all those who have reached out to support the Club for years, THANK YOU!
Without YOU, there is NO Club!!!
November Youths Of The Month
Aztec Boys & Girls Club is proud to announce our Youths of the Month for November. Youth of the Month is a tradition of Boys & Girls Clubs across the Country. Youths are selected based on behavior, leadership and attitude in the Clubs during the prior month as a part of broader programs intended to help build good citizenship in the community.
The Youth of the Month for November at our Main Club on Ash Street is Emmalee Fogha!
While only 6 and still fairly new to the Club, Emmalee has a huge personality and an endless amount of positive energy. Since she has come to the Club, this little dynamo attends almost every day, taking part in programs from Power Hour (homework help) to art to game room and gym programs. She is willing to try everything and is always a leader in participation and great attitude.
We look forward to watching Emmalee grow up in our Club house!
Our Teen Center this year moved onto the Campus of Koogler Middle School. In doing so we doubled our Teen (and Tween) participation. As such, we have a great mixture of long-time Club kids, as well as many new faces. Our Teen Youth of the Month is one of those newer faces, Damon Williford! 12-year-old Damon was nominated by Teen Coordinator Tanner LaBlanc based on what Tanner called “Damon’s everlasting courage to be himself.”
Damon is being recognized for the non-stop optimistic attitude he portrays on a daily basis, guiding others to have a positive Club experience! He models kindness and respect in his words and actions within the Club and has blossomed in his short time with us into an emerging leader.
Aztec Boys & Girls Club will be recognizing two outstanding members every month and we hope the community will recognize and appreciate the fine young people who will someday be our leaders in the Four Corners. Congratulations Emmalee and Damon.
For more informationa about the 50/50 raffle please click this link.
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With the 50/50 Raffle, The Winner gets 50% of the Total Money Raised and We Get The Other 50%. We do not spend any money promoting or publicizing the raffle so all of the ticket sales proceeds go into the pot. With this raffle ‘the more the merrier’, so please share this with your co-workers and email contacts and tweet and use Facebook if you like because for every dollar raised, 50% of that dollar gets won by the lucky winner.