The Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane (BGCCA) is funded and supported by both provincial and municipal government grants and contracts, foundation grants, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada grants, service organizations, program fees, and corporate and private donations.
In February 2018, we launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for a dedicated Teen space in Cochrane called The CLUB. Our current space is serving our youth drop-in program, cooking classes, Legacy guitar program, tutoring and many other popular Teen programs. To expand and provide more programs and services at the request of youth in the community, we need to acquire space. AND we need the community's help in raising funds for our first year, from opening to operating costs! Donating to our GoFundMe is easy!
The CLUB is a unique space that is exclusively for local teens (ages 13 to 17) to hang out at and have fun! This space would be a secondary location for the Boys & Girls Club of Cochrane & Area (BGCCA) to operate teen programming. The vision is to provide a space where all teens can be themselves, have fun, experience new opportunities, build relationships and develop skills for life. The space will feature the same great programming that the BGCCA currently offers. However, with a new space comes new opportunities.
The CLUB will feature the following additions:
- Teen Chefs, a program that teaches life-long kitchen skills and food literacy
- Teen Trips, teens can to go on supervised summer day trips to Calgary, Canmore, Bragg Creek and more!
- A new hang out space featuring a pool table, Virtual Reality, Netflix, and video games
- A fully stocked coffee bar with comfy booths to kick back on
- Music and Club/DJ nights
- LGBTQ+ programming and support
- Youth Outreach
- Space for studying, tutoring and technology access
- A fully supplied art corner and fun activities such as paint night
- Resources for career and education planning, mental health and addiction, as well as suicide intervention
- Fun and highly trained Youth Workers
- And much more!
Fund the Club at www.gofundme.com/fund-the-club.
Donations of any amount are always welcome. Tax receipts are available in accordance with CRA Guidelines.
In kind donations are a great opportunity for small business to give back to the community. The Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane and Area welcomes in kind donations that can be used as silent auction items or prizing for fundraising, supplies for programs and in kind donation of services or materials to the club for repairs and upgrades. Please call 403-981-2020 ext. 222 if you have suggestions on how your small business can be involved today.
A huge BGCCA THANK-YOU to our supporters;
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give"