Boys and Girls Club- Native Services
Clubs on Native Lands
Today, Boys & Girls Clubs is the largest Native youth-serving agency in the nation, reaching about 90,000 Native youth in American Indian, Alaska Native, American Samoan, and Hawaiian tribal communities. With nearly 200 Clubs, Boys & Girls Clubs provide Native young people with a variety of culturally relevant, life-enhancing programs every year.
To fulfill the needs of Native youth, BGCA’s successful programs were adapted and modified to integrate Native culture to cause an impact on the lives of children and teens that attend Clubs in Native communities. While honoring Native traditions, the Native Boys & Girls Clubs serve to promote growth and development that is contrary to the risk factors these youth face.
Our Club is currently programming 9 clubs with a focus on Education, the Arts, Health & Wellness, Sports & Rec, while infusing Culture into each of those areas. We are serving 60 youth during COVID.
- Chlorine Machines – Aquatic physical activity and games
- Problem Solving Adventures – Physical and Written games that focus on developing adaptability and creative thinking.
- Fine Arts – Developing and exploring a variety of different art forms and activities.
- Jr. Master Chef – Youth prepare their own snack as they follow their instructors directions on how to prepare a healthy snack, meal or drink.
- Healthy Habits – Instructional activities that help youth learn about nutritious foods, how to read nutrition labels and promotes physical activity.
- All Stars – Introduces youth to a variety of physical activity games and sports while promoting exercise and teamwork.
- Drama Matters – Introduces youth to acting & physical expression, works to inspire imagination,
build confidence and provide a form of expression for young people.
- Image Makers – Introduces youth to photography, both expressive and professional while also covering other aspects such as scrap booking, photo development and editing.
- DIY Stem – Engages youth with fun and creative science, technology, engineering and math activities that can be done with items found at home.
Two additional Clubs are offered on half days:
- Passport To Manhood – Promotes & teaches positive behavior, responsibility, team work, goal-setting and leadership ability in Club boys through a variety of fun activities.
- Hey Girl Hey – Focuses on developing leadership ability, self-esteem, creativity, positive relationships, and setting goals with a variety of fun activities for Club girls.
A waitlist is available and those youth will be contacted to attend when we are able to expand the number of youth we can safely serve. You may download a registration form by clicking the following link: BGC Registration 2020-2021. Please answer all fields & questions as forms with a blank field will be considered incomplete. Forms can be submitted to the WC Front desk or emailed directly to email@example.com.
Currently we are also creating a variety of videos to offer as virtual programming for youth at home. These videos cover Traditional Dance, exercise routines, storytelling and the Coeur d’Alene Language. You can view these videos on our Facebook page Boys & Girls Club of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe
USA Football’s First Down Event
First Down introduces kids and parents to the game of football in a fun, free and friendly format • Kids learn the basics of football such as running, jumping, passing and catching in a no-pressure, non-intimidating setting.
We had a great day with all the kids! Thanks for bringing your kids down to play! We hope to do this again soon!
Marimn Health would like to extend a huge thank you to Pitch in For Baseball & Softball for awarding us an equipment grant for our 2019 Baseball Season. They provided us with gently used bats, brand new catcher’s set, helmets, new baseballs, and new tee-ball/youth baseball mitts! With their help, we were able to provide more comfortably fitting helmets, better gloves for some of our youth, more suitable baseball bat sizes, provide equipment for our players – sparing our parents some additional expenses and generating more excitement during games thanks to our kids wanting to show off the new gear!
Click on their logo to visit their website and see all the awesome work they are doing around the nation! Our kids had tons of fun thanks to PIFBS!
Due to COVID – All 2020 Fall Sports Offering have been cancelled.
We hope to reschedule these sports during the spring season but that will be dependent on how things look during that time regarding COVID restrictions. Thank you for your patience and we hope to see your children competing in youth sports in the future!
Boys & Girls Club of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe offers a wide range of youth sports throughout the year. Activities include youth tackle football, cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, USGA Jr. golf, swimming, dance, archery, and wrestling. Contact us to learn more or to register your child!
Registration forms can be downloaded from here: BGC Registration 2020-2021 or can be requested via email from Josh Izaguirre, BGC Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org , 208-686-9355 ext. 2511 (office), or Kasey Zurcher, BGC Coordinator at email@example.com, 208-686-9355 ext. 2503.
Below are link(s) for current sports, events and program offerings for BGC Members throughout the year. Credit/debit card required for online registration.
Want to pay over the phone? We can do that too! Found out late about registration and can’t pay until payday? No sweat! We can enroll your child(ren) and put the payment due date down for the day you are able to pay or break it up into payments as long as your account is in good standing with our program.
Boys and Girls Club- Teen Services
The Teen room is a safe space reserved for our BGC teens to hangout in the Wellness Center supervised by WC Staff.
COVID Precautionary Measures – Teen room is currently limited to an 8 teen capacity at all times.
- Snacks provided
- Pool Table
- Portable Basketball Arcade Game
- Drink Mini Fridge
- Wall mounted charging station for mobile devices
- Two Wall mounted TVS
- A PS4 & Xbox 1
- Netflix access
- Puzzles & Board Games with new ones purchased on a quarterly basis
Basketball Court – Side A (Closest to the Snack Bar) is reserved for teen use from 3pm to 5pm on normal school day, and 1pm to 5pm on half days.
Basketballs, Volleyballs and Footballs are available for Teen Use.
COVID Precautionary Measures – Court A is currently limited to a 20 teen capacity at all times.
Teen nights are a special saturday event for Teens, 7th-12th grade, from 5pm to 9pm.
Dinner is provided and a variety of activities are offered.
For example: Hide and Seek, scavenger hunts, or tournaments for gaming, basketball or volleyball.
Current 2020-2021 Dates are TBA. Stay Tuned!
CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID-19
Coeur d’ Alene Tribal Youth Council
CO-ED BLOW OUT
5 ON 5, FULL COURT and CO-ED
18 & UNDER: TIM WOLFE MEMORIAL GYM
1100 A STREET PLUMMER, ID 83851
14 & UNDER: RON MILLER’S GYM
1255 E STREET PLUMMER, ID 83851
ALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT
THE TIM WOLFE MEMORIAL GYM
Registration Fees: TBA
Stay tuned for more information!
Rockin’ the Rez 2019 ran from July 15th to July 31st, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. –4:30 p.m. It is a summer program that’s designed for youth ages 5 –12 years.
Rockin’ the Rez provides activities such as traditional singing, dancing, drumming, arts and crafts, hip-hop dancing, rock climbing, fishing, sports, swimming, traditional camp, filming music video, and field trips.
Each year, Rockin’ the Rez culminates with a community celebration and showcase for the community, parents, relatives, friends, and community members. Boys & Girls Club of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe runs Rockin’ the Rez each year, hiring Youth Leaders, Assistant Youth Leaders, and Youth Coordinators who plan the programming and provide supervision and oversight for this program.
Interested? Call the Wellness Center at 208.686.9355 ext. 2500 and ask for BGC for more information.
The Tribal Youth Council is made up of thirty students who range in age from 12-19. It is recognized by the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council as a formal entity within the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. The Council is also recognized as a UNITY Tribal Youth council.
Their activities include fundraising, community projects, leadership camps, UNITY conference and the Northwest Indian Youth conference. The Council’s community projects have included cutting and stacking wood for elders, serving dinner at community events, cleaning and planting flowers at the neighborhood parks, and helping at the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indian conferences. Their fundraising projects have included 50/50 drawings, bake sales, and the largest fundraising project was a Youth Basketball Tournament.
The Tribal Youth Council also hosted dances for the youth in the community; over the last three years 924 youth attended the eleven-hosted dances.
Interested? The Council meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.