Another Great Future Starts Today
After 50 years of individually serving at-risk children in the Salt Lake Valley, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake and Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley combined our organizations on July 1, 2015.
With this historic unification, the new Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake is now one of the largest and most influential youth serving organizations in Utah.
More locations! We now have a total of 12 locations throughout Salt Lake and Tooele, and we will serve over 8,000 youth annually. Each of our locations offers our trusted Boys & Girls Club programs and services. So if you move, we'll still be in your neighborhood!
What's Staying the Same?
Our commitment to children. There will be no change in membership fees and dues for child care or any other programs. Boys & Girls Clubs will remain affordable for all kids. Our unification will not interrupt our important work of serving children. In fact, through the collective resources of our new organization, we will be able to serve more kids in more places than ever before.
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley began as the Murray Boys Club, which opened in 1967. The Sugar House Boys Club opened in 1968, marking the beginning of what would become Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake. While the Murray and Sugar House Clubs originally served less than 200 kids per year, the new Boys & GIrls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake now serves over 8,000 youth annually at 12 locations across Salt Lake City, Murray, Midvale, Kearns, Sandy, Tooele, and the surrounding communities.
"Our organizations may be growing, but our commitment to children will never change” says LeAnn Saldivar. Saldivar has been President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake since 2005, and will serve the same role in the unified organization. “We’re combining for the simple reason that more kids than ever are in need of a safe place to go after school. Countless children in the Salt Lake area have no one to turn to when they are struggling with math homework, fighting peer pressure, or simply trying to figure out their future. These kids need a Boys & Girls Club, and only by coming together will we be able to make that happen.”
Bob Dunn, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley, and Vice-President of the new organization, sees bold new opportunities on the horizon. “We’ve come a long way, but we have a lot more to do” says Dunn. “With our collective resources, we anticipate that in five years, we’ll be able to open up new locations in places like West Valley City, Taylorsville, and Magna. Our Clubs could serve as many as 10,000 youth.”
For more information about our new locations, email us, or contact 801-322-4411.