Are you a Boys & Girls Club kid? Please tell us how the Boys & Girls Clubs played a role in your life
Boys & Girls Clubs alumni are shining examples of how Clubs help shape young people and assist them in achieving their dreams. Many alums from across the country have achieved particular distinction in fields such as entertainment, business, politics and sports; however, the average alumnus is not famous. Most have achieved success by getting an education, raising a family, serving their country, pursuing a career or supporting the community! Club alums are living proof that “Great Futures Start Here.” Join our growing alumni organization and be a part of a committed group of people who are generously giving back.
Recently I started working for the Dean as a student worker. Organizing and participating in campus events reminds me of my past participation with Keystone Leadership Program at Indio Boys and Girls Club. All the life lessons and skills I was taught throughout my participation with Keystone have carried with me and have been reapplied many times. I will forever be thankful to the Boys and Girls Club staff who mentored and encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone.
Each year the Tony Reagins Alumni Association grows with Boys and Girls Club alumni. The association hosts an annual golf tournament which raises thousands of dollars to send Club youth to college. If you would like to learn more about the association please call us at 760-836-1160.
I was the first Boy of the Year at the Indio Boys club. I remember I went by myself to the dinner/awards banquet, when I got home I showed my mom all of the awards I had won that evening. I hadn’t invited her because I was embarrassed - I wasn’t embarrassed of my mom, I was embarrassed because I had an alcoholic father. I didn’t understand this until years later. But this is exactly how important the Boys Club was to me. I kid you not, I was attending the Club every day from the 7th grade into college! I was a recipient of the Boys Club scholarship. I finished with my B.A and I’ve been teaching for 20 years and very involved in the teachers union. I still go to the Boys Club every summer and hand out baseball cards to the kids, I’ve been doing this since the 90s. Thank you!