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Back to School will look different this year. All 13 Clubhouses will re-open on Monday, August 24 at 75% capacity for youth ages 6-18. Clubs will operate Monday-Friday from 7am-7pm. Current BGCSNV registered members should contact their Clubhouse for Fall enrollment. Non-Members must register online and then enroll for Fall. Please click HERE for more information!

UNLV's first graduate in the HOPE Scholars program for homeless youth will receive her degree this May.

The walk down the red carpet of the Thomas & Mack Center on graduation day is a momentous occasion and one Angellica Hungerford had been looking forward to. Even with this ceremony postponed amid the social distancing climate of the coronavirus pandemic, receiving her degree, this May will mark a significant milestone. 

Hungerford will be the first in her family to receive a college diploma. Hers will be a bachelor's in psychology with a minor in marriage and family therapy. She’s also the first student in the first cohort of the HOPE Scholars program to graduate. 

The HOPE Scholars program provides housing and financial assistance for students who have identified themselves as "unaccompanied youth," or students who have experienced homelessness or grew up as foster youth. 

Hungerford, 21, is used to talking about her upbringing. She’s had her share of ups and downs but through it all, she’s kept one goal in mind: to show her siblings that despite their challenging backgrounds, they can persevere and can break the unhealthy patterns they grew up with. 

She is also an Engelstad Scholar and is planning to get a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. 

May’s graduation postponement is equally a disappointment and silver lining for Hungerford. 

The ceremony is primarily for her grandma, who raised Hungerford and her siblings. The diploma signifies her grandmother’s sacrifices and support.

“She was very sad for me. She told me that she was sorry because I worked so hard to graduate. But I did tell her that it will be postponed for a later day and she was happy that I’ll still be able to graduate,” Hungerford said. “[My siblings] got sad too because they knew how I worked hard to get to where I am now. But they are happy and excited to see my graduate whether it be now or later.”

As for the silver lining, Hungerford is thinking about the next generation of HOPE Scholars. 

“For one of us to graduate, it shows the younger cohorts and for those to come, it is possible. HOPE Scholars do help kids out who have come from hardships. It is possible for us to graduate. We come from bad backgrounds, but we can still make it, and make something of ourselves,” Hungerford said. 

Hungerford is finishing up her classes remotely. Like many fellow students, she’s adjusting. 

Until the middle of March, Hungerford was working as a program coordinator at the Boys & Girls Club. She’s on furlough right now. She has a lot going on and a lot to think about. But it’s the kids at the club who have been on her mind. She worries if the kids are getting food and if they’re safe.

“For me working at the Boys & Girls Club doesn’t feel like a job. It never feels like the same day. It's a different day to day experience. I do miss it a lot. I miss the interaction with co-workers. We keep in contact with each other. We are a mini-family and used to seeing each other more than our significant others and family members."

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For the tenth consecutive year, former LPGA superstar, Natalie Gulbis hosted the annual Natalie Gulbis Golf Classic with proceeds benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV).  Held on Monday, June 17, the golf tournament took place at the prestigious PGA golf course, TPC Summerlin. 

On Wednesday, June 12, Planet Fitness, known for its Judgement Free Zone® and non-intimidating environment, extended its judgment-free philosophy with an unveiling of the first mini Planet Fitness gym housed within one of the 13 Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV).  

Last year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada was honored to receive a $50,000 grant from Lowe’s to do some much-needed renovations to the James Clubhouse located in North Las Vegas.  

Aaron's, Inc., a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, and its divisions Aaron's and Progressive Leasing, surprised Las Vegas teens on April 24 with a freshly remodeled Keystone Teen Center at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Southern Highlands Unit.

Since November of 2017, in partnership with Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment, the Backstreet Boys began donating $1 per ticket sold from their “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” show back to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV).  

On Saturday, April 6 it was a night to celebrate 60 years of Boys & Girls Clubs in Southern Nevada at the 7th Annual Sneaker Ball presented by Credit One Bank and Marnell Gaming, at the M Resort Spa Casino.  Guests were treated to the full Boys & Girls Club experience while flashing their stylish sneakers and raising funds to support the youth enrichment programs for the more than 10,000 youth served annually through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV).  

Glow-in-the-dark entertainment arena, Glowzone Las Vegas, is partnering with us by hosting an “Adult Night” fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 22 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $30 pre-sale online at lv.glowzone.us and $35 at the door. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit BGCSNV. 

Professional BMXer, Ricardo Laguna will emcee the event while a DJ spins upbeat tracks as event attendees participate in all the attractions that Glowzone has to offer, including a miniature golf course, an arcade, bumper cars and mini bowling lanes. Beyond their signature classics, Glowzone offers truly unique experiences such as bazooka ball, a “Mission Impossible” like laser maze, a ninja course and a 20-foot suspended ropes course. Guests will also enjoy cocktails and drinks from a bar, where their first drink is included in their ticket price, as well as light appetizers.  This event is for guests 21 and over and must show valid ID at the time of entrance. 

Selected among seven outstanding youth, 17-year-old, Kaprice Burns has been named the 2019 Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. Kaprice is in her senior year at Spring Valley High School and has been a member of the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Clubs for seven years.  Last year, Kaprice took the honor as Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada Youth of the Year.  She plans to attend the University of Nevada Las Vegas and wants to be an athletic trainer.   

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada provides a safe and positive environment for kids to learn, have fun and develop supportive relationships.