As a community member and Clarkston City Councilor, I really appreciate what the club gives kids…

that they might not get at home or school—a place that offers activities and opportunities to the kids who need those options the most.  The Club is a real benefit to our community.  There are families that would have a significantly more challenging time without the services provided by the Club.  And I love that it’s a safe and affordable place for my kids to be.

-Skate Pierce
Clarkston City Councilor

My name is Nathan Alford, editor and publisher of the Lewiston Tribune.

I am a Club kid.
And I’m just one of thousands who’ve benefited from our Club since it opened its doors 72 years ago. Hear this … Join me … in recognizing the positive impact that our Boys and Girls Clubs has on so many of our sons, daughters and entire families. Do I get a bit nostalgic? Absolutely. That’s because the Club – then down by Vollmer Bowl – taught this 1980s Club kid – a wirey, 75-pounds
with a decent hoop shot and quick lay-in – how to compete, and how to win and lose gracefully. It introduced me to kids, coaches and staff – like the Blume brothers – that I wouldn’t have met, and will never forget. My years at the Club – including an unforgettable camp trip with Butch Holden to the 7 Devils – helped define my character today. Shoot … I doubt this mustache would be possible without the Club. My Dad was a Club kid. And my kids are Club kids, too. It’s a family affair. It’s all about community.
Support our Clubs.
Be Great.

-Nathan Alford
Editor/Publisher, Lewiston Tribune

I’m the School Resource Officer in the Clarkston Schools.

I see first-hand that the Club may be the most positive thing most kids get to do outside of school. They have some place to go after school instead of hitting the streets or worse. The Club offers sports and other healthy activities. And with community support provides grilled cheese sandwiches for the kids every day. Food, fun and a safe place to do it. What more could you want?

-John Morbeck
Clarkston School Resource Officer

I was on the Nez Perce Tribal Council in the 1990s when we first looked into a Lapwai Club.

I’ve heard the club success stories from my daughter who worked at the club. I’ve been a volunteer at the club and participated in their mentoring program. To me, the Club is a place for youth to go and have a positive experience. To the community it’s a place where they can get encouragement to make a better life. To the Nez Perce Tribe, it’s positive impact to us all. And my grandchildren say it’s fun and educational.

-Bill Picard
Nez Perce Tribal Council Member

Lewiston Branch:
1021 Burrell Ave Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: (208) 746-2301
Clarkston Branch:
1414 Highland Ave. Clarkston, WA 99403
Phone: (509) 758-9647