The Boys and Girls Clubs of Yukon were founded in 1999 as the Whitehorse Youth Centre Society, in partnership with the City of Whitehorse. The club was initially designed as a grass roots society that operated out of a trailer parked at the Second Haven Skateboard Park, and served as a place to connect with youth ages 12-18.
Throughout the years it became more apparent that the youth of Whitehorse need a safe and supportive place to gather. In 2006, the Whitehorse Youth Centre Society became the Boys and Girls Club of Whitehorse and joined the Boys and Girls Club national movement as provisional members. Shortly thereafter, the society upgraded its facility and moved to a new location that included a warehouse and a small kitchen space. In this new facility, the organization began to expand its scope of programming. This location served the society through its formative years, as the organization learnt to create and provide in depth, developmental asset growth based programming for children and youth.
In 2008 the Boys and Girls Club of Whitehorse became full members of the national movement and managed to renovate their space to include an indoor skate park. In 2010 the Club expanded once more beginning to offer afterschool programs to children ages 6 -12.
As of 2015, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yukon have moved to a new, larger and better equipped facility, and has expanded enough to require a second facility to house the organization’s Operation Department. The organization now spans two locations within Whitehorse, offer programming at two additional program sites, and has begun expanding services across Yukon. Throughout our many years of efforts within the Yukon we have served thousands of children and youth across the territory and helped them to become healthy, confident, and connected citizens.