Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior and integrity and does not tolerate inappropriate or illegal activity on the part of any Club Staff, volunteer or youth member.
All policies are designed to ensure the maximum safety and protection of Club members and Staff. We work every day to create a safe, fun and positive Club environment so Club members can have every opportunity in realizing their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
Safety Of All
Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley has comprehensive safety policies in place that protect youth – including but not limited to, supervision, transportation, communication, and prohibiting one-on-one contact.
Mandatory criminal background checks are required for every staff and board member of the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley, and any volunteer who has direct contact with children. These are conducted in advance, as well as each year.
Each Club location completes an Internal review in a specific online tool, as well as a safeety audit by membes of the Program & Safety Committee.
Any critical incident must be reported to Boys & Girls Club of America within 24 hours.
Any employee interested in obtaining employment at another Boys & Girls Club, anywhere, is required to have a referrence check completed from the previous Club, even if Clubs are from the same community.
Boys & Girls Club of America’s Club Safety is designated to monitor each training by volunteers and staff:
- First Aid / CPR
- Supervision of Children
- Mandated Reporting
- Emergency Situations
Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley focuses on safety when making resource allocations and decisions regarding capital expenditures, transportation vehicles, and sports equipment.
24 hour toll-free safety hotline
We encourage all staff, members, and families to report any incident or situation they feel is unsafe. Through our collaboration with DCFS – Everyone has access to this resource.
Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley Staff and Volunteers are mandated reporters, required to notify local authorities immediately with any critical incident or safety concern. Additionally, the organization complies with all Federal , state, and local safety laws, including those impacting facilities and vehicles.
Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley has a Board led Program & Safety Committee to provide input and guidance on local policies and safety strategies
Bill Munsch • Don Weissman • Flynn Kirkpatrick • Geovanny Ragsdale
Lili Lozano • Sean Sullivan • Susan Smithers • Tim Federsen