In 1991, the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe was incorporated as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Community members formed a Board of Directors and began the process of establishing youth development programs for the south shore community.
By 1993, the Club was accepted into the membership of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. This same year the Club hired the first Executive Director and established school based satellite programs. The programs were offered at five elementary schools within the Lake Tahoe Unified School District.
The Club expanded into the state of Nevada in 1998 and opened a site at a public housing unit. This expansion enforced the Club’s mission of serving youth in the south shore area regardless of which side of the state line they lived. The housing facility was demolished in April of 2004, but it is still our mission to serve children in both states.
On July 10th, 2001, the Board of Director realized another long-range goal by signing a joint use agreement with the Lake Tahoe Unified School District for the construction and use of facilities between the two entities. With this signing came a most generous gift of $505,000 from the Park Cattle Company for costs associated with construction. New building plans are currently suspended, awaiting the outcome of variables within the community and the school district.
In the fall of 2004, the Club expanded its single site which was located in the portables at Al Tahoe Elementary School into two sites. The Club occupied a wing in the old Al Tahoe School and provides programs in the MPR at Bijou Elementary. The Al Tahoe site served middle school and elementary school children.
In December 2021, the Club launched the Building Bright Futures Campaign to raise the remaining funds for a new Clubhouse. In April 2022, the Angel of Tahoe building was completed and opened for members.
The Club expanded their programs to Meyers Elementary School, formally known as Magnet Elementary School, at the start of the 2022-2023 school year. In the 2023-2024 school year, the Club also started providing programs at Tahoe Valley Elementary School for TK and Kinder.