Boys & Girls Club-East Valley operates as a community-based, character building youth development organization. Located in Tempe, Ariz., it serves more than 30,000 children and tens annually. Programs are offered after school and during the summer to youth and teens in the age group of 6-18. The organization also runs Mesa Arts academy, a K-8 charter school. Some of the various program categories offered by Boys & Girls Club-East Valley include arts, character/leadership development, education/career development, sports/fitness/recreation, health/lifeskills and more.