Kristine Perrance, Executive Director
Kristine moved to the Hi-Desert in 2001 with a heart to work with the youth of our Morongo Basin. She began working with children through our local schools as a parent volunteer, tutor and teachers’ aid. Kristine and her husband Mitch, along with their 4 children, served in a local church as Youth Leaders for 6 years. In 2011, Kristine came to the Boys and Girls Club, and in just under three years as Teen Director, daily membership of the Teen Center has grown to 40+ members attending per day. Under Kristine’s leadership, about one-quarter of our teens are dedicated volunteers, helping in our snack bar, tutoring kids in Project Learn, helping to run gym activities, volunteering in our community and at special events. Kristine is now our dedicated Executive Director who interacts effectively with board members, staff, parents and Club members. Kristine works great within our community during events and fundraisers, establishing working relationships with other service organizations. She works hard to keep everyone on the same page, with a clear direction toward our organizational goals: Child Safety, Securing New Funding, Club Programs and Improving Community Relations.
Shawn Moon Director of Operations
Raised in Joshua Tree, Shawn graduated from YVHS in 2007. He attended San Bernardino Valley College then transferred to La Sierra University on a soccer scholarship. Shawn has is associated degree in Sociology and is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s online through Grand Canyon University. Shawn comes to us with 4 years of Boys & Girls Club experience, previously working at the Boys & Girls Club of the San Gorgonio Pass as a Site Director. Shawn’s passion to work with kids and help them grow as individuals is what drives him to be a part of an organization like BGCA. His ultimate desire is to work with at risk youth, either in social work, corrections, or counseling. “Anything is doable it’s all about confidence.”
Christy Coleman, Teen Director
Heather was born and raised in North Carolina, and moved to Yucca Valley in May of 2013. She received her Childcare credentials from Nash Community College, and earned a Medical Office Specialist diploma from Kaplan College. She is currently working towards her Bachelors of Science in Human Services. Heather has ten years of experience working with young children and nine years of experience working with a Community Action Agency. She believes that we are important role models in the lives of children and teenagers, and we must be a positive role model in their lives so they can grow to be self-sufficient adults.
Marlena Washington, Front Desk Operator
Bio coming soon
Christa Jenkins, Recreation Aid
Christa was born in Riverside, Ca, then shortly after moved to Pioneertown, Ca, and spent the rest of her childhood/teenage years living there. She attended Yucca Valley High School and during her sophomore year, started volunteering at her local Boys & Girls Club to help the children of the community learn and grow. Christa obtained a summer job at the Club and it later turned into a seasonal/substitute job. As she worked towards her education and juggled school, sports, and work, she became very responsible, independent, and very good with time management and that is what she strives to teach the children here at the Club. Christa is now a part time recreational aide at the Club and also work as a waitress at Pho 85 restaurant. Her career goal is to be an elementary school teacher.
Anthony Boetger, Gym Supervisor
Anthony is a Student at CMC in pursuit of a degree in teaching. He believes that an education builds a better world, a sentiment he wishes to instill in our club members. He graduated high school locally and after a short time living in the inland empire, he returned to be closer to family. Now he looks to become a teacher and continue his dedication to the students of the Morongo Basin.
Haley Rayburn, Program Aid
Haley was Born in Palm Springs. She has lived in Yucca Valley her whole life. Haley Started working at the Club during spring break of 2014. She is the Program Administrator for the Club who oversees Project Learn. Her love and passion for working with kids shows in her daily. She has worked at Manning Family Daycare, Yucca Valley Elementary, and currently at Joshua Tree Elementary as an Instructional Aide. Haley is currently attending Copper Mountain College for her Associates in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education. “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.”- Milton Berle
56525 Little League Drive,
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Ph: (760) 365-5437
Fax: (760 ) 228-3017
Our Mission: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
P.O. Box 402
Yucca Valley, CA 92286
A 501 (C)(3) Non-profit
“One hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much was in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.”