“We need to make a difference in the lives of the youth and be the best possible influence that we can!”
Our Promise to America’s Youth:
To provide a safe, positive, and fun environment. To develop supportive relationships and offer targeted programs for academic success, good character and citizenship, and to promote healthy lifestyles that will have a significant impact on their lives.
Enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
Unique Characteristics of a Boys & Girls Club:
▪Clubs are community-based and building-centered.
▪Clubs provide a safe, affordable place for young people during non-school hours and during the summer.
▪Clubs are led by paid, trained youth development professionals.
Boys & Girls Clubs Provide Young People With:
▪A safe place to spend time during non-school hours and the summer as an alternative to the streets or being home alone.
▪A chance to play, have fun, laugh and learn.
▪Opportunities to build new skills that raise each child’s belief that he or she can succeed and receive recognition for personal accomplishments.
▪Ongoing relationships with caring adults and connections to new friends in a positive environment, reinforcing a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility and civic responsibility.
▪Generation-changing programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits and high expectations for success as an adult.
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