Enabling all youth, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential
A Safe, Positive Environment
Club staff, facilities, program offerings and age- appropriate settings create stability, consistency and a sense of physical and emotional safety for members. The Club provides structure and clearly defines acceptable behaviors.
Club youth develop meaningful relationships with peers and adults. Staff members actively cultivate such relationships to ensure that every member feels connected to one or more adults and peers. Staff members demonstrate warmth, caring, appreciation, acceptance and proper guidance in their interactions with members.
Opportunities and Expectations
Club youth acquire physical, social, technological, artistic and life skills. Clubs encourage members to develop moral character and behave ethically. Staff members establish and reinforce high expectations and help young people do well in school and pursue a post-secondary education.
Clubs recognize and affirm young people’s self-worth and accomplishments. Staff members encourage youth and provide positive reinforcement as they make improvements and experience successes. The Club showcases young people’s achievements.
Clubs generate fun for members. Members develop a strong sense of belonging through connections they establish with staff and peers. Staff members make the Club feel like home, fostering a family atmosphere and creating a sense of ownership for members.
What our MEMBERS say
Keeping Kids Safe
Without the Boys & Girls Club, I’d be home alone with my fish – Monroe, Age 8
As a single Dad, I could not have raised my daughter without the Club – Raymond, parent
Empowering Our Members
The Club helped me realize I’m a lot smarter than I thought I was – Romeo, Age 12
Creating Supportive Relationships
I know the staff at the Club really care about me – Jessie, Age 10