What We Do
Every day at the Clubs, stories unfold that show our staff, families, and Club kids the most important role of the Boys & Girls Club: to provide our kids with the opportunity to belong, to succeed, to serve their communities, and to share their voice with the world. Club kids have new experiences every day that give them hope. That’s why 57% of alumni surveyed nationally say the Club actually saved their life.
A Boys & Girls Club provides:
- A safe place to learn and grow
- Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
- Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
- Hope and opportunity
Formula for impact
Every child should graduate high school on time, college or career-ready with the skills they need to succeed in today’s globally competitive workforce. To ensure that reality, Clubs partner with youth, parents, schools and other community stakeholders to implement three approaches: academic enrichment and school engagement, targeted dropout prevention, and intensive intervention and case management.
Character & Good Citizenship
Developing America’s next generation of world changers starts today. Our country’s future depends on responsible, engaged citizens and innovative, resilient leaders. Helping youth acquire the skills needed to participate in the democratic process is the main thrust of out programs. Through our programming, Club members develop leadership skills, contribute to the Clubs and their community, and improve decision-making and planning skills, all while celebrating our national heritage.
Healthy minds need the support of healthy bodies. A future generation of active citizens begins by building healthy habits in our kids. Club programs develop daily fitness habits, offer nutrition education programs, encourage a positive use of leisure time, strengthen social and interpersonal skills, and help youth members understand the importance of healthy relationships. They also reduce stress and foster a general appreciation for the environment.