High-Quality Club Experience
We have a long and proud history of being a leader in the youth development field. While we’ve come a long way in 30 years, one thing hasn’t changed:
Boys & Girls Clubs make a positive difference in the lives of youth by providing a high-quality Club Experience.
We show up every day to prove every kid has what it takes. We are a leading youth development organization with skilled, caring professionals who understand where every kid is coming from and help them shape their path toward a great future. What sets us apart:
A safe, positive environment (encompassing both physical and emotional safety)
Supportive relationships with adults and peers
Access to fun and a sense of belonging
Meaningful opportunities and expectations
Formal and informal recognition
We Are A Leader In Out-of-School Time Programming
We are committed to providing relevant, engaging experiences that are safe and fun, leads to a sense of belonging, and develops the skills needed to achieve success in the 21st century.
Through evidence-informed program models, staff practices, and organization systems, we are a leading youth development organization with skilled, caring professionals who understand where every kid is coming from and help them shape their path toward a great future
Youth voice enables youth to act as agents of their own development. By integrating youth voice into the Club Experience, we generate opportunities for leadership and responsibility, and help prepare youth to positively and productively engage with their community.
Every program is developed so youth can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Our staff are trained to respond and care for youth dealing with trauma or stress. We are committed to support youth through the process and help them become more resilient over time.
Better Outcomes for Youth
Young people we serve lead healthier lives, avoid risky behaviors, are more likely to graduate from high school, and have the social-emotional skills to achieve success.
Character & Citizenship
These programs help youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills to participate in the democratic process. Program participants develop leadership skills and gain opportunities for planning, decision-making, and contributing to their Club and community.