OUR SIX CORE INITIATIVES
- Arts; Education;
Character & Leadership; Health & Life Skills;
Fitness & Recreation; and Technology
Unique Characteristics of a Boys & Girls Club
- Clubs are
community-based and building-centered.
- Clubs provide a safe,
affordable place for young people during after-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 & 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
- Ongoing relationships
with caring adults & connections to new friends in a
positive environment; reinforcing a sense of belonging, personal
accountability, civility and civic responsibility.
programs that support a commitment to learning,
positive values, healthy habits & high expectations for success as