Boys and Girls Club of America

 

For more than a century, Clubs have helped put young people on the path to great futures. Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly 4 million young people, through membership and community outreach, in some 4,000 Club facilities throughout the country.


 Boys & Girls Club of America Website

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.

BGCA MISSION: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Core Beliefs:

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.