What Kids Get at the Boys and Girls Club:
Safe, Positive Environment
Club staff, facilities, program and age-appropriate settings create stability and a sense of physical and emotional safety for members. The Club provides structure and clearly defines acceptable behaviors.
A Dedicated Neighborhood Facility
The building is designed solely for youth programs and activities.
The Club provides a place for young people to learn, play and grow. Games, activities and peer interactions keep the atmosphere fund and light. Educational games and group activities help make learning fun.
Club youth develop meaningful relationships with peers and adults. Staff members actively cultivate such relationships to ensure that every member feels connected one or more peer adults and peers.
Youth are accepted for who they are and encouraged to do their best. At the Club they find a place where they feel valued and understood.
Opportunities and Expectations
Club youth acquire physical, social, technological, artistic and life skills. Staff members establish and reinforce high expectations and help young people do well in school.
The Club recognizes and supports self-worth and accomplishments. The Club showcases young people's achievements.
The level of impact the Club has on young people depends on how often and how long a member participates.