Who We Are
Open to all families in Ada County, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County functions as a critical safety net during out-of-school time for children in our community. Since our doors opened 25 years ago in 1997, we have grown from one Club to eight Clubs, with almost 4,000 total youth served last year and serving 1,200 youth each day.
Our time-tested prevention programs are nationally recognized and impact the lives of children and teens, ages 5-18. Our vision is to ensure that success is within reach of every child who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Priority Outcome Areas
We want children to live healthy, active lifestyles and practice making good decisions for themselves. In order to achieve this, we serve nutritious food at snack and dinners, encourage kids to play sports and be active, help them find new ways to communicate in the art and music rooms, and make sure they are surrounded by great mentors.
We want every child to graduate from high school with a plan for the future. Our members have resources such as homework help in the education center, reading and writing clubs, programs in the tech lab, and various art projects. We also have many volunteers who help mentor our club members.
Character & Citizenship
Everyday in our clubs, our members are taught about being respectful, responsible, and having integrity in their lives and interactions with others. We maintain these expectations not just for our kids, but also for our staff and volunteers, whose leadership and mentoring help guide the children through example.
Provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Our mission is to inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as responsible, productive, and caring citizens.
Discovery I find joy in exploring new things.
Service I receive joy when helping my community.
Wellness I feel joy in taking care of my whole-health.