Our youth development team works hard to offer opportunities for youth to enrich their lives and help them reach their full potential. While the Club is a safe, positive place for kids, we also diligently coordinate our activities and programs to foster academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles, the three outcomes we believe will truly give kids the best chance at being responsible, productive, and caring members of our community.
At The Boys & Girls Club, we use a data-driven model to improve the lives of the youth we serve. Research shows that kids and teens who attend at least once per week and have an optimal Club experience are more likely to have positive self-esteem, be more engaged in learning, and serve their communities. Our Youth Development Professionals and Coordinators provide them with safe spaces, impactful programs, resources to help them achieve their goals, and opportunities that they would not have outside of The Boys & Girls Club.
The kids come to the Club and engage in activities that will truly make a difference in their lives. They become life-long learners, receive social-emotional learning skills, engage in all aspects of wellness, and serve the community they live in daily. While these moments are a normal part of the Club experience, the best part is the mentorship from the staff that help facilitate the joy that motivates these activities and our mission. Every kid deserves joy. The Club does all of that and more.
Key Program Areas
Fine, Performing & Digital Arts
Encouraging kids to discover self-expression
The Club is committed to providing programs, experiences, and activities that allow youth to utilize their imagination, and discover connections in the larger community through the arts. You can expect programming opportunities in visual arts, digital arts, performing arts, and applied arts.
Education & STEM
Creating life-long learners
The Club is committed to providing programs, experiences, and activities that spark curiosity and encourage youth to become life-long learners. You can expect programming opportunities in homework help, STEM, financial literacy, digital literacy, and summer learning loss.
Health & Wellness
Equipping youth with resiliency and health literacy
The Club is committed to providing programs, experiences, and activities that encourage members to prioritize their whole-health, mental, physical, and spiritual. You can expect programming opportunities in bullying, positive relationships, and emotional wellness.
Character & Leadership
Building leadership within themselves, the Club, and the Community
The Club is committed to providing programs, experiences, and activities that allow youth to find their place in serving the community. You can expect programming in service projects, leadership opportunities, inclusion, equity, and diversity.
Sports & Recreation
Building sports skills and learning sportsmanship and teamwork
The Club is committed to providing programs, experiences, and activities that allow youth to discover their favorite ways to move their bodies individually and with others. You can expect programming opportunities in basic movement skills, healthy habits, individual sports, team sports, and sportsmanship.
Preparing youth for a productive future
The Club is committed to providing programs, experiences, and activities that allow youth to reach their full potential by being exposed to a wide-range of careers and pathways. You can expect programming opportunities in career exploration, teens to trade, in-Club work programs, and holistic workforce employability skills.
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