Our Mission

To inspire all young people, especially those who need us the most​, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Our Vision

To be the premier youth organization in the Central Arkansas area by expanding membership, creating partnerships, improving program quality, increasing attendance to secondary education, upgrading facilities, engaging alumni, and increasing funding. .
 

We believe that every Boy & Girl

has potential, if we give them the opportunity.

Old Problems & New Struggles

Whether it's the continuing effects of generational poverty or the pressure of trying to grow up in a confusing and fast-paced world, today's youth are facing challenges that they are not equipped for.

9 hrs

is the average time teens spend online daily

CNN

2/3

of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare.

DOSOMETHING.ORG

 

2 x

increase in suicides in children ages 10 - 14 since 2007

CDC

5.5 million

of young people ages 16-24 are "disconnected" (not working or in school).

Opportunity Nation

50%

of youth 12 to 17 who reported misusing pain relievers said they came from a friend or relative.

Health & Human Services

36%

of young people ages 10-17 in Arkansas are overweight and obese.

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There is a gap after school is out that is filled with

Hope &

Opportunity &

Potential

Tutoring & Academic

Opportunities

Life Skills

& Career

Development 

Role models who guide & listen

Fun, Friends, Sports & Fitness

Arts, Crafts,

Field Trips & New Experiences

Responsibility

& Leadership

Roles

We're doing

Whatever it takes

to build Great Futures.

Every community, family, school system and young person is different. Boys & Girls Clubs across Central Arkansas are designed to integrate into communities and meet the needs of their youth right where they are.
We provide programs, people and pathways that teach young people how to live, lead, and serve no matter where they are from or what challenges they face.
We do this by partnering with people and organizations who understand that building a better community begins with providing our youth with an education that provides real-life skills for the real world.