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Everything we do at the Clubs is designed to help children and teens find success. This is why Club members consistently outperform their peers when it comes to school achievement, healthy choices and civic engagement. The Boys & Girls Club program model is based on positive youth development and driven by high-impact, targeted programs that generate proven results.

Each day, Boys & Girls Clubs help kids succeed by ensuring that:

  • Youth graduate prepared for college or career (Academic Success & Career Readiness) 

  • Youth take responsibility for their health and well-being (Healthy Lifestyles) 

  • Youth are good citizens, ready to serve and lead in their community (Character & Leadership)


The combination of the following characteristics makes Boys & Girls Clubs unique:


We focus on the needs and development of the whole child through services that are offered year-round, extending from the school day in to the evening and throughout the summer.


Intentional programming, evaluation and continuous improvement are essential to ensuring a positive impact.


We have a history of collaborating with other community agencies, schools and businesses. Our partners help us enhance our programs, offer new programs, share community resources, and increase the number of trained professionals and volunteers supporting the Clubs. View a list of our community partnerships »


Although we are nationally recognized, Boys & Girls Clubs is locally run – allowing every site to be responsive to the specific needs of the neighborhood and youth served. Clubs also support families to ensure the basic needs of the individual children are met.


We offer a wide variety of services and programs to appeal to different ages, interests and needs of the youth. This variety exposes youth to new opportunities and makes it possible for kids to find their “spark” that ignites a passion for learning.


Our staff members engage in training throughout the year to ensure they are knowledgeable in youth development, the communities we serve, and best practices for helping kids succeed.


We have the ability to quickly adopt new programs, provide new opportunities for youth, or develop partnerships and services based on specific needs. We are open to trying new things to benefit the kids.


Every child in every community can benefit from our programs & services, buy many of our sites are intentionally located in resource-constrained neighborhoods, allowing us to bridge the opportunity gap that exists between lower-income and higher-income communities.

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