To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Four key characteristics define the essence of a Boys & Girls Club. Each are critical in exerting a positive impact on the life of a child:
- DEDICATED YOUTH FACILITIES– Boys & Girls Clubs are places–actual neighborhood-based buildings–designed solely for youth programs and activities
- OPEN WHEN KIDS NEED US MOST– The Clubs are open weekdays after school and during the summer when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.
- TRAINED, PROFESSIONAL STAFF– Every Club is directed by trained youth development professionals who act as role models and mentors to members. Volunteers provide key supplementary support.
- AVAILABLE AND AFFORDABLE TO ALL YOUTH – For only $25/year annual membership, any child between the ages of 6 and 18 can become a Club member. We do not discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or income.