The purpose of the Boys & Girls Club is the health, social, educational, vocational and character development of youth. We are concerned with all youth where there is a need, but are primarily concerned with disadvantaged youth. This not only means the economically disadvantaged, but socially, educationally and physically disadvantaged as well. The Boys & Girls Club helps youth develop positive emotional behavior and attitudes and supervises youth through wholesome, constructive activities in health, physical, educational, social, vocational and small group programs under professionally trained staff.
We currently provide program services, including our very popular youth sports leagues, to over 2000 youth-in-need in our community.
OUR PROGRAM AREAS INCLUDE:
Character & Leadership Development - Programs in this Core Program Area empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.
Education & Career Development- Programs in this Core Program Area enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.
Health & Life Skills - Programs in this area develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
The Arts - Programs in this area enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.
Sports, Fitness & Recreation - Programs in this area develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.