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Our Mission

Our Mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.


Our Vision

Provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members:

  • Working towards High School graduation

  • Dreaming of plans for their future

  • Demonstrating good character and citizenship

  • Living a healthy lifestyle

Our Commitment to Inclusion

We believe every kid has what it takes. The mission and core beliefs of Boys & Girls Clubs fuel our commitment to promoting safe, positive and inclusive environments for all. Boys & Girls Clubs of America supports all youth and teens – of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion – in reaching their full potential.

Why Boys & Girls Clubs?

We offer a safe place to learn and grow, all while having fun!

Great futures begin here every day.

Today's youth face enormous challenges that threaten their bright futures - including poverty, obesity, and the high school dropout crisis.

Kids and teens are our country's most precious resource, and we can't afford to let any fall through the cracks.

Through our youth development programs and services, we work to change the lives of local kids and teens.

Our goal is to instill in them a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence.

What Do We Provide?

An alternative place for kids and teens to spend time during non-school hours, instead of on the streets or home alone.

  • Connect with caring adults and new friends in a positive environment

  • Build new skills to raise each youth's belief that he or she can succeed

  • Reinforce a sense of belonging, personal accountability, and civic responsibility

  • Commit to learning positive values, healthy habits, and high expectations for future success


The Facts

Our unique characteristics:

  • Located near area schools

  • Community-based and supported

  • Led by trained youth development professionals

Our National impact:

  • We've been around for more than 100 years

  • 4,000 Club facilities (U.S. and worldwide military bases)

  • Annually serve nearly 4 million youth

  • #1 youth organization for 18th consecutive year (according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy's 2011 Philanthropy 400 report)

Get Involved

With the help of people like you, we can continue changing the lives of local kids and teens!

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