Boys & Girls Clubs provide diverse activities that meet the interests of all youth. Core Programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members, that enable them to develop self-esteem and to reach their full potential. Based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interests of girls and boys, and recognizing developmental principles, Clubs offer program activities in five areas:
Youth Development Strategy
The philosophy underlying Boys & Girls Club programming is the Youth Development Strategy. This strategy defines how youth development professionals and volunteers interact with young people. All programs and activities are designed to maximize opportunities for young people to acquire four basic "senses" which help them build self-esteem and grow into responsible and caring citizens. These four "senses" are:
For more information about the programs that we offer, make a selection from the Category list in the blue bar at the top of this page.
To learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of America national movement, please visit their Website at: http://www.bgca.org/