Mission: The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of America is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible citizens.
Target demographics: kids ages 6 to 18
Direct beneficiaries per year: 4,000 children through membership and outreach
Geographic areas served: Oshkosh
Programs: 1. Arts, 2. Character & leadership, 3. Education & career development, 4. Health & life skills, 5. Sports, fitness & recreation
While I haven't been personally involved with them as a volunteer, I know several people who've been involved, both as volunteers and as some of the boys and girls served. All of them give this organization great reviews. Talking to people who were the boys and girls this org. serves has convinced me that this is an organization that deserves my support and the support of my community. They credit the organization with helping them through difficult times, and inspiring them to strive for more than they thought they could achieve. (I hear really good things from volunteers, too, but it's the clients I think matter most.)