Mission: The boys & girls club is more than a place, it is a "movement" to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Programs: By reaching children at an early age and providing positive activities and encouragement, our club provides a compelling alternative to youth crime, gang membership, drugs, and other negative influences that effect our youth today. Our club programs promote the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, influence and belonging. When this strategy is fully implemented, self-esteem is enhanced and an enviornment is created which helps our members acheive their full potential. Additionally, our members learn to: enjoy their interests nurture their talents dissolve their prejudices express their personality develop friendships build self esteem contribute to society achieve personal successour boys & girls club offers five core areas of programming which meet the diverse needs, interests and inclinations of all members. Our trained professional staff incorporates the following themes into daily activities, allowing youth to learn in a fun and educational environment. 1. Character & leadership empowers youth to support and influence their club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self image, and respect their own and others cultural identities. 2. Education & career development enables youth to develop aspirations for the future, apply learning to everyday situations and explore opportunities for career and educational enhancement. 3. Health & life skills develops young peoples capacity to achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles, set personal goals and develop the competencies to live successfully as self-sufficient adults. 4. The arts helps young people develop self-expression and creativity, acquire multicultural appreciation, and enhance skills in crafts, performing and literary arts. 5. Sports, fitness & recreation encourages youth to develop: fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills. The learning centerin our learning center, we provide daily homework assistance and tutoring after-school for all of the kids in the program. The center offers power hour homework help among its activities. All members attend the homework assistance sessions on a daily basis. There are a computers that are used for homework and educational games as well. Art & crafts centerthe clubs arts & crafts center offers instruction in a wide range of areas. There are painting classes, art contests, craft making, including making pot holders and banks, book finding, wind chimes, pine needles, magnets and much more. Games roomthe game room is the center of attention at the club. This is where the majority of the members spend the majority of their time. The game room offers a pool table, ping-pong, air hockey, table tennis, bumber pool, and foosball. There are instructional pool classes, tournaments for any and every game, and free time to play any game the members choose.