Formula for Impact

Boys & Girls Clubs provides targeted programs to young people who need us most. The Club environment fulfills five key elements that foster effective youth development and empower our young people to succeed:


  • A Safe, Stable, Positive place that ensures physical and emotional safety

  • Fun activities that foster connections to peers and staff

  • Supportive Relationships that reinforce that all members are cared for

  • Abundant opportunities to explore interests and build new skills

  • Recognition and positive reinforcement for young people’s accomplishments


Our Academic Success programs ensure that our members have the support they need to succeed throughout their academic life and graduate from high school ready to pursue college or a career.


Our programs:


  • Encourage engagement in learning at an early age

  • Complement regular school-day activities

  • Enhance academic performance

  • Foster positive study habits and self-discipline

  • Provide guidance and resources to keep members on track as they transition through school and on to college


Our Clubs provide homework help and academic enrichment, mentor young people who are at risk for dropping out of school, offers resources so members can build their computer and technology skills, and guides members to explore potential careers and navigate the college application process.


Our Good Character & Citizenship programs offer our Club members opportunities to develop leadership capabilities and make a difference in their community.


Our Programs:

  • Promote the development of a positive self-image and strong character

  • Teach positive and effective strategies for responding to conflict

  • Encourage the development of meaningful relationships with others

  • Empower youth to support and influence their Club and community

  • Teach respect for both their own and others’ cultures



Service projects encourage members to become caring, responsible members of their community, while young people cultivate their leadership skills by organizing clothes and food drives, volunteering at public events, and leading projects in their neighborhoods. And teen members participate in the Youth of the Year program, the premier national recognition program for Boys & Girls Clubs of America members, which honors and celebrates young people who have distinguished themselves by rising above challenging circumstances.


Our Healthy Lifestyles programs encourage our members to adopt a healthy diet, practice positive lifestyle choices and make a lifelong commitment to fitness.


Our Programs:

  • Promote the importance of leading a healthy and productive lifestyle

  • Encourage positive decision-making for physical, social and emotional development

  • Teach good sportsmanship

  • Teach social and interpersonal skills

  • Educate members and their families on the importance of life-long healthy decision-making and behaviors


Members participate in daily fitness challenges, and enjoy a wide range of sports and games. The Clubs provide healthy food options, help young people make nutrition and wellness habits a daily practice, and empower youth to avoid tobacco, alcohol and drugs.


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