Our Programs

In today's world our children and teens face threats everyday that may negatively impact the rest of their lives. As an alternative to the negative, our Clubs’ are advocates in providing programs that will build and strengthen character, encourage education, career exploration, healthy living and appreciation for the arts. Core Programming Focus: Healthy Lifestyles Our programs develop young people's capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. Activities include nutrition, cooking/baking, outdoor and indoor fitness activities and field trips. more>> Good Character and Leadership Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage. more>> Health & Life Skills These initiatives develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. more>> The Art Program Programs in this core area enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing. Studies have shown that fewer than half of all public schools offer visual arts programs. Additionally, children from low-income families are 50 percent less likely than youth from affluent families to participate in arts programs outside of school. Boys & Girls Clubs are offering quality, affordable arts programming during the out-of-school time. more>> Sports, Fitness & Recreation These Club programs help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills. more>> Specialized Programs These initiatives focus on meeting the significant and specific needs identified within Boys & Girls Clubs. Their broad scope complements several or all of our core program areas. more>>

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