What We Do

Our Programs

Boys & Girls Clubs programs have taken members from the Clubhouse to the White House; from the games room to the corporate boardroom; from the high school orchestra to Carnegie Hall. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues. We add to our programs constantly based on what the needs of our local youth are,all with the ultimate goal of teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life. 

The best way to learn more about what we do is to stop by the Club to see our kids in action. 
Education & Career Programs
These programs help youth create aspirations for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement. 
Character & Leadership Programs
These programs help youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, and contributing to Club and community.
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.
The Arts
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.
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.
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.
13,996
total hours
served to 
youth in 2014
8,433
healthy 
snacks
served in 2014 
1,429
hours members
spent doing
homework 
in 2014
2,587
hours members
participated
in physical
activity in 2014

Program Spotlight: Gardening Club

From making a compost, to planting and maintaining various produce, Club members have been learning all about gardening for more than a year now. Club members have planted and grown pumpkins, various squash, spinach, garlic, cabbage, mint and more. When the produce is ready, garden participants explore how to use each item in the kitchen, by either cooking them at the Club or sending them home for their family to use. Recently, participants have even made their own worm farm. We love to see the progress being made in the garden, and watching our Club members who have no qualms about getting dirty

Special thanks to youth development specialist Celina Corral for getting the garden started and running this wonderful program with our youth! 
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    Butternut squash & huge pumpkins!

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    Checking out the worms with Ms. Celina

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    Planting some garlic

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    When squash and pumpkins cross, you get green pumpkins!

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    Dirt and worms don't scare these kids.

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    The squash and pumpkins grew out of control!

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