Thanks to our affiliation with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we have a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today's most pressing youth issues: teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life.
Our Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development:
1. A safe, positive environment
Our Clubs are a safe haven where Members feel physically and emotionally secure at all times. Club Staff, facilities, program offerings, and age-appropriate settings create stability, consistency, and a sense of safety for members.
Our Clubs generate fun for our Members. Fun is generated by providing dynamic programming that allows each member to find their place in the Club, exposed to new opportunities and a safe environment to be their own unique selves. Each child develops a strong sense of belonging through connections they establish with staff and peers. Staff members help make our Club Units feel like home, fostering a family atmosphere, and creating a sense of ownership for our members.
3. Supportive relationships
Youth develop meaningful relationships with peers and adults. Staff members actively cultivate such relationships to ensure that every member feels connected to one or more adults and peers. Staff members demonstrate warmth, caring, appreciation, acceptance, and proper guidance in their interactions with Members.
4. Opportunities and expectations
Our Club Members acquire physical, social, technological, artistic, and life skills. We encourages our Members to develop moral character and behave ethically. Staff members establish and reinforce high expectations and help our young people to do well in school and to pursue a post-secondary education.
We recognize and affirm our young people’s self-worth and accomplishments. Staff members encourage our youth and provide positive reinforcement as they make improvements and experience successes.