Four key characteristics define the essence of a Boys & Girls Club. All are critical in exerting positive impact on the life of a child:
- Dedicated Youth Facility
The Boys & Girls Club is a place - an actual neighborhood-based building - designed solely for youth programs and activities.
- Open Daily
Many Clubs are open every day, after school and on weekends, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.
- Professional Staff
Every Club has full-time, trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support.
- Available/Affordable to All Youth
Clubs reach out to kids who cannot afford, or may lack access to, other community programs. Annual membership dues are low, just $10 per year.