Four key characteristics define the essence of a Boys & Girls Club. All are critical in exerting positive impact on the life of a child:

  1. Dedicated Youth Facility The Boys & Girls Club is a place – an actual neighborhood-based building – designed solely for youth programs and activities.
  2. Open Daily Many Clubs are open every day, after school and on weekends, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.
  3. Professional Staff Every Club has full-time, trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support.
  4. 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 $15 per year.