Formula for Impact  

5 Key Elements

The Club is committed to make an impact through the provision of 5 key elements for positive youth development:

Safe and Positive Environment

The Club is a safe haven where members feel physically and emotionally secure at all times.


The Club facility, staff and program offerings create a welcoming, positive environment that allows members to engage in play, enjoy their play time and be happy and eager to come to the Club.

Supportive Relationships

The Club ensures that every young person feels connected to one or more adults and has friendships with peers.

Opportunities and Expectations

Club staff and programs consistently communicate the expectation that every child has the potential to excel, be productive and succeed at the Club and in life.


The Club takes every opportunity to recognize and validate Club members’ achievements and accomplishments.

Regular Attendance

The Clubs charge only $12 a year to ensure that no child is turned away. Clubs are open every day after school so children can depend on us to be there when they need us most. Surveys show that youngsters who attend the Boys & Girls Club regularly are those most likely to have the greatest life-changing impact.

Our staff welcomes your input. Please use the links below to download our Parent Handbooks for more information about the club your child or children are attending.

Targeted Programs

Boys & Girls Clubs of America develops curriculums that address social and safety education to help them through their primary and adolecent stages of youth development.  For descriptions, see Goodman Street Program info and Teen Center Program info.

Through these elements coupled with high yield activities, targeted programs and regular attendance, the club will empower youth to realize academic success, a strong moral character and a healthy lifestyle.

Youth Will:

  • Graduate from high school, be ready for college, trade school, the military or employment
  • Be an engaged citizen involved in the community, register to vote, and model strong  character
  • Adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices and make a lifelong commitment to fitness