Who We Are
SERVING MORE THAN 4,000 YOUTH
AT 11 TWIN CITIES LOCATIONS
The Clubs represent more than 80 years of service to youth. Dedicated staff at 11 metro-area locations and a rural environmental education center provide activities and support to more than 4,000 young people from kindergarten through high school graduation. Club sites are placed in targeted neighborhoods where the need is greatest.
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
To provide a high-quality Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and leadership, and living a healthy lifestyle.
CULTURAL EQUITY AND INCLUSION
To the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in our communities, we recognize the deep pain and feelings of fatigue over injustices you face every day and we want you to know we remain committed to fighting against racism and discrimination wherever and however it exists. We see you. We support you. We’re here for you.
At our core, BGCTC is committed to advancing cultural equity and inclusion for ALL youth. Acts of injustice against Black Americans like George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Christian Cooper, and countless others, leave an ingrained mark on young people, particularly BIPOC youth. Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to do better by them, to speak up for them, to provide them a platform where their voices can be heard and be part of advancing systems change in our country.
At Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, there is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our youth and families. Clubs are a safe space, and we remain committed to championing inclusivity, equity, and opportunity for our young people. Today, and every day, we stand in peace and unity with the communities we serve.
DEFINITION OF CULTURAL EQUITY
Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people —including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion—are represented in the development and implementation of youth programs; the fair financial and supervisory support of staff; and the leadership of the organization.
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