The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities strive 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.
Statement on Cultural Equity
In support of our mission, The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities commit to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, and equitable organization.
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.
Serving Over 9,000 Youth
AT 11 TWIN CITIES LOCATIONS
The Clubs represent more than 80 years of service to youth. Dedicated staff at ten metro-area locations and a rural environmental education center provide activities and support to more than 9,000 young people from kindergarten through high school graduation. Club sites are placed in targeted neighborhoods where the need is greatest.
Formula for Impact
In the Twin Cities, we are finding great success in strengthening the quality of our programs and increasing frequency of a Club member’s daily attendance. We are implementing a Club Experience filled with life-changing programs, fun and enriching activities, and supportive relationships with peers and caring adults. The combination of these critical elements enables and empowers Club youth to achieve positive outcomes.
Each Club carefully chooses programs and activities based on the age, gender, and interest of participating youth. Youth development professionals create a Club Experience that ensures that Club members can achieve one or more of the three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Leadership, and Healthy Lifestyles.
Youth development research shows that a correlation exists between increased frequency of attendance at a Club and increased success and achievement in school. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities is committed to providing high quality programs and life-changing opportunities to improve average daily attendance.
Who We Serve
of our members receive free and reduced lunch.
of our members receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps).
of our members switch school districts at least once per year.