Serving Over 9,000 Youth
AT 9 TWIN CITIES LOCATIONS
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.
Boys & Girls Clubs | Of The Twin Cities
Serving Over 9,000 Youth
The Clubs represent more than 80 years of service to youth. Dedicated staff at nine metro-area locations and a rural camp 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.
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, 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 ages, 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 & Citizenship, 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.
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.
WHO WE SERVE
of members receive free & reduced lunch
of our members receive food stamps
of our members switch school districts at least one time a year
of our members are homeless
STATEMENT ON CULTURAL EQUITY
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.