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.

The Club’s Formula for Impact defines specific strategies to increase quality programming for three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Leadership, and Healthy Lifestyles.

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.


The University of Minnesota recently conducted a study of our members. The results confirm why the Boys & Girls Clubs are so needed in the communities we serve.
*Read more about the U of M study here. 

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


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.



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.