LIFE-CHANGING PROGRAMS & RELATIONSHIPS
Belonging to a Boys and Girls Club is often a life-changing experience. Children can build healthy, supportive relationships with caring adult role models, which in turn can positively influence the life path they choose. Clubs also encourage healthy, respectful relationships with peers and family members.
Each Club has trained, passionate, dedicated staff. The staff members build self-esteem by empowering participants to help shape programs and share their ideas. Through these opportunities,children and youth are given the chance to develop life and leadership skills and learn how to contribute to Clubs and their communities.
Staff provide children and youth with daily Learning and Skills Development through BGCCVI Core Programming:
- Physical Activity
- Education Support
- Financial Literacy
- Social and Life Skills
- Creative Arts
- Cultural Diversity
- Leadership Development and Entrepreneurship
The Core Programming helps prepare children and youth for life by helping them to discover and develop their abilities and skills, building confidence and competence along the way.
Affordable, Accessible and Reliable
Clubs provide families with regularly available, structured, supervised services. Programs are offered primarily during the after-school hours when studies have shown that young people are most vulnerable to victimization and being drawn into anti-social behaviours. Each club provides daily snacks, and connection to other supports for children, youth and families in need. Club fees are affordable and are subsidized for qualifying families.
Clubs are open to all regardless of race, religion, social or economic status. Wherever possible, Clubs offer accessible buildings for those who are disabled.