The Boys and Girls Clubs of America addresses the growing challenge of modern life: that kids grow up pretty fast, and that children are often left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets—and that often comes to no good.
With an increasing number of children at home with no adult care or supervision, many young people feel neglected. They need to know that someone cares about them. The BGCA offers these children a place to go, and programs and services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling in them a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. The various programming offered at Boys and Girls Clubs in communities throughout the country covers such important areas as:
• Character & Leadership
• Education & Career preparation
• Health & Life Skills
• Sports, Fitness & Recreation
• Specialized programs (alcohol/drug, pregnancy & gang prevention, and leadership development)
All of these programs are designed to meet specific needs of specific kids in different communities. And, all of these programs aim to help children become more well-rounded, confident, and productive members of the community. To learn more about the organization's mission, about your local Club, and how to get involved, please visit www.bgca.org.
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|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|