1. A Safe, Positive Environment
Our Clubs are a safe haven where Members feel physically and emotionally secure at all times. Club Staff, facilities, program offerings, and age-appropriate settings create stability, consistency and a sense of safety for members
Attendance at our Clubs is choice-based, and so are our programs. Our members vote with our feet and engage in the programs that appeal to them. That is why fun is key to participation.
3. Supportive Relationships
Youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Lane County develop meaningful relationships with peers and adults. Staff members actively cultivate such relationships to ensure that every member feels connected to one or more adults and peers. Staff members demonstrate warmth, caring, appreciation, acceptance and proper guidance in their interactions with Members
Our Club Members acquire physical, social, technological, artistic and life skills through attendance at the Clubs as well as the tools to develop moral character and behave ethically. Staff members establish and reinforce high expectations and help our young people to do well in school and to pursue post-secondary education.
We recognize and affirm our young people’s self-worth and accomplishments. Staff members encourage our youth and provide positive reinforcement as they make improvements and experience successes, as we showcase their achievements through our Youth of the Month, awards presentations, and healthy incentives and rewards.