Five Key Elements that make our CLUB special for our members.

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

2. Fun

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

4. Opportunity

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.

5. Recognition

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.

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- Peggy J., Regional Youth of the Year
75%
of regularly attending members said they volunteered in their community, Club, school or neighborhood at least once in the past year.

According to BGCA youth outcome data
87%

of Club youth at BGCWLC said they can stand up for what is right; 93% of Club youth reported that as a leader, they make sure everyone feels important.

According to BGCA youth outcome data

95%

of Club members at BGCWLC say they could go to staff for help in a crisis.

According to BGCA NYOI data

Nearly

600

Club members participated in leadership and self-empowerment programs that are helping them thrive.

More than

1,000

kids and teens visit Camp Kiwanis each year – many experiencing outdoor adventures like hiking, kayaking, and archery for the first time.

More than

800

kids participated in Soccer for Success – an expanded partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation serving 20 Boys & Girls Clubs across the city.