In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Lane County offers that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Lane County is a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. We are truly The Positive Place for Kids and Teens.


Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people 6 - 18, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens by providing stimulating and challenging programs through interaction with dedicated, caring people.

Our community is growing – as are the challenges our children face every day. With your help, we can rise to the occasion, and give every child who walks through our doors the opportunity for a great future.

The Boys & Girls Club of Western Lane County fills the gap between school and home, where kids need us most.

Our Club provides safe, welcoming, positive environments in which kids and teens have fun, participate in life-changing programs and build supportive relationships with peers and caring adults.


By 2020, the Boys & Girls Club of Western Lane County is the most widely sought-after, self-sustaining non-profit on the Oregon Coast. It is a vibrant place, attracting all youth ages 6 – 18 and focusing to those who need additional support and care. Our facilities promote a sense of safety and security. The children who walk through our doors feel loved and part of our family. They ask to join the Club, prospective employees want to work for us, dedicated staff members stay connected to the organization, and community partners reach out to us, offering their support, resources and assistance. We are an asset to the community by teaching vital life skills at the Club. We teach children to give back, creating a culture of generational legacy. We are everyone’s first choice, and the Board of Directors considers it their highest honor to serve the youth in our area. Simply put, there is no other place that any child would rather be than our Club.


This is what we commit to: We show up every day to prove every kid has what it takes.

Every child matters. They all deserve opportunity. We are here to elevate them and let them know that they are capable, worthy and important. That’s why we make this promise: to prove to the world – and every individual child – that they have what it takes to achieve a great future.


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