Boys & Girls Club

About Boys & Girls Clubs

Mission Statement: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Programs That Work: Core Boys & Girls Club programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to reach their full potential, based on the interest and needs of the youth we serve. The Boys & Girls Clubs offer program activities in five areas. * Character Leadership Development * Education Career Development * Health Life Skills * The Arts * Sports, Fitness, & Recreation

Impacting Kids through the Five Key Elements of Positive Youth Development: * Opportunities and Expectations – Kids develop a moral character that helps them know right from wrong and behave ethically. * Supportive Relationships – Young people develop meaningful relationships with peers and adults. * Fun – Clubs generate happiness, fun and enjoyment for members. * Recognition – Young people’s achievements are prominently showcased and celebrated. * A Safe, Positive Environment – The Club sets clear boundaries and rules, defines acceptable behaviors and guides young people to reach their full potential.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington Provides Programs and Services Promoting and Enhancing the Development of Youth by Instilling:
* A Sense of Competence – the feeling there is something boys and girls can do and do well. * A Sense of Usefulness – the opportunity to do something of value for other people. * A Sense of Belonging – a setting where young people know they “fit” and are accepted. * A Sense of Power or Influence – a chance to be heard and to influence decisions. For more information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington click onto our website http://www.bgcarlington.org/ About Boys & Girls Clubs