Who We AreWe are a youth development organization whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our ultimate vision for our members is that we provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Why We Do What We DoJuvenile Crime increases from 3pm to 7pm every day. 1 in 5 kids won't graduate on time. 15.1 million kids are left unsupervised in the out of school hours. 3 out of 10 kids are obese or overweight. 1 in 5 kids is growing up in poverty.
Clubs open their doors every day when kids need us most- the out of school hours. We provide a safe, fun , supportive environment with caring, adult mentors, that is full of opportunities to keep our members engaged.
Just so you know- 90% of Club Alumni graduated high school and 80% said the Club had a positive impact on their attitude towards fitness and health. Clubs are located in public schools, public housing, on Native American lands, in rural areas, and in inner cities so that everyone can access the Club. We keep our costs low and offer scholarship opportunities for many services to make sure membership is within the reach of every child.
How It Works?The Club is committed to make an impact
Safe and Positive Environment
The Club is a safe haven where members feel physically and emotionally secure at all times.
The Club ensures that every young person feels connected to one or more adults and has friendships with peers.
Opportunities and Expectations
Club staff and programs consistently communicate the expectation that every child has the potential to excel, be productive and succeed at the Club and in life.
The Club takes every opportunity to recognize and validate Club members’ achievements and accomplishments.