Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley
Non-profit OrganizationClubs & Organizations
The Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley's mission is to inspire and enable all young, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances to achieve full potential as productive, responsible and caring adults. A Boys and Girls Club provides children with a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, life enhancing programs and character development experiences, and hope and opportunity. Club programs and services promote and enhance development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of belonging, a sense of usefullness, a sense of influence and a sense of competence. Club provide diverse activities that meet the interests of all youth. Core programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to develop self-esteem and to reach their full potential. Based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interests of boys and girls and recognizing developmental principles, Clubs offer pgoram activities in 5 core program areas: Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.