Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Boys & Girls Club of Billings & Yellowstone CountyBoys & Girls Club of Billings & Yellowstone County
The Boys & Girls Club of Billings & Yellowstone County is a youth development organization for boys and girls ages 6-18. The primary mission of the Club is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsi... Read more
The Boys & Girls Club of Billings & Yellowstone County is a youth development organization for boys and girls ages 6-18. The primary mission of the Club is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Because many of Billings' children live in single-parent or two-job families, they often have unsupervised time on their hands and few positive places to go. The Boys & Girls Club is working to decrease this problem by offering youth a safe place to go and structured, productive activities to do; a positive place with caring adults following the youth development strategy: Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls 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 an individual knows he or she has a place and where he or she "fits" and is accepted A Sense of Power or Influence: a chance to be heard and to influence decisions When this strategy is fully implemented, the self-esteem of girls and boys is enhanced and an environment is created which helps them achieve their full potential.