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The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our vision is to provide a high quality Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters 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. The Clubs offer Twin Cities youth a firm foundation of trust, hope, and responsibility.
BGCTC operates Clubs at eight metro-area locations, located in targeted Saint Paul and Minneapolis neighborhoods where need is the greatest, as well as an environmental learning center, Voyageur Environmental Center (Voyageur), located in Mound, Minnesota. Programs are offered for youth ages 5-18 after school and during extended daytime hours over the summer months, Monday through Friday. Staff members, many of whom have dedicated their careers to BGCTC’s youth, provide consistent guidance while delivering high-yield, outcome-driven programs in individual, small group, and large group settings.
We offer tested, proven, and nationally recognized programs in three "pillars of success" outcome areas that closely align with the developmental needs of the youth we serve: Academic Success, Good Character & Leadership, and Healthy Lifestyles. Programs are driven by the research-based Clover Model of youth development that highlights four essential social and emotional learning elements needed for youth to thrive, learn, and develop: Active Engagement, Assertiveness, Belonging, and Reflection.