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The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities is toenable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club’s ongoing goal is to positively influence the lives of kids by providing them diverse programs and caring adult supervision in a stable environment. To accomplish these goals, the approach taken by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities is to offer youth:
- A safe place to learn and grow
- Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
- Life-enhancing programs and character development experience
- Hope and opportunity
Great futures start at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities each and every day for at-risk youth, ages six to eighteen, living in targeted Twin Cities’ neighborhoods. The Club offers 13,000 youth life-engaging programs at eight inner city Club sites and outdoor life experiences atVoyageurEnvironmentalCenterto prepare them for real world success. For a five dollar annual membership, youth have access to academic, health and fitness, and leadership programs that help guide them to make positive life choices which will better prepare them to graduate high school and thrive as adults. Dedicated role models through a community of positive staff and mentors bridge the gap between academia and home.
The Club has been providing a positive place, full of hope and opportunity, for the economically-disadvantaged youth ofSt. PaulandMinneapolissince 1926. The two organizations had long existed as neighbors until they merged in 1999 to form the Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities to increase efficiencies and impact. A national affiliation with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) allows the Twin Cities Clubs to maintain the highest standards of practice and further enhances the Club’s experience with meeting the changing needs of youth.