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Mission Statement

To inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible citizens, by providing community-based Clubs that are safe and positive places for kids.


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County is a youth development agency serving school-age youth 5-18 years old. In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision during the most critical after school hours or during the summer. Young people need a safe place of their own where they can have fun.

Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Because Boys & Girls Clubs are affordable to all youth - membership is $10-$25 a year - we rely on the community for funding. Clubs are funded by individual and corporate donations, special events, and grants. What could be more important than ensuring our youth are safe and learning positive values? Boys & Girls Clubs change kids' lives! Which helps us guarantee a better future.

Essentially, Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow -- all while having fun.

It truly is The Positive Place For Kids!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County offers a variety of activities that meet the interests of all youth. Our core programs engage youth in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable youth to enhance self-esteem and to develop their full potential. Our programs are designed to meet the physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interests of all our members. We offer programs in the following areas:

Character & Leadership Development:

Programs in Character and Leadership Development empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.

Education & Career Development:

Programs in Education and Career Development enable youth to become proficient in basic education disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.

Health & Life Skills:

Programs in Health and Life Skills develop young peoples’ capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

The Arts:

Programs in The Arts enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.

Sports, Fitness & Recreation:

Programs in Sports, Fitness and Recreation develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.



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