The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their fullest potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Contra Costa currently reaches over 1,000 youth aged 6-18 through its various programs.
Our club teaches through word and deed, the importance of living honorably. Through programs, activities and everyday interactions, our club reinforces service and selflessness, caring and compassion, honesty and integrity, freedom and fairness, inclusion and diversity, right and wrong. In today’s world, success is often defined in terms of educational achievement, in the sense of acquiring knowledge. Although important and part of the club experience, what matters most is not the acquisition of knowledge alone, but teaching young people to live honorable lives.
Our youth development philosophy is the way our professionals communicate and interact with young people to build them up with: a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness and influence.