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The mission of the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as moral, responsible, caring and productive citizens.
For over sixty years, the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta has advocated for and aided in the promotion of good citizenship and the increased graduation rate of children in the local Valdosta area. Since 1944, the Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta has been a constant leader in our communities’ attempts to provide recreational and developmental opportunities to the youth of South Georgia. The Club has provided opportunities for thousands of young people to gain the necessary tools to become useful and contributing citizens. Today, these efforts continue throughout South Georgia at four locations: The Donald F. Reames Teen Center, David S. Waller Unit, Lake Laurie Athletic Unit, and the Washington Street Unit, which is located in Quitman, Georgia.
The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is, "to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as moral, responsible, caring and productive citizens." The experience that the Club provides for its members promotes a full, healthy lifestyle. The Club participates in Triple Play, a program that promotes healthy lifestyles via nutrition education and physical exercise. While good nutrition and plenty of exercise are key to a happy, healthy life, the Club also promotes good citizenship by its various clubs, such as the Keystone Club, which prompts its members to be caring and accountable leaders. The Club knows and understands how critical it is to a community that its members and leaders treat each other with respect and deliver what has been promised by them.
For close to seventy years, the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta has been touching the lives of under privileged youth in the local area through their expansion from one small house into five distinct units in two counties. Currently, the Club is helping fight the battle against poor childhood health through its various programs, such as Triple Play, and promoting good citizenship and creating leaders through its various clubs and mentoring programs.