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To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
As an operating unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana, the Slidell Unit Club promises to provide:
- A safe place for youth to learn and grow;
- Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals;
- Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and
- Hope and opportunity.
The Slidell Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana serves school-age youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years old who need us the most. The Slidell Unit has provided children with constructive ways to spend their afternoons through effective programming since 1977. We recognize and respond to the collective and individual needs of young people by utilizing educational and recreational programs that have proven effective for many years.
The Slidell Unit serves students from the following St. Tammany Parish Schools: Abney, Alton, Bayou Woods, Bonne Ecole, Brock, Cypress Cove, Florida Avenue, Honey Island and Whispering Forest Elementary Schools: Carolyn Park, Clearwood, Little Oak and Mayfield Middle: Boyet, Slidell and St. Tammany Jr. High Schools: Slidell and Salmen High Schools.
We also serve students attending: Lake Castle, Our Lady of Lourdes, North Lake Christian and Calvary Baptist Schools
The Slidell Unit provides diversified activities that meet the interests of all young people. Core programs involve interaction with adults, peers, and family members to encourage high self-esteem and strong collaboration skills. We help boys and girls make appropriate and satisfying choices in their physical, educational, personal and social lives.
On the traditions and principles of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America these are our core programming areas:
Education & Career Development:
Our members receive help with homework and are taught valuable skills from computer technology to driving techniques. Through partnerships with companies like UPS, Taco Bell and Old Navy, we have offered career exploration opportunities to our older members to help prepare them to enter the workforce.
Character & Leadership Development:
The core goals of our programs are to assist our young members to become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community.
Health & Life Skills:
These initiatives develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self -sufficient adults.
Programs in this core area 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:
These programs help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.
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