Our mission centers around nurturing the enormous potential inside every young person.
Kids and teens deserve access to experiences and opportunities that change their lives for the better – regardless of their socio-economic status, color of their skin or other factors that contribute to inequity or prejudice in the U.S. today.
Clubs provide inclusive environments where youth of all races, abilities, gender expressions and backgrounds are encouraged to express themselves and deepen their understanding of and respect for others. Through community service, leadership programs and elevating their voices on critical issues such as race equity and social justice, Club kids and teens work together to create positive change and envision a better tomorrow.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America is committed to furthering our national Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts by:
Building Club leaders and staff to support diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of the Club and serve as supportive allies for youth leaders.
Offering inclusive and culturally relevant programs and resources that help nurture and elevate youth voices.
Working with our partners to help ensure Clubs have the tools to enable every young person to reach their full potential.
All kids deserve the right to be themselves, feel a sense of belonging and have access to opportunities that support their great futures.
95% of Club members say the people at their Club accept them for who they are.According to BGCA youth outcome data
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