The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland & Macomb Countries serve over 2,100 club members age 6-18
The goal of the Club is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Open after school during the school year and during the day during the summer months, the Club provides the perfect destination for kids of single and working parents.
The Clubs are led by a team of full-time and part-time professionals and supported by a 36-member Board of Trustees comprised of business and community leaders. Over 120 volunteers support the Club annually.
100% of our members graduate from high school, 0% of our members have become pregnant or participated in a pregnancy. Our members avoid negative contact with law enforcement.
Our club has been recognized at the highest levels for the quality of the programs offered to members. Our Club has been fortunate to have six members have the opportunity to meet with the President of the United States as part of the Youth of the Year Program.
51% of alumni achieved a higher level of education than they thought possible because of attending the Club.
57% of alumni said the Club saved their life. The Boys & Girls Club is changing lives every day because of support from people like yourself.
OUR PROGRAMS FALL INTO THREE CATEGORIES
These programs help youth create aspirations for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement. Example programs include Power Hours, and Summer Brain Gain. Visit our programs page to see more examples.
Helping youth 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 and celebrating our national heritage. Example programs include Keystone Club, Torch Club, and Youth of the Year. Visit our programs page to see more examples.
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. In addition, fitness programs provide for a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills. Example programs include SMART Moves, SMART Girls, Passport to Manhood, and our structured sports and fitness leagues taking place throughout the year. Visit our programs page to see more examples.