To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
We Interact Using The Youth Development Strategy
- A sense of competence – the feeling there is something boys and girls can do well.
- A sense of usefulness – the opportunity to do something of value for other people.
- A sense of belonging – a setting where an individual knows he or she has a place and where he or she “ fits” and is accepted.
- A sense of power or influence – a chance to be heard and to influence decisions.
We Practice a Set of Principles
- Clubs are for both boys and girls. They have a girls and boys membership and satisfy the age-old desire of boys and girls to have a club of their own.
- Clubs have full time professional leadership, supplemented by part time workers and volunteers.
- Clubs require no proof of good character. They help and guide boys and girls who may be in danger of acquiring, or who already have acquired, unacceptable habits and attitudes, as well as those of good character.
- Clubs make sure that all boys and girls can belong. Membership dues are kept low so that all boys and girls can afford to belong and even the least interested will not be deterred from joining because of economical barriers.
- Clubs are for boys and girls of all races, religions, and ethnicity.
- Clubs are building centered. Activities are carried on in the warm, friendly atmosphere of buildings specifically designed to conduct programs.
- Clubs are non-sectarian.
- Clubs have an open door policy. Clubs are open to all members during hours of operation.
- Clubs have a varied and diversified program that recognizes and responds to the collective and individual needs of both boys and girls.
- Clubs are guidance oriented. Clubs emphasize values inherent in the relationship between members and their peers and their adult leaders. They help boys and girls to make appropriate and satisfying choices in their physical, educational, personal, social, emotional, vocational, and spiritual lives.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America has a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life.
Our 5-year plan, Impact 2012 focuses on:
- Academic Achievement
- Good Character and Citizenship
- Healthy Lifestyles
Programs are available in the areas of education, the environment, health, the arts, careers, alcohol/drug and pregnancy prevention, gang prevention, leadership development and athletics.
The Boys & Girls Club of Farmington beleives that four characteristics are critical in exerting a positive influence on the lives of youth:
- A Dedicated Youth Facility: an actual neighborhood-based building – designed solely for youth programs and activities.
- Locations are Open Daily: after school and on holidays, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.
- Professional Staff: full-time and part-time trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentorship.
- Available and Affordable For All Youth: we reach out to kids who cannot afford, or may lack access to, other community programs. Annual membership is only $15 per year.