Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Why Boys & Girls Clubs Are Special
Four key characteristics define the essence of a Boys & Girls Club. All are critical in exerting positive impact on the life of a child:
- Dedicated Youth Facility: The Boys & Girls Club is a place – an actual neighborhood-based building – designed solely for youth programs and activities.
- Open Daily: The Club is open every day, after school, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.
- Professional Staff: Every Club has full and part-time, trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support.
- Available/Affordable to All Youth: Membership dues are affordable. Clubs reach out to kids who may lack access to other community programs.
An Optimal Club Experience
Every day our team strives to provide to as many young people as possible:
- Supportive Relationships with Caring Adults
- A Safe, Positive Environment
- Recognition For Who Kids Are and What They Can Achieve
- Fun & A Sense of Belonging
Delivering this Club Experience at the highest level is the most important thing we can do for the children in our community – because every kid, regardless of income or circumstance, deserves the opportunity to thrive and an equal chance to reach their full potential.
Great Futures 2025
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley will grow by providing an exemplary Club Experience for youth from throughout the Fox Cities area that ensures members are on track to graduate from high school, have a plan for their future, demonstrate good character and citizenship, and live a healthy lifestyle. The goal is to increase the percentage of Club members reporting an Optimal Club Experience to 75% by 2025, based on data from the NYOI Member Survey.
- Inspire and empower youth success
- Ensure opportunities for ALL youth
- Provide youth with a high-quality Club Experience
- Continue to learn and develop practices and program models through continuous improvement processes.