“To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.”
Today’s youth face an ever-changing world that challenges their ability to grow into productive contributing citizens. Many of these youth must regularly deal with issues of violence, drugs, family problems and other social issues. To prosper in this environment, youth must become resilient, develop a positive self-concept and a sense of hope. These attributes are cultivated through their participation in Boys & Girls Club of Jackson County.
For nine years, the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson County has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. The Boys & Girls Club of Jackson County has actively sought to enrich the lives of girls and boys whom other youth agencies have had difficulty in reaching. We are dedicated to ensuring that our community's disadvantaged youngsters have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.
A youth development strategy underlies all Boys & Girls Club programs and fosters a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness and influence that builds self-confidence and self-esteem.
The Boys & Girls Club of Jackson County is part of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous organizations working to help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. It is facility based, employs 8 paid professional staff supplemented by 4 part-time volunteers, and offers daily access to a broad range of programs in five core program areas:
- Character and Leadership Development
- Education and Career Development
- Health and Life Skills
- The Arts
- Sports, Fitness and Recreation
Today, more than 300 boys and girls are in need of the programs, activities and services provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson County. They benefit from trained, caring, professional staff and volunteers who help young people take control of their lives, envision productive futures and reach their
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