The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia
is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most,
to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
A Boys & Girls Club Provides:
- A safe place to learn and grow
- Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
- Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
- Hope and opportunity
- A Safe Place for Kids
Every day more than 250 boys and girls in the Northwest Georgia area flash their membership cards to come into a safe haven where they are accepted for who they are, encouraged to do their best, and leave knowing they are valued and understood. 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 FacilityThe Boys & Girls Club is a place—an actual neighborhood-based building—designed solely for youth programs and activities.
Open DailyThe Club is open five days a week, after school and during school breaks, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.
Professional StaffEvery Club has full-time, trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support.
Available/Affordable to All YouthClubs reach out to kids who cannot afford, or may lack access to, other community programs.
Facts About Membership
- 72.88% are from minority families
- 10.48% are less than 7 years old
- 43.36% are 7–9 years old
- 34.68% are 10–12 years old
- 9.44% are 13–15 years old
- 2.13% are 16–18 years old
- 0.19% are more than 18 years old
- 50.87% are male
- 49.13% are female