In addition to our extensive Sports Programs, the Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon provides diverse activities that meet the interests of all youth. Core Programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to develop self-esteem and to reach their full potential. Based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interests of girls and boys, and recognizing developmental principles, The Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon offer program activities in five areas:
CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Empowering youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image and good character, participate in the democractic process, and respect their own and others' cultural identities.
EDUCATION & CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, set goals, explore careers, prepare for employment and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.
HEALTH & LIFE SKILLS
Develops 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.
Enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.
SPORTS, FITNESS & RECREATION
Develops fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.