Our mission is inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Today, many youth who are at risk and in need are taking advantage of the programs, activities and services provided by the Club. Trained, caring professional staff and volunteers help young people take control of their lives, envision productive futures, and reach their goals.
Entirely too many of our nation’s youth are in danger of disengaging from school without achieving basic proficiency in reading, math and other subjects or skills. Those who drop out of high school face prospects of poverty and unemployment, incarceration and chronic dependence on public assistance and health services.
The outcome we want:
Our members are on track to graduate from high school on time and ready for college, trade school, the military or employment.
Character and Leadership!
The need: According to the Josephson Institute, some 30 percent of youth report being involved in bullying; 60 percent of high school students admit to cheating on tests. Negative influences permeate our culture, and young people need guidance to develop their character and moral compass.
The outcome we want: Our members treat others with respect, demonstrate civility, serve others at the Club or in the community, and understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens.
Healthy Life Styles!
The need: Young people in our community are at risk for becoming overweight and physically unfit; engaging in unsafe, premature sexual activity; and using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The self-care practices developed in childhood greatly affect an individual’s health and quality of life as an adult.
The outcome we want: Our members engage in daily physical activity, make healthy nutrition choices, employ good resistance and decision-making skills, and refrain from participating in risky behaviors.
To accomplish our goals we need many more caring adults to help.