Skip to main content

Our Mission:

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Our formula for impact.

Young people who
need us the most

+

Outcome-driven
club experience

=

Priority
Outcomes

Our Vision:

Provide a world-class club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors. With all members on track to achieve Academic Success; demonstrating Good Character & Citizenship, and living a Healthy Lifestyle.

mentor and boy

Whatever it takes to build great futures

We never take a single approach to help kids succeed. It takes caring mentors, such as our trained Club staff. It takes a safe place, like our Clubs that are consistently there for the kids they serve. It takes innovative, quality programs designed to empower youth to excel in school and lead healthy, productive lives. We do whatever it takes to ensure all kids have a great future.

Safer childhoods

Life-enhancing programs

Caring mentors

Young Teen Girls

A safe place to learn and grow

We believe every kid has what it takes. The mission and core beliefs of Boys & Girls Clubs fuel our commitment to promoting safe, positive and inclusive environments for all. Boys & Girls Clubs of America supports all youth and teens –of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion –in reaching their full potential.

Original Boys & Girls Club (1860)

Our Story

Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Connecticut -Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin and Elizabeth Hammersley. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. With character development as the cornerstone of the experience, the Club focused on capturing boys’ interests, improving their behavior and increasing their personal expectations and goals. A cause was born.

cbf logo 1906
1906
Boys Club of America Logo (1931)
1931
Boys & Girls Club of America Logo
1990

Our Club Types

We currently operate 3 different unique club types, across 4 club locations, This allows us to serve youth where they are.

Our Locations

Make an impact!

Whether you’d like to volunteer, support our programs or attend an event, getting involved is easy and will make a meaningful, lasting impact on the lives of the children in our community who need us most.

Ways To Give

News & Updates

Read the latest updates on The Boys & Girls Club of Lee County!

Keep up with us on instagram

Be the first to know! Sign up for our
e-newsletter.