To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
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 graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
In an age of difficult challenges for youth and families, the work of the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing has enabled us to become one of the major stabilizing influences on the youth of Lansing. The Boys & Girls Club of Lansing is widely recognized as the premier agency serving youth from disadvantaged circumstances. Relying on the dedication of our personnel-both paid and volunteer-and the efficient use of facilities, the Boys & Girls Club can provide quality programs for youth between the ages of 7 – 17. An important factor in the success of the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing is its recognition that many youth fail because they do not have a sense of self-esteem. Thus, the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing employs a Youth Development Strategy. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling:
- A Sense of Competence The feeling there is something boys and girls can do and do well
- A Sense of Usefulness The opportunity to do something of value for other people
- A Sense of Belonging A setting where young people know they “fit” and are accepted.
- A Sense of Power or Influence A chance to be heard and to influence decisions.
When this strategy is fully implemented, self-esteem is enhanced and an environment is created which helps girls and boys achieve their full potential.
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