Character and Leadership Development
Programs in this core area empower 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 democratic process and respect their own and others' cultural identities.
Education and Career Development
Programs in this core area enable 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 and Life Skills
Programs in this core area develop 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.
Programs in this core area enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.
Sports, Fitness and Recreation
Programs in this core area develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.
Specialized Program Initiatives
These initiatives or programs focus on meeting significant and specific needs identified within the Boys & Girls Club Movement. Because their scope is broad, they complement or encompass several or all of the Core Program Areas.