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Our Mission

The Springfield Boys & Girls Club’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

Our Focus

The Springfield Boys and Girls Club is defined by who we are as both a national and local organization. For over 130 years the tasks have changed and the mission evolved. Today we remain committed to the five main areas of focus for the Boys and Girls Club. 

The Arts

Our art programs provide a platform for youth to explore and nurture their creativity while gaining a deeper understanding of visual arts, crafts, and performing arts. At present, we are excited to offer a diverse range of programs including music, arts & crafts, and a chorus. Join us in fostering a rich cultural appreciation and artistic growth among our youth through these dynamic programs.

Character & Leadership

At our Club, we are thrilled to offer programs like Job Ready and Torch Club that are designed to empower youth in various aspects of their lives. These programs aim to support our Club and community, foster meaningful relationships, cultivate a positive self-image, engage in the democratic process, and promote respect for cultural identities. Through Job Ready and Torch Club, our youth are equipped with the tools and guidance to thrive and make a positive impact in their lives and the world around them.

Health & Life Skills

We are thrilled to introduce our Healthy Life Skills programs designed to empower young individuals in cultivating positive behaviors that contribute to their overall well-being. These programs aim to assist participants in setting personal goals and acquiring the necessary skills to pave the way for successful futures. Among the array of offerings, our Badges for Baseball Program, SMARTMoves, and SMARTKids stand out as pillars in promoting essential life skills. Through these initiatives, we strive to instill values of resilience, goal-setting, and personal development in the youth, fostering a generation of confident and capable individuals.

Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Our recreational programs aim to foster holistic development by promoting physical fitness, stress reduction, environmental appreciation, and social skills. With a diverse range of activities including baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, lacrosse, swimming, and various game room options, individuals can engage in positive leisure pursuits while enhancing their overall well-being. Join us throughout the year to take advantage of these enriching opportunities for personal growth and social connection.

Education & Career Development

At our organization, we are dedicated to empowering youth by offering a range of programs designed to help them build aspirations for the future. From S.T.E.P. tutoring and homework assistance to access to our technology lab, we provide the necessary tools for academic success. Additionally, our job readiness programs and junior staff opportunities equip our teen members with valuable skills for their future careers. Through engaging field trips to local colleges, we inspire our teens to explore their interests and lay the foundation for a prosperous future ahead.

What We Provide

At the Springfield Boys & Girls Club, we provide all our members a safe place to grow and learn that fosters ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals. We offer a variety of life-enhancing programs that include character development experiences, hope, and opportunities.

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132 Years of Service

We need your to help us continue our mission for our kids. Please consider sending a donation today to continue our mission for another 132 years.

7.7 million kids and teens are alone and unsupervised after school while nearly 25 million don’t have access to after-school programs.

Your gift today can help change a child’s future.

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