The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley provides services in the following five core program areas: Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.
Character & Leadership Development
Programs empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others cultural identities.
Education & Career Development
Programs enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.
Health & Life Skills
Programs 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. This program enables youth to receive a nutritious meal each day at the Boys & Girls Club, which provides them with the proper sustenance they need on a daily basis and ensures that no child goes to bed hungry. For many members, these are the only nutritional meals they will have all day, aside from what they receive at their schools.
Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Programs develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.
Programs enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.
Who we serve
We serve a variety of members in our Clubs, which include locations in 1 school and 4 public housing communities, 3 teen centers, 9 free standing Clubs, the Richard L. Bean Detention Center, and the Gene Monday Gym. The Clubs are open every day after school and provide care all day during the summer months, school holidays, and in-service days.