Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
We recognize the impact of systemic racism on the lives of youth, and we believe young people should feel safe, have access to opportunities and feel valued not just at the Club, but everywhere in our society.
Statement of Support
At Boys & Girls Club of America, we take a stand for the future of America’s children. We condemn any act of racism or discrimination. We stand for safety, health, dignity and equitable opportunity. We advocate for youth and encourage young people to harness the power of their voice. We believe: • All young people should be afforded the guarantee of fair treatment, access and opportunity. • There are historically marginalized, undeserved and underrepresented populations. • Systemic racism has a traumatic impact on young people. • Our mission compels us to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation and advancement of some groups in this country, particularly Black, Brown, Indigenous and other persons of color. • The essential work that is needed to dismantle oppressive and unjust systems is complex and requires intentional and decisive action nationally, locally and within our own organizations. • Addressing systemic injustice cannot be accomplished by a single organization. • It is only through a collective effort that we can create a future that is equitable and accessible to all.