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When visiting The Boys & Girls Club of Alton one is guaranteed to find a safe, energetic, and fun-filled atmosphere. Here all of our members interact with other members in activities that involve character and leadership-building skills, along with teamwork. Our club is a facility where each member will continue to grow into a caring citizen.
Boys & Girls Clubs can impact the life of every young person we serve. However, the more frequently a young person attends the club, the more engaged they are with the staff and programs, the greater the impact.
A Safe Place
Clubs provide a safe place for young people who may be left home alone or on the streets with no guidance or supervision after school. Taking young people off the streets and providing a safe place keeps them safe and lessens the chance that they will become victims or perpetrators of crime.
Ongoing Relationships with Caring, Trained Adults
The more young people come to the Club, the more likely they are to develop positive relationships with caring adults; the more they experience the positive effects of our youth development philosophy; the more opportunity caring adults have to influence behavior, self-esteem, and character.
Our impact is increased even more with participation in programs that help young people see life’s possibilities. These new programs expose them to new ideas, new places, and new skills which prepare them for the real world that awaits. It might be an opportunity to explore careers, travel to a new city, learn new technology, or visit a college.
Hope and Opportunity
As young people experience the totality of the club- a safe place, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs- the Boys & Girls Club becomes a place of hope and opportunity.