Boys & Girls Clubs

The Safe, Positive Place for Kids

 

Children are our future and for too many of them that future is dark. Since 1934 The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs have brought light to Mecklenburg and Union county youth. Our mission is to enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our work falls into three strong pillars: character, education, and healthy lifestyles. In a recent survey of Charlotte Club alumni, 57% said the Clubs “saved their lives.” Club alumni have a graduation rate upwards of 90%, markedly higher than the average for inner-city students. The first Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club opened in Union County in January 2012; in just 12 months, the Club grew from 25 members to more than 200. A second Union County Club is opening at East Union Middle School in the Fall of 2014.

 

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Sports, Fitness, & Recreation

These initiatives help young people enhance self-expression and creativity, develop multicultural appreciation, provide exposure to and develop skills…

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Health & Life Skills

These initiatives help youth achieve and maintain healthy, active lifestyles.

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Educational Programs

These programs help youth create aspirations for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement.

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Specialized Initiatives

These initiatives help young people enhance self-expression and creativity, develop multicultural appreciation, provide exposure to and develop skills…

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The Arts

These initiatives help young people enhance self-expression and creativity, develop multicultural appreciation, provide exposure to and develop skills…

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Character & Leadership

Helping youth become responsible caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They…

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