The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Winston-Salem
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs offer that, and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Club staff monitor the number of school absences, tutoring and homework help is offered daily, report cards and progress reports are collected from all members, and individual help with End-of-Grade Tests is available.
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
About our partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For over 50 years The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs have been unique places created by The Salvation Army that offer programs and services that exemplify and actively practice Christian principles. This is done in a way that causes recipients of our services to learn to admire the values, ethics and skills presented, and incorporate them into their own lives. To reach today’s young people and their families in a non-threatening way, our Clubs create an accepting, positive and challenging environment where young people of every background, circumstance, race, creed and religion feel welcomed. As part of the Salvation Army’s family and services, this program is offered to the poorest and neediest among us. It is for this reason that The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs are so vital to The Salvation Army’s mission and ministry.
The Club offers young people what they need and want most – adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves; and interesting, constructive activities that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits.
Further, all Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club programs are based on a youth development strategy that builds character and self-confidence, and instills a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness and influence. Clubs offer daily access to a broad range of programs in six Core Program Areas:
Education and Career Development
Character and Leadership Development
Health and Life Skills
Sports, Fitness and Recreation