THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF CORVALLIS has been offering quality programs to youth grades K-12 in Corvallis and the surrounding area since 1971. We are the main provider of after-school care in Benton County. We serve over 3,000 members ages 5-18, and provide outreach services to 10,000 youth across Benton County. We provide 600 free meals daily and, at our Johnson Dental Clinic, we offer oral health care to uninsured children in our community. We are a private not-for-profit organization that is overseen by an elected volunteer Board of Directors, funded primarily through local donations.
THE VISION of the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis is that all of our members graduate from high school, are work and college ready with skills that enable them to be self-sufficient, have a clear plan for their future, live a healthy lifestyle, and are responsible, caring citizens.
THE MISSION of the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis is to attract, continually engage, and inspire youth in elementary, middle and high school, to realize their full potential by mentoring, modeling good character, and delivering relevant structured enrichment programs, in a safe, positive environment.
We believe that…
Children are an integral part of a community and the future of our society.
Our best hope for the future is to support growth and enrichment through challenging, fun activities with the guidance of caring adult role models.
Children learn and develop through a choice of diverse experiences.
Every child deserves equal access to community programs and resources.
Adults gain immense satisfaction by personally contributing to the positive development of youth.
Five Core Program Areas
Character and Leadership Development
Empowers youth to sustain meaningful relationships, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process, and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.
Education and Career Development
Youth master basic educational disciplines, apply their learning to everyday situations, and embrace technology to achieve career success.
Health and Life Skills
Young people learn to adopt positive, self-nurturing behaviors, set personal goals, and live as self-sufficient adults.
Participants will develop creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts, and art education.
Sports, Fitness, and Recreation
Programs in this area develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.