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THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF CORVALLIS has been offering quality programs to youth grades K-12 in Corvallis and the surrounding area since 1975. 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 5,000+ youth across Benton County. We provide daily meal service at no cost and offer access to dental care in our in-house Johnson Dental Clinic. 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 & 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.
At BGCC, we do not just accept difference; we value and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for Club youth, staff, and board. We empower all youth, families and staff to reach their full collective potential. Our commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion is evident in our vision and mission. It shapes everything we do: hiring staff, recruiting board members, forming partnerships, program and curriculum design, and creating opportunities for youth.
BGCC continually evolves to provide culturally relevant opportunities so that all youth are empowered and included, no matter what their circumstances. We are committed to speaking up and working to undo patterns of injustice in a deliberate and targeted manner.
The Club has persistently stood at the forefront of diversity, equity and inclusion for years. We are committed to using an equity lens in our work to continually transform our programs to serve priority youth and their families by incorporating youth and family voice in all our programs. We foster a relationship of inclusiveness, support and respect for the communities who are empowered by our services to work, go to school, break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, and overcome the opportunity gap for a healthier shared community.
Empowers youth to sustain meaningful relationships, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process, and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.
Youth master basic educational disciplines, apply their learning to everyday situations, and embrace technology to achieve career success.
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.
Programs in this area develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.