Boys & Girls Clubs of Council Bluffs
It is our mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, healthy and caring members of society. It is our vision to be a leader in youth development on the local and national level.
We are transforming our community by providing youth with impactful, fun, and educational opportunities in a safe environment. These opportunities are led by professional, positive role models that make a lifelong impact in the lives of those we serve. BGCM has a proven and effective approach: provide disadvantaged youth with a positive, accessible place to go; surround them with trained and supportive staff; and offer results-oriented programs that are educational, recreational and age-appropriate. BGCM’s goal is to deliver programs that create happy and healthy children today, while building a foundation of success for tomorrow – impact for a better future. This begins with the imperative to provide a safe environment that keeps kids engaged, active and happy in the hours after school, during vacation periods and throughout the summer months. Research shows that during periods of idleness and boredom, kids are vulnerable to peer pressure, violence and other risky activities. The risks are even higher for children from disadvantaged circumstances. We minimize those risks by engaging young people in activities with positive adult role models and peers, enabling them to learn powerful life skills.