Our goal at the Club is to provide a safe place to youth to go after the school bell rings. We know we do a great job at this, but hearing it from the parents and youth who participate in our programs, means even more.
Teen Leadership In Training Testimonial
“My daughter was a new member of the Boys and Girls Club a few years ago. I initially had reservations about whether the Club could provide her with the supervision that she needed because teens appeared to be given a lot of independence. I soon learned that while teens are given space to thrive, they aren’t left unattended and that staff watch them closely as the teens work through their afterschool activities. They simply loosen the reins a bit.
My daughter went on to join the Leadership in Training program where she learned to help the younger children grow while earning community services hours. It was truly a developmental experience that has helped her learn a lot about herself and that raised her self esteem.
She is doing A level work at Carmel Valley Middle School now and the Club is like a 2nd home.We know that we are always welcomed there and that it is like home base. It anchors our day and provides a safety net for my daughter until I can get to her after work.” – Leonor, Polster Branch Teen Member’s Mother